How to Make Candles with Gulf Wax and Crayons

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Use crayons to color your candles.
Use crayons to color your candles. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Homemade candles make excellent gifts and also make your house smell wonderfully. You can use one scent and one color of crayon or use a variety of each. You might need to experiment to get exactly what you want.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking pot
  • 10 boxes Gulf Wax
  • 1 box crayons
  • Liquid candle scents
  • 12 to 18 canning jars with lids
  • Candle wicks
  • Super Glue
  • Raffia string or ribbon

Set the jars on a table. Glue the metal part of the wicks to the bottom inside of the jars. Try to center them so that candle will melt properly. Trim to fit a half-inch below the rim of jar.

Put the pot on the stove over medium heat and add the wax. Once the wax begins to melt, get the color of crayons you are using and remove any paper. Also get your scents ready to pour. You might want to use more than one scent.

Add the crayons when all of the wax is almost melted and stir well to mix colors. Add the scents a little at a time until you get the smell you want. You want it to be a strong scent to last for a long time. Continue stirring until all of the wax is melted. Let cool for about five minutes.

Pour wax into each jar, filling to about an inch below the rim. Leave the lids off until completely cooled. When they are cooled, you might see a sinking effect in the center of the candle; if this happens, use a hair dryer to heat to the candle until it reshapes properly.

Screw the lids on the jars, wrap some raffia around the ring and tie a bow or hot glue a ribbon around the ring. These will store for awhile as long as the lids are left on.

Tips & Warnings

  • Please be very careful with the hot wax, it will burn terribly bad
  • Do not spill any in your stove, this will cause a fire

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