Hello, beautiful people and welcome back to my favourite category on this blog: crafting! Depressingly, I feel like I’ve been crafting less recently . . . and that’s because I have been. Life really gets in the way of me and my hot glue gun.
How so? Well. Let me rant for a sentence or two. My visa renewal is in 4 days – and between tuition fees, rent, visa application costs and the mandatory insurance you have to pay upfront, my wallet has been begging for a rest. So alas, no gorging myself on new craft materials.
(Plants, however, are a different story. Although my partner and I propagate rare plants and make extra cash off it, so that’s a guilt-free indulgence. Or so I tell myself.)
Fortunately, today’s craft managed to sneak in, as I bought the mould from China and that ended up taking a month to arrive. So it’s kind of like past Mia was looking out for me! We love that girl. Oh, right, what are we making?
These beauties. These Venus candles are giving me all the bad-bitch goddess vibes. I entirely could see these being sold at Urban Outfitters and, look, I would buy them. Fortunately, they’re super easy to recreate . . . and today I’m going to show you how.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- A Venus candle mould – I searched all over the internet for one of these that wasn’t in China because of the shipping times. However, there was none to be found. This seller shipped out the mould super quickly and it’s wonderfully high quality.
- Soy candle wax
- Wax dye chips (if you want your candle to be coloured; if you want white candles, skip this one)
- Gold flakes
- Any fragrance oil scent you want! (I used a cranberry scent because . . . Christmas!)
- Long candle wick
HOW TO MAKE:
- Split the side of the mould gently. (It will be precut)
- There’ll be a small hole at the base of your mould that your wick is designed to fit through. Insert your wick and lay it down the middle, making sure the base of the wick is at the top of the mould.
- Rip up some gold foil and drop it into your mould.
- Melt your wax, including any wax dye chips.
- Once it’s liquid, add some of your fragrance oil per the packet’s instructions.
- Tape the side of the mould up and pour the wax in.
Leave to set for a few hours, then carefully remove from the mould. And that’s it!
As you guys can see, I had so much fun experimenting with the colour combinations of this! My personal favourite has to be the ombre one, although it admittedly doesn’t photograph well. Which do you like?
Anyways, lovers, that’s this post coming to its end. I apologise for not being as active here as I would have liked – I’ve been catching up with coursework and just . . . stressballing about my visa. Tomorrow is dedicated to catching up with comments and everyone!
If you enjoyed this DIY, or want to save it for later, make sure to share it via Pinterest!
And that’s a wrap! Which of these colours was your favourite? Would you attempt to create these candles yourself? Let me know your thoughts down below!