Hi guys! There are tons of vintage things that I love to craft with, and one of my favorites has got to be vintage planters. I use them for organizing pens and pencils. They hold my remote controls, and I even use some of them as actual planters. My mom had the idea of making one into a candle, and since I had a couple that would make fab candles, I decided to give it a try!
Here’s What You Need:
*Old pots or bowls for melting
When the wax begins to mets, dip the metal part of your candle wick into the wax and then press into the bottom of your planter. You can wrap the top of the wick around a wood skewer to keep it straight.
Once your wax melts and the temperature of the wax registers around 170 degrees it is ready to pour. Pour your wax into your planter leaving room at the top to add more later. Let the wax cool completely.
Once your first pour has cooled you will find that it has shrunk and isn’t terribly pretty. So, you now can melt more wax and then top off the candle with a new pour of wax. Let the wax cool and you should have a nice candle. I ended up having a little extra shrinkage on my second pour so I ended up having to do a third, but it topped off nicely.
*If you want to add color or scent, you will need to buy the dye and scents to do so, and follow the directions on the package on how to add them. I made mine unscented since I didn’t like any of the scents they had at the store.
Aren’t they adorable! I just love finding new ways to use old planters! These little darlings are great tucked on a shelf or as part of a table centerpiece. I have mine on my sideboard in my living room. They add a little more fun to the room! The great thing is when you are finished burning the candle you can clean out your planter and reuse it for another one or something totally new. I hope you all will add this to your crafty bucket list. It’s easy and a lot of fun to make! I’ll be back soon with more diy fun. Until then…