I love all things summer and love finding new ways to preserve my summer memories. An easy way to do that is by making an ocean gel candle! The cool thing about gel candles is that you can see right through them, so unlike traditional candle wax, you can see items that are put inside the wax. Follow along as I show you how to make gel candles!
How to make gel candles supplies:
- Darice Blue Glass Chips
- David Tutera Hinged Lid Glass Jars
- Darice Small Seashells, Sand, and/or Nautical Items (optional)
- Clear Candle Gel Wax
Step 1. Add a small amount of glue to the bottom of a metal wick holder and place inside a small glass jar. Add some blue glass chips to the jar, then add in any small shells, sand, or other nautical items.
Step 3. Remove the wax from heat, and carefully spoon the wax into the candle with a plastic spoon. Keep adding more gel wax until it reaches the top of the jar. Work quickly because the wax cools quickly.
Step 4. You can use two pencils or pens to hold the wick in place as the gel cools. The gel might get air bubbles in it, which I think adds to the ocean look that I was going for.
I hope you enjoyed this how to make gel candles tutorial and have fun making them as much as I did! Happy crafting!
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.