Mother’s Day is almost here and you know I love easy DIY’s. I went to my local Salvation Army Thrift Store to see what I could find for this DIY Mother’s Day! On this trip I had no idea what I was going to make. In the back home section I found a group of candles that had melted together, probably long forgotton in a drawer somewhere and were donated. I instantly thought, I can melt these down, even though I had no idea how to melt them. Then I searched the home section for different vessels. I ended up with a crystal dish, a pink and gold tea cup and a brass plant pot. I wanted to show how these could work for all styles.
First I will say, with this DIY finding the vessels at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store will be the easiest. If you’re able to find some candles, great, but if not, don’t worry. The other way you can make theses upcycled candles is by using leftover candles you have at home. Whether a tapered candle that is almost finished or a small amount of candle left in a votive, all can be melted and reused.
Materials for DIY Mother’s Day Candles :
- Vessels (for new candle, found at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store)
- Leftover wax (from home or thrifted)
- Wick (I was able to salvage the wicks from my candles, but they are affordable online)
- Sticks (something to hold up the wick when the wax is solidifying)
- An old metal can (or an old pot if you have one)
DIY Mother’s Day Candle Steps
Step 1: Clean your vessels. If there are any price tags or dirt or leftover wax.
Step 2: Boil water and place in the metal can. Add the wax to the can.
Step 3: While the wax is melting, set up the vessels with the wicks.
Step 4: Once wax is melted, use oven gloves to get the metal can out.
Step 5: Pour the wax into the vessels.
- Vessels: Tea Cup $2.99, Crystal Dish $1.99, Gold Pot $3.99
- Candles: $1.99
- Wicks: Reused the ones from the candles
- TOTAL: $10.96
These candles were really easy to make and I think they turned out nice. I would highly recommend checking your local Salvation Army Thrift Store to find your own vessels to make these DIY Mother’s Day Candles.