How To Make A DIY Crystal Candle – Thrift Flipped!

An easy-to-follow tutorial for creating a beautiful DIY crystal candle! A perfect easy and affordable DIY gift idea or a stylish home décor piece. 

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Hello beautiful people and welcome back to my corner of the web! Today, I’m going to be sharing what may be my favourite thrift flip yet . . . a gorgeous statement candle full of candles and positive energy. (And it’s a high bar – remember that vintage photo frame trellis we made? That was great.)

Thrifting is such a weird one for me. I love the idea – and the fact it’s better for the planet. Massive selling point. But thrifting itself? It’s so boring. The only thing I’m ever relatively successful at finding are little trinkets and furniture pieces.

Facebook marketplace on the other hand? I kill that shit. Most of my big furniture pieces are Facebook finds.

Our most recent trip to the charity store was surprisingly fruitful though! I found some divine black cord trousers I’m going to live in . . . and a beautiful, vintage looking tray. Now, I’ve had the idea to make some crystal candles for ages but been determined to wait until I could thrift the perfect dish.

(Also . . . I really couldn’t find any dishes like this online without having to import them. Which would be excessive, even for me.)

But the time has come! We have found a $5.99 dish that stepped up to plate. So let me show you how to make this baby!

WHAT YOU NEED:

HOW TO MAKE:

As always, I would love if you watched this tutorial in Youtube format and subscribed to me over on there too!

  1. Glue the base of your four wicks equally spaced apart on the floor of your dish.
  2. Melt your soy wax chips (I personally melt wax in the microwave because it’s easy, but use any method you like)
  3. Mix a few drops of candle fragrance oil in with the melted wax
  4. Pour a very small base layer of candle wax into your dish. High enough to be a suitable base for your crystals, but not too high!
  5. Once a little hardened, arrange your crystals – make sure their prettiest faces are pointing up!
  6. Pour the rest of your candle wax into the dish until it sets around the crystals.
  7. Leave to harden.
  8. Optionally, garnish gold foil and some dried flowers on top.

And that’s it! If you enjoyed this DIY candle tutorial, make sure you check out my other ones!

I know some of my recent craft projects have been . . . well, projects (I’m looking at you faux marble plant stand. You may be beautiful, but you were work!) so I hope you guys enjoyed this little candle.  If you did, make sure you check out the first project in my mini Anthropologie series – a DIY accessories organiser.

Alright, lovers, we shall end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this little project – would you attempt it yourself? Let me know your thoughts down below.

Peace,

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20 thoughts on “How To Make A DIY Crystal Candle – Thrift Flipped!”

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      honestly, it’s two of the cutest things together – crystals and candles! sign me all the way uppppp! xx

  1. Margot – Sicily – Margot, 25 ans, styliste, vous livre un joli jeu de pages entre tendances mode, créations, voyage et tourisme... Tout juste expatriée à Bahreïn pour deux ans, j'aime partager avec vous mes tenues, créations, voyages et mes nouvelles découvertes mode et beauté. Bienvenue dans mon univers ♥ Vous pouvez me contacter sur mon adresse électronique : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr Margot, a fashion designer of 25 years old is all about fashion trends, DIY, travel and all others cute things.. Expatriate in Bahrain for 2 years. I love to share my outfits, sewing projects, travels, my inspirations and my favorite beauty products.... Welcome in my universe ! You can contact me on my email : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr

    Such a cute candle.
    And your video tutorial was really interesting.
    Thanks you for sharing with us all your amazing DIY.
    I love how creative you’re
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you, Margot! I’m glad you liked the video, they’re so fun to make! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Definitely do – it’s so inexpensive, but super pretty and affordable to recreate! If you like thrifting, I honestly can’t recommend Facebook marketplace enough 🙂 x

  2. Inspiremyfancy – United States – Inspire My Fancy is a creative place where I hope to inspire your style, and positive state of being. I share style and beauty tips, along with life style choices that can enhance a beautiful state of mind. Join me if you're all about learning tips and tricks to living your best life with a dash of style if you fancy!

    Really enjoyed watching your DIY! I haven’t done any in a while, but this one looks like a great one. :))

    Cheers,
    Tania
    https://inspiremyfancy@gmail.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you, Tania, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  4. This is such a great idea! And it sounds so easy to do. I haven’t made this type of candle at home before. I love the other DIYs you have pictures of in this post too. Such great inspriation!

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