Saturday, June 28, 2014
DIY surf wax candle
My favorite summer days are those spent driving with the windows down, surf boards stacked on top of the car, staying all day at the beach, and coming home salty, tired, and ready to do it all again the next day. To bring some of these summertime vibes into my room (and to remind me of sunny days even when the weather turns cold), I created these surf wax candles.
These could not be simpler to make! And if you've never smelled surf wax- it pretty much smells like summer in a bar of wax (aka the best scent in the world).
I picked up some surf wax from a local surf shop (Coastal Edge). I found that Sex Wax melts well (and the colors are gorgeous). I tried Sticky Bumps also, and it was thicker and harder to use (but the candle still came out all right!).
You'll also need glass containers for the candles (I found some at the thrift store) and candle wicks (I got mine from Michael's craft store).
I melted my wax in a glass jar placed inside a pot of boiling water. (You could also use a recycled metal can- that way you can throw it away when you're done).
When the wax was completely melted, I removed the jar from the pot with potholders, and poured the wax into my candle container. I quickly placed the wick in the middle of the candle, and made this popsicle stick contraption to hold it in the middle.
After the candles were completely hardened, I trimmed the wick- and they were finished! (Note: next time I'm going to save a little wax to melt and pour over the top of the candle when it's hardened, to fill in the indentation around the wick).
I think everyone needs one of these rad, surf wax candles in their life. I kind of want to make a million of these now (don't be surprised if you get one from me for Christmas).
Have a lovely weekend- go out and enjoy the summertime weather! (And then come inside and make a few of these candles).