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A votive candle is usually a small and beautiful candle used while people offer prayer at religious place or ceremonies. Whatever be its scent or size, it makes a wonderful gift and adds a flavor to small parties. Have you ever thought how we can make these candles at home or have you ever tried it? If no then you are at right place. I am listing some easy steps to make votives candle at home. Make someone feel special by gifting handmade gift to the person along with a short personalized message. The person receiving it would feel delighted after getting such wonderful handmade gift.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

When it comes to gift under small or tight budget, votive candles are the best option available and are suited for all occasions and events including wedding ceremony, birthday party, open house party, as festival gift or whatever occasion anyone can think of. Many people use votives candle to decorate and give different aroma to their Halloween party.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


To make votives candle you need to have some resources before hand with you. Just take any small sized or shallow vessel or any thing that you can think of to reuse as votive. People even prefer sea shell or jelly jar to make votives candle. Use your creative mind to higher extent and take your favorite vessel accordingly. Take small flower pots of 3 to 4 inch and keep them aside. Melt a block of beeswax in a old saucepan and add your favorite scent to it. Various scents are available at stores near you, choose the one best suited for the occasion. If you are making them for gifting purpose than keep in mind the other person's choice.

Check the vessels for any hole and close it with a pebble or aluminum foil if there is any. It is necessary to make sure wax does not come out of hole when we pour the melted wax in it. Make wick of cotton for each of the vessels and dip them in melted wax. Keep the length of wick longer the height of vessel. Like if the height of vessel is 4 inch then take 6 inch long wick. Hold the wick straight in the center of vessel and slowly pour melted wax with a spoon. You can tie the wick with a pencil to keep it straight. Leave the wick when it dries somewhat and let it harden. Likewise fill all the vessels. Don't overflow the vessels. After doing all the stuff make sure to trim the wick and decorate the outer portion of vessel with beads. Once cooled, beautiful votives candle are ready for use.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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