For as long as I can remember I have wanted to make my own candles. I love the idea of adding this to my repertoire of basic skills I can do on a regular basis. I love candles and we always have them burning in our home. Whether is a lovely lavender one during the summer months or a cinnamon space at Christmas, we have them in constant rotation here in our home.
Coupled with clay terracotta pots, another thing I love, I decided to try my hand at making some festive candles for Halloween. I will admit, I don’t really decorate our home for Halloween but rather I love to add bits and pieces that bring in the presence of these new cooler moths of fall. But, I figured why not and put together these fun candles as a way to add a little spookiness to this fun (and busy) month ahead.
These candles were really fun to make and pretty easy as well. I started out first by buying a container of soy wax, four small terracotta pots, some small wicks, and an essential oil that smelled of cinnamon.
I added the adhesive vinyl letters to each pot and pressed them down firmly to make sure there were no pockets where the paint would seep under.
Then I painted the pots white. Once dry I removed the vinyl letters and with a fine sand paper, roughed up the paint a bit to give it a rustic feel.
I cut and attached a different festive ribbon to the rim of each pot.
And glued a wick in the bottom of each candle.
Using the soy wax, I followed the directions on the box and poured an equal amount into each pot.
I love these little guys. Every time I walk by them put a smile on my face.
Do you love to decorate for Halloween or are you like me and add subtle touches around the house?
I love how it turned out and it’s a nice and colorful way to to the fall equinox next week!