*I was sent product for this post. All of my LOVE and opinions for making homemade candles are my own.
Last week, I posted about the Tea Party Birthday Party we had for my daughter back in November. Today, I am sharing the homemade teacup candles we made at the party.
I used to be a person who was afraid to make homemade candles. I thought it was labor intensive and a hard process that I wouldn’t like at all.
I. Was. Wrong.
When my daughter and I were planning her party, we came across the teacup candle idea and decided to give it a try.
For the party, we were sent a Soy Candle Making Kit from Grow and Make.
The kit comes with everything you need to make homemade candles! It was so perfect for her party. These teacup candles were the first candle making experience for all of the girls so my daughter was super excited to be doing it with them. The kit from Grow and Make couldn’t have made this birthday party activity any easier. The girls were most excited about the Flutter Dye™ that came with the kit so they could make colored candles and they LOVED the scented oils that came in the kit. It was really like a science experiment for them.
Let me show you the process of how we made our teacup candles.
We filled the tall pot that came in the kit with the soy flakes. Then, we put it in a pan that had water in it. We put the burner on medium and watched the flakes melt to a liquid.
It was amazing how fast this happened and the girls loved watching it happen.
Once the wax was melted, it was time to add color and scents! The girls all decided to make green candles. They added the entire green Flutter Dye™ to the melted wax. We stirred it slow until the Flutter Dye™ was fully dissolved.
Then, it was on to the scent. The kit came with a lavender, vanilla and pine scent. The girls decided to put the lavender and vanilla together to make their own “custom” scent. I loved that they did that and it smelled great!
I poured the wax into the tea cups and the rest went into the glass jars that came in the kit.
At first, when I poured the melted wax into the containers, it was a dark green color. But, as it set, it lightened up to a beautiful, spring green color.
I am so excited that we tried the whole candle making activity. It was so much fun and more importantly, so easy. The girls had a blast with it and I know my daughter and I will be making more candles in the future.
*On a side note: If you happen to spill a candle before it has had time to set, it will end of everywhere. EVERYWHERE! If you work fast, you can pick up most of the spill with paper towels. You can also get it off once it hardens, but if you have a residue left, it is from the scented oils you put in the candle. The solution is Liquid Dawn Soap. It will take care of what is left over from the oils. I had to learn this the hard way, but now I know it is not the end of the world if it happens.