15-MINUTE GIFT IDEA: EASY DIY SHARPIE DECORATED CANDLE
What You’ll Need:
- Heat-safe ceramic or glass container (I used an Ikea ceramic tumbler)
- Metallic Gold Sharpie marker
- Beeswax (use pellets for quicker melting!)
- Candle wick that is about 2″ taller than your container
- Bamboo skewer (not pictured)
Give the container a quick cleaning, and start doodling with the metallic Sharpie marker. Naturally I chose to draw polka dots since that’s “my thing” (and they’re quick!), but I also contemplated drawing some gold snowflakes or a geometric pattern on it too. The possibilities really are endless!
Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. I couldn’t find the metal pitcher that I usually use for melting wax, so I improvised with this recycled glass jar. It worked well, but since I wasn’t sure how heat safe the glass was, I made sure to keep the heat on low. It took about ten minutes for the wax to melt completely.
I dipped my length of wick into the melted wax to coat it, and then wrapped the end a couple of times around a bamboo skewer to help keep it in place. Carefully pour about 90% of the melted beeswax into the candle holder and allow to cool completely. Beeswax has a tendency to shrink while cooling, which may result in an indentation in the top layer of wax. You may need a little bit extra to top if off and level it out if any depressions or cracking occurs during the initial cooling.