Good morning to my creative DIY readers. If you’re looking for a hobby for fall or if you’re looking for a unique gift idea, you’re in the right place. For those of you who are not into the DIY scene and want to skip this post and check out more gift ideas, click on my link to check out my top picks.
Making candles is something I’ve always wanted to learn to do. I love DIY projects and invest in them often because I like to stay busy. It helps keep my mind off of my chronic pain. I also love DIY projects that I can give as gifts to my crafty family and friends, and even those who aren’t that I think would love to learn a new hobby.
When I saw this DIY Soy Candle Kit on facebook, I headed on over to make my selection and purchase. I don’t know that I want to start a candle business on Etsy but it’s something I could consider if my back pain ever gets to the point that I could be creative on a daily basis. If you have any time at all and are looking for extra income, this is a great DIY soy candle-making kit to get started with. The bad news is it’s sold out as of the making of this post. The good news is you can select to be notified when it’s available again. This is a very popular kit so jump on it when you can.
The kit comes with everything you could possibly need to make candles (49 pieces) and an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. They even include delightful scented essential oils. It even comes with tin cans to make them in. I decided to get a little more creative and I made one of my candles in a personalized empty candle jar I kept after burning. Because, why not? It looks cute in my kitchen and I can show off my handmade candle to dinner guests or neighbors that pop in. I used different colored layers and different scents in each layer. Keeping the fall theme in mind.
I’m sure you already know this but I’m going to share a little reminder that when making the candles, you need to make sure that whatever you make them in can withstand the heat.
This kit makes 24 candles. 24! It’s the gift that keeps on making. That’s more than enough to give as Christmas gifts and keep some for yourself or even as bridesmaid gifts if you or someone you know is getting married. You get 4 bags of soil wax chips per kit. You can decide to use the included color blocks or leave the melted candle wax with its natural color. You can also decide to add essential oils or leave them unscented.
I continue to make my candles for gifts (and to keep them for myself). This week I made some rose geranium fall candles. I plan to use some of them in my carved jack-o’-lanterns when the time comes. I added some dried flowers I had on hand to one of them and I’m just obsessed with candle making now. The more I make, the more I can see the potential for a new hobby of candle making.
If you’d like to purchase one of these kits for yourself or to give it as a gift, head on over to https://creativeqt.com/ to get started.