In addition to making incredible gifts for family, friends, and office acquaintances alike, homemade candles are also surprisingly easy and enjoyable to make. Take a crack at candle making this holiday season with any one of these four holiday-esq recipes. 


Carmel Teacup Candle 

Looking for a gift that is sweet but calorie-free? How about this mouthwatering, decadent Carmel Teacup Candle to suit the sweet tooth(s) and coffee lovers on your gift-list? 

What you’ll need: soy wax flakes, caramel liquid dye, caramel latte fragrance oil, candle wick, wax adhesive, teacup 

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Visit Simply Stacie for full instructions on how to DIY this Carmel Teacup Candle.


Soy Peppermint Mason Jar Candles 

If you’re partial to peppermint – (think: candy canes) – you might enjoy these adorable soy peppermint candles. The best part about this DIY: you can recreate these perfect stocking-stuffers in three easy steps.  

What you’ll need: all natural soy candle wax, peppermint oil, mason jar, natural candle wick, tea cup lights 

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Visit a Pumpkin & a Princess for full instructions on how to DIY these Soy Peppermint Mason Jar Candles. 


Pine Scented Soy Candles 

Speaking of soy … make your entire home smell like a freshly cut evergreen tree with this pine scented craft, courtesy of Glitter Guide. 

What you’ll need: wreck jars, soy wax chips, green wax dye, pine-scented candle oil, candle wicks, small wooden sticks, scissors, pot for melting, two heat-proof bowls with pouring spout 

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Visit Glitter Guide for full instructions on how to DIY these Pine Scented Soy Candles. 


Birch Bark Candles 

These rustically inspired Birch Bark Candles make lovely gifts and even lovelier centerpieces. Scatter them throughout your home alongside evergreen branches for a Scandinavian-esq look. 

What you’ll need: thick birch branch, drill, 1 1/2-inch forstner bit, clamps, flame retardant, tea-light candles 

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Visit Martha Stewart for full instructions on how to DIY these Birch Bark Candles. 

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Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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