This project transforms plain tapered candles to chic home decor. I love that I can choose any color to fit the season. A few of these tied up with twine makes a beautiful housewarming gift. And why stop at tapered candles? This is a great technique to apply to pillar candles as well.

Time Needed 
30 to 60 min
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Skill Level 
Beginner

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
  • Project Yield 
    6 candles
  • Time Needed 
    30 to 60 min
  • Skill Level 
    Beginner
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    Gather your materials.
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    Cut off pieces of your wax block, and place in your double boiler. Keep the water at a low simmer and wait for the wax to melt.
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    When the wax is melted, add the candle dye. Add just a few small pieces and then check the color—it’s very concentrated!
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    Dip your candlestick into the wax.
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    Dip all your candlesticks. I like how it looks with the dips at different heights, but you can keep it even if you prefer.
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    Add more candle dye to the melted wax, and dip the candlestick for a second time, leaving part of the first layer exposed.
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    Add more candle dye again, and dip the third and final layer for an ombre effect. To save the excess wax, pour into a mold and wait for them to cool. This makes them easier to store until your next candle project.
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    Your candles are done! These candles make a great gift on their own, or as an addition to a gift basket.

Ombre Dip-Dyed Candles

$20.00
Kit Yield 
6 candles
What's Included
Unscented Taper Candles 12in 2/Pkg
Concentrated Candle Dye .75oz Blocks
Glass Fill Candle Wax 1.5lb Block
Hemp Cord 20# 120'/Pkg
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