How to Make Homemade DIY Candles in Tea Tins

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Follow this easy tutorial on how to make a homemade DIY candle using a tea tin. Discover the joy of repurposing while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home or use as personalized gifts for your loved ones.

– Empty Tea Tin – Candle Wick – Candle Wax – Microwave Safe Bowl – Hot Glue or Candle Wick Sticker – Wick Holder – Wick Trimmer

Supplies You'll Need to Make DIY Candles:

Step 1: Choose a Tea Tin

Start by selecting an empty tea tin that speaks to you. Whether it’s a thrift store find or a tin adorned with intricate patterns, the possibilities are endless.

Step 2: Melt the Wax

Place soy wax melts into a microwavable bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until wax is completely melted.

Step 3: Attach the Candle Wick to the Bottom of the Tea Tin

With a glue gun add a small dab of hot glue to the bottom of the candle wick (the metal part) and press the wick down on the bottom of the tin.

Step 4: Pour the Wax

Carefully pour the melted wax into the tea tin, ensuring the wick stays centered. Use a wick holder or popsicle stick to keep the wick in place as the wax cools and solidifies.

Step 5: Allow the Candle to Set & Trim the Wick

Allow your candle to set and fully solidify for about 24 hours, then trim the wick to your desired length using a wick trimmer.

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