It's autumn, the leaves are falling and the temperatures are plummeting. All you want to do is curl up in a cosy blanket with a good book. And there's nothing better than scented candles to add to the cocooning atmosphere. And what if, instead of buying them, we made them ourselves? A great activity to enjoy with family and friends.
A candle, yes, but an elegant one
For a modern, elegant candle, it's best to find a glass container for a beautiful, sober, minimalist decorative effect. On Glassmania, we recommend the Stockholm glass for this activity, because it's THE perfect glass for candles.
What's more, you can personalise it online to create even more original homemade candles and there's no need for a label, just print your design directly on the glass!
How to make your own candle
To make your candles, you'll need the following materials:
- candle wicks
- 27cl Stockholm glasses
- fragrance (essential oils)
- wooden sticks
To make homemade candles in a glass, you need a few simple ingredients. First, you'll need soy wax or beeswax, which you can find in specialist shops or online. Next, choose candle wicks to match the size of your glass. You'll also need essential oils to scent your candles.
Start by filling the glass with wax to measure how much you'll need. To begin, melt the wax in a saucepan over a low heat. Make sure it doesn't burn and stir regularly to obtain a smooth texture.
Meanwhile, prepare your glass by fixing the wick to the bottom using a little melted wax. You can use a stick to keep the wick straight.
Once the wax has melted, remove it from the heat and add a few drops of essential oils to scent your candle. Choose scents that appeal to you, such as lavender for a relaxing atmosphere or orange for warmth. Stir well to distribute the fragrance evenly.
Once you've finished, carefully pour the melted wax into your glass (which you've prepared by attaching the wick to make pouring easier), taking care not to spill.
Leave the candle to cool for a few hours, until it hardens completely. Once it has set, cut the wick to the desired length and your homemade candle is ready to light.
Tadam, here are some wonderful homemade candles! It couldn't be easier!
HOMEMADE CANDLES IN A PERSONALISED GLASS
Not only will they be perfect for decorating your home, but they're also a great gift to give to loved ones. To make it even more special, don't hesitate to personalise the glasses using our online configurator.
Print a drawing or a message directly on the glass, and you can even address each glass to a different person for even more special attention - an original gift with a great effect.
The candle will melt but the glass will stay and you can use it again!
Don't forget to keep an eye on your candles when they're lit and to extinguish them before leaving the room. Now you can enjoy the warm, fragrant atmosphere of your candles.