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Do you have some old candles lying around? Make a scented candle out of them!
If you love scented candles, but feel they're usually overprized (as I do), this is the perfect solution. If you also love making your own stuff, and impress your friends, there's really no reason for not trying out this project.

Posted by FYI:DIY from Oslo, Oslo, Kingdom of Norway • Published
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  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find some old candles. I already had some pink ones that I never would have used anyway. 5 candles worked perfect for one small jar.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Break up the candles into pieces. Try not to break the candle wicks, they can be useful later on.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the candle pieces in the big jar.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the smaller jar and use the blue tack to fasten one of the candle wicks to the bottom. Try to put it right in the middle.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then use the flower stick to hold the wick straight. I also used some blue tack to fasten the stick to the jar, just to keep it in place.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then you can melt the old candle pieces. They should not be put directly into the water, but put the jar in a saucepan with water heated up to 85 celsius degrees. And then you just wait for about half an hour for it all to melt.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 7
    Step 7

    When it's all melted, just pour it into the small jar with the candle wick. And yet again: wait for it to harden.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take the scented oil of your choice, and pour some drops into the candle before it's starting to harden.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Scented Candle - Step 9
    Step 9

    The candle is finished! Decorate your jar to make it personal. What about giving a hint of what scented oil you have used? Be creative!

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