Craft Projects

Lotus bowl candles

I made my momma a set of lotus bowl candles for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t 100 pleased with how they turned out — hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? — but I figured I’d show you anyway because I think I know where I went wrong. Plus it’s a fun idea.

I’ve had these lotus bowls hanging around for some time now. The bowls have a sentimental value to my mom, so I though I would turn them into candles for her. So I bought scented wax beads and unscented wax at Michaels to complete this project.

First I made sure the bowls were very clean.

Then I placed the wick at the bottom of each bowl. I keep calling these bowls, but they are close in size to votive candles. I didn’t make massive candles.

Tip: One thing I didn’t do with my set of candles was buy the wick adhesive. I didn’t know I needed it until it was too late. Definitely buy this if you can because the wicks will float in the hot wax.

Next, I combined some of the lavender-scented wax beads in a tupperware with the unscented wax strips.

I popped this mixture in the microwave until it fully melted. That took about 5 minutes or so.

At this point, your kitchen will smell amazing!

Pour the melted wax into your candle dish. Be careful because it’s super hot.

This is where I screwed up my candles. I was impatient and I put my candles in the fridge to harden faster. I highly recommend not doing this… my candles came out all cracked and I’m assuming it was from the speedy hardening.

Next time I try this, I won’t be┬árefrigerating. I’ll let you know if it makes a difference, like I suspect it will.

Even though they didn’t turn out great, it was still fun to try this out. Hopefully I’ll have better luck next time.

I hope all of you had a great Mother’s Day!