I’m not sure where I fall in terms of level of craftiness, but it’s definitely far below Martha Stewart and somewhere slightly above Casual Pinterest User. With enough motivation, I can usually throw together a decent craft. Candle-making, however, has always seemed like something far from my reach–daunting even.
When Labor of Love Co. approached us with one of their DIY candle kits, I was immediately interested. Here’s how it went:
First of all, everything comes neatly wrapped in a cute package. I chose the “Apple Harvest” scent because what better fragrance is there to try with fall on the horizon?
I wanted to make sure I could attempt this activity with enough time to account for any mess-ups or confusion on my part. I waited for LO to go to bed for the night and chose a night where the chores I had left were minimal. I was surprised that the whole process took me 25 minutes tops!
Here’s how easy it was to set-up. (The only things I used from my own supplies was a pot, glass bowl and pouring cup.)
The fact that you already have exactly enough wax and fragrance in these kits makes it practically foolproof. I didn’t have to worry about measuring out too little or too much of each “ingredient.” It was easy as: pour, melt, mix, pour.
I did get a little anxious when it came to pouring the hot wax. I was so worried about it, I forgot to add the oil before pouring out half a cup of wax. But I just as easily poured the wax back and mixed it all together properly. And yes, I did spill some (my measuring cup doesn’t have the best pouring spout), but it was easy to clean and now my counter smells amazing!
In the end it was much quicker and easier to do than I thought it would be and I ended up with these beautiful finished products:
I have a toddler, so this isn’t a craft I’d recommend doing with children so young, especially if they have a tendency to be underfoot constantly. This can be a good activity to do with older kids who can understand the necessary caution of working with hot liquid.
Now that I know how it’s done, I feel I could get more adventurous in the realm of candle-making. And if candle-making isn’t your thing, you could try one of Labor of Love Co.’s other DIY kits.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product in exchange for my honest review on this blog.