CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINERNovember 21, 2014
In the season of giving and festive cheer, what could be lovelier than making personalised Christmas gifts for your friends and fam? Nothing, that’s what – so we asked DIY blogger Morgane Giner (Plan B) to show us some easy-to-do crafty DIY to make your presents extra special.
In the first of our four part DIY series, Morgane teaches us how to make our very own scented candles from scratch. Over to you, Morgane…
“I don’t know about you, but I feel jealous of those who have a grand fireplace to cosy up to during Christmas months, so I console myself with candles. I used some Cedarwood essential oil to mix into the wax in this guide – the smell reminds me of the tree on Christmas day.” – Morgane
What you’ll need:
- Novelty Egg Cup or Milk Jug
- Candle Wax Pellets
- Pre-Waxed Wicks and Clips
- Candle Dye Pellets (or liquid)
- Saucepan (one you’ll only use for your DIY projects)
- Essential oil (try a festive scent like Cedarwood)
1 – In a saucepan, melt the wax pellets on a low heat. Add the dye pellets following the specific guidelines on the packet.
Polar Bear Jug / Barney Cat Egg Cup
2 – Prepare the candle containers with the wicks. Make sure they sit central and upright.
3 – Add about 30 drops of essential oil into the melted wax, this will scent your candles.
4 – To help you pour the wax into the recipients (you really don’t want to spill this stuff), make a little funnel with a small water bottle.
5 – Pour the wax in to container, making sure the wick remains upright, and let the wax cool for a few hours. Tip: Don’t put the candle outside or in a cold place to make it cool faster – it’ll only make the wax break.
6 – Either wrap them up and place under the Christmas tree, or light em’ up for your own scented pleasure. The choice is yours…