Today we bring you this little DIY candle clay votive! We originally made this tutorial for our friend over at Sincerely Kinsey (she's precious and has a lovely blog) But we wanted to share this with you all! I personally want a fire mantel now so I can place these little guys for the holidays!!
Supplies: air dry clay, x-acto knife, paint brush, cup of water, candle wax, candle wick.
2. Keep one square and slice the other in half to make a thin rectangle, shapes should look like in photo.
3. Start rolling the rectangle piece connecting the ends together.
4. With water and a paint brush, brush the crease to blend in together, then take your fingers and mold it smooth.
5. Place your round piece on top of the square clay you put a side earlier, take your x-acto knife and cut along the edges. This will be your bottom.
6. Again, take your brush and brush in the crease and then mold smooth together.
7. Set out to dry over night for maximum reassurance.
Wax and wick:
1. Take old candle jar (with wax that can no longer burn) and place in a pan with water line to a little over wax line. Boil water until wax melts.
2. Pour wax into new clay votives.
3. If you don't have wicks, we cut old birthday candles shorter and used them as our wick. Works magic! (Thanks for the tip Rylee!)
Its pretty easy and the best part is, you can do as smooth as you want or as rough and organic as you'd like. we liked ours to have a bit of texture and wanted them to look like you found them in an old european castle from hundreds of years ago! Don't be afraid to have fun with the size and shapes. Clay is pretty easy to work with (you can find air dry clay at your local craft store!) and wonderful to mold beautiful things with!
Have a beautiful Monday!