Handmade candle wedding favour

I've always liked the idea of making a gift for my wedding guests, so I signed up for a candle making course and poured away!

For my wedding favours, I opted for a single scent (lime, basil and mandarin scent), used soy wax (more eco-friendly, I hear) and did not use any dye (I like it au naturel). Here's a little tutorial if you want to make your own too. You will need:

Soy wax
Cooking pot
Candle glassware
Safety sticker
Paddle pop stick (you can buy these pre-holed or drill hole in centre yourself)


Heat your soy wax in the cooking pot over low heat on stove.

While the wax is melting, attach your stickum to the bottom of the wick tab and place the wick in the centre of the jar and press down.

Measure out your wax and wait for it to cool. The amount of fragrance you add is about 10% of wax. (Note: if you are using essential oil, only use 5%). Stir well.

Pour into jars/moulds. Use paddle pop stick to centre your wick until your candle is completely set.

And then Viola!

Your house will be smelling divine at the end of this exercise. Remember to trim the wicks when completely set.

I added ribbons and labels with my guests' names so they functioned as a placecard too.

I hope you have fun making them!

19 Responses to Handmade candle wedding favour

ねこちゃん said...

wow! you did them all by yourself? they look so professional! I love the scents you chose.. you made me want to try this out =) I think it's very nice that you did the gift for your guests yourself!

Samantha (everythingiheart.blogspot.com) said...

Oh wow! Stunning idea!

Lisa said...

that is so cool!! that actually is an awesome party favor i will have to try this for my next dinner party ;)!!

::little projects in style:: said...

what a brilliant wedding favor!! did you ruin the pot when boiling the wax??

sgrmse. said...

what a thoughtful bride you are!! don't know many who'd actually work on their own party favours. lols. i'm not partial to candles... i don't light/use them very much but i love the personal touch you added (: (: so sweet of you and i'm sure your guests would be that much happier to be present and a part of your beautiful ceremony. how many days till? :D :D :D

stephanie said...

This is amazing! I'm definitely trying this out :)

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

These are such an amazing gift! They look so beautiful too. Impressive :)

just tututiny said...

wow, these are awesome, you are so talented!

I have a giveaway going on, would love for you to stop by and check it out!

Shannon said...

What a great idea! I really love this.


Tamara Nicole said...

Oooh good job! I have always wanted to make my own candles:-) Will have to share this with my brides!


Magical Day Dream said...

What a fun project!



Fabrizia said...

Such a nice post, I enjoyed it a lot! I like your sense of style! Wonderful idea!

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Jennifer said...

This is a wonderful idea! These look beautiful.

Kalpesh said...

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Kalpesh said...

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Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Didnt' realize how easy it could be, you make it look so professional and lovely! What a great wedding favor.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Nicole said...

Ohh that is soo cool and cute and thoughtful!

I love your blog so much! You have great ideas and posts! I will definitely be coming back for more and hope you will come visit my blog!



Juanita Tortilla said...

They are such a great idea! We cannot bear to use them yet :)

anurbanexplorer said...

omg! this is amazing! definitely going to try this out and make candles for my friends. I love your blog and i've followed!
Would be a definitely pleasure if you could follow mine as well <333