Halloween Candle Making Ideas

Halloween is a special and spooky time to bring family and friends together to share ideas for creating your very own Halloween decoration for the home. Traditionally speaking, candles were used to help guide spirits away from the home, as well as providing a source of light of course and rather than creating just black candles, we thought we’d help you be a bit more creative. 

With the help of Abbey White from Makes Scents Studio, we have put together a creative guide full of inspirational ideas for the home candle makers this Halloween. These stylish DIY candle making ideas are accessible to beginners and the more advanced candle makers alike.

You can also view the video explaining how to make these on our Instagram profile. 

Note: Always check your chosen fragrance oil flash point temperature. Make sure when you are adding the fragrance oil it is below this temperature to avoid scent evaporation.

Boo Candle Bubble

Difficulty: EASY

Ingredients: 

  • C3 soy wax
  • Cream bekro dye
  • Fragrance oil
  • Bubble candle container
  • Wick TCR 36/22
  • Glue Dot

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. 
  2. While the wax is melting, heat up your candle container (this can be done in the oven at around 40c). This will help with glass adhesion.  
  3. Let the wax cool down to about 60c. 
  4. Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 
  5. Secure your wick in your warm container using a glue dot ensuring it’s centered. You may also want to use a wick centring tool or peg to keep the wick upright and in place.
  6. Gently pour your wax in your container and leave to set.
  7. You can then add the letter decors. This can be done by sticking some black paper, or with a marker pen. We used some vinyl stickers. 

Pumpkin Candle Bubble

Difficulty: MEDIUM

Candle Ingredients: 

  • Nature C3 soy wax
  • Orange bekro dye
  • Fragrance oil
  • Bubble container
  • Wick TCR 36/22
  • Glue Dot

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. 
  2. While the wax is melting, heat up your candle container (this can be done in the oven at around 40c). This will help with glass adhesion.  
  3. Let the wax cool down to about 60c. 
  4. Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 
  5. Secure your wick in your warm container using a glue dot ensuring it’s centered. You may also want to use a wick centring tool or peg to keep the wick upright and in place.
  6. Gently pour your wax in your container and leave to set.
  7. You can then add the pumpkin face decor. This can be done by sticking some black paper, or with a marker pen. We used some vinyl stickers. 

Wax Melt Leaf Ingredients: 

  • Kerasoy 4120 pillar wax
  • Green bekro dye
  • Fragrance oil (same as the candle)
  • Leaf wax melt mould
  • Glitter
  • Mica

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. 
  2. While the wax is melting, prepare your mould. Wash it and dry it thoroughly. 
  3. Add glitter and mica to the bottom of each mould.
  4. Let the wax cool down to about 60c. 
  5. Add the dye, and the fragrance oil (make sure this is the same fragrance as the candle). Mix gently for 2 minutes. 
  6. Gently pour your wax in your mould and leave to set for 4 hours. 
  7. Unmould gently and arrange the wax melt on top of your candle as ornaments. 

Note: Remove the leaf melts from the candle before use, as the glitter and mica can clog up the wick in a candle. These should be used only as wax melts.

Bubbling Cauldron Candle

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Ingredients: 

  • Kerasoy container wax
  • Kerasoy pillar wax
  • Beeswax white
  • Green bekro dye
  • Fragrance oil
  • Orla 300ml containers
  • TRC 36/22 wick
  • Glue Dot
  • Wax melt mould round 
  • Plastic pipettes

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Make the bubble wax melts: 

Melt the Kerasoy pillar wax in a double boiler.

While the wax is melting, clean your wax melt mould. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly.

Let the wax cool down to about 60c.

Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 

Pour into the wax moulds. Leave to set for a couple of hours.

  1. Make the container candle: 

Melt the Kerasoy container wax in a double boiler. 

Let the wax cool down to about 60c. 

Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 

Secure your wick in your warm container using a glue dot ensuring it’s centred. You may also want to use a wick centring tool or peg to keep the wick upright and in place.

Gently pour your wax in your container leaving room at the top to add your bubble wax melts. 

Leave to set. 

Once the container candle wax has set, unmould your bubble wax melts and place them in your container candle. 

Reheat the remaining container wax, and pour gently into your candle container in order to encase the bubble wax melts in wax. 

Leave to set. 

  1. Make the overflowing wax effect

Melt the beeswax (only a few grams per candle). 

Add some dye. 

Using a plastic pipette, pipe the wax into the pipette and apply slowly around the edges of the container. We used beeswax to ensure drips form on instant contact with the container.

Leave to set. 

Spooky Candles Ghosts

Difficulty: EASY

Ingredients: 

  • Kerasoy container wax
  • Bekro dye
  • Fragrance oil
  • Orla 300ml containers
  • TRC 36/22 wick
  • Glue Dot

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. 
  2. Let the wax cool down to about 60c. Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 
  3. Secure your wick in your warm container using a glue dot ensuring it’s centered. You may also want to use a wick centring tool or peg to keep the wick upright and in place.
  4. Gently pour your wax in your container and leave to set.
  5. You can then add the deco to the container. This can be done by sticking some colour papers, or with a marker pen. We used some vinyl stickers. You can also add some sweets, spiders etc as decorations on top, but please make sure to remove these before lighting the candle.

Witchcraft Candle

Difficulty: EASY

Ingredients: 

  • Kerasoy container wax
  • Fragrance oil
  • Multicolour candle tin 150ml
  • TRC 33/18
  • Glue Dot

Step by step instructions: 

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. 
  2. Let the wax cool down to about 60c. 
  3. Add the dye, and the fragrance oil. Mix gently for 2 minutes. 
  4. Secure your wick in your warm container using a glue dot ensuring it’s centered. You may also want to use a wick centring tool or peg to keep the wick upright and in place.
  5. Gently pour your wax in your container and leave to set.

Safety notes 

If you put spiders, sweets or any decorations on top, remove them before lighting or keep it as a decorative candle.

Keep children and animals away from open flames or hot wax if they’re helping during the process. 

Halloween costumes are extremely flammable so please keep away from any candle making activities!

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