A fun and easy diy candle that makes the perfect birthday gift.
For me, February is the ultimate birthday month. So many of my friends were born in February that it is quite a busy month. Apparently many parents thought June is a very romantic time of the year 😉 Anywho, that also means that February is the time where I spent most of my money on gifts. Which is why over the last couple of years, I have begun diying some gifts to save a bit of money and not go broke when February comes around.
Which brings us to these super fun and birthday-themed candles. I don’t know about you, but I always associate sprinkles with birthdays. No matter if guy or girl, 8 or 80 years old, everybody loves sprinkles on their birthday. You are certainly never too old to enjoy sprinkles, whether on a cake, or even inside a candle. #sprinklesknownoage
If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you will know that I have 0 patience for complicated diys. Which is why today’s project only requires 4 ingredients. Corn syrup (or any other clear syrup such as glucose syrup), sprinkles, wicks and soy wax . To complete this diy you will also need a brush, glass jars and a heat proof bowl to use as a double boiler.
Start by prepping your jars. I upcycled some old Ikea candle jars for this diy, making sure they were clean and dry. With a brush, paint the inside of the jars with a generous amount of corn syrup, leaving out the bottom of the jar. If your glucose syrup is too thick, simply (gently) heat it until it becomes more liquidy. Add sprinkles of your choice to the inside of your jars. Then stick the wick to the bottom of your jar, making sure it is centered.
Next, melt the soy wax over a double boiler. I needed 600g (7 cups) for 3 jars, but depending on what size jars you use, you might need a bit more or less. The melting point of wax is at about 90°C, so be very careful when handling the hot wax. Soy wax melts rather quickly and you know your wax is ready when no clumps remain and it is completely translucent.
Before pouring the wax into the jars, secure your wicks with either a special wick holder or simply a small spoon or stick. Carefully pour the wax into the jars and let it set over night.
What’s your favorite kind of birthday cake? Let me know in the comment section down below! I hope you enjoy your very own homemade sprinkle candles! Happy Birthday to all my peeps born in February 🙂