Tut Tuesday: DIY Ombre Dipped Birthday Candles
So I just LOVE birthdays. They’re a great excuse to throw a party! I love birthdays so much that I celebrate my half-birthday. And Logan’s. And the neighbor’s. They’re that awesome. One of my favorite parts? The cake. I love cake. And I love to decorate the cake. Ombre is just so trendy these days and I thought it could be totally awesome to incorporate the trend with the candles! These seriously take 30 seconds once the wax is melted. Read the how-to below.
To make your own you’ll need:
- white birthday candles
- wax color blocks (crayons will work, too!)
- soy wax beads
- mason jar filled with cold water
- small glasses (one for each wax color)
- wax paper
Using a butter knife, shave off a bit of each color block and add the colored wax and soy beads to the small glasses. Place the small glasses in a pot filled with boiling water and let the wax melt slowly.
Boom. Melted wax.
Grasp the candle by the wick with the tongs and dip it into the wax. After you have dipped the candle to the length you want, immediately submerge the candle into the mason jar filled with cold water. This will set the wax. Repeat these steps until your candle is colored to your heart’s desire.
Move onto the next color. Dip the whole rainbow, yo.
I cannot tell you how many candles I dipped over the weekend. I’m addicted to ombre. I can think of worse addictions. Like McDonalds. Did you know I quit that? Yeah. I can’t believe it either… If you like these candles, then you’ll love these dipped pots and this ombre tote!
What have you dipped this summer? We want to see it!