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Hidden Crystal Candles

Get some good vibes in your space by burning these DIY hidden crystal candles. (And make lots of extras to give as gifts too!)
Active Time1 hr
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Home
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: candles, crystals
Yield: 2 candles
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • 8-ounce glass jars

Instructions

  • Combine 1 tablespoon Mod Podge with 1 teaspoon water in a small cup. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you get the perfect color (once baked the color will look a lot lighter so don't be afraid to go a little dark). When you have a color you like, pour the mixture into the jar and swirl it around until the inside is completely coated.
  • Pour out any excess, set the jars upside down on a baking tray lined with wax paper and let dry for at least 45 minutes. Then bake at 225ºF for 1 hour.
  • After the jars have cooled, slowly melt the soy wax chips (I melt mine in an old 16-ounce glass jar in the microwave, checking often). Secure the wick to the bottom of the jar with a drop of wax and carefully place your crystal next to the wick. Once the wax is completely melted add essential oils and stir. Then pour into the jar and let it sit until the wax hardens. Trim wick if needed.

Notes

Let your candles cure for about 3 days (better yet, 2 weeks, if you can wait that long) before lighting them.
Burn candles until you uncover the hidden candle inside. To remove the crystal, blow out the flame and let the wax cool for several minutes. Because we used soy wax, it shouldn't be hot enough to burn you if you allow it to cool slightly.
Remove the crystal and wash with dish soap to remove the wax.