Use old crayons for DIY colorblocked candles Tips Add about a tablespoon of Crisco shorting for an even burn, and stearic acid, it makes them burn at a high temp which helps them last longer. If you want to add a fragrance add it right before you pour that wax or you lose most of the smell while you are melting the wax. Scented: Three drops to every layer after poured into votive
Let your love light shine this Valentine's Day with a thoughtful gift that's easy to make in multiples: customized candles. Pick up basic pillar candles, sheets of colored beeswax (from a crafts store), and heart-shaped cookie cutters. Push cutters into sheets to create hearts; press hearts onto candles. If the shapes are too stiff to adhere, melt them slightly with a hair-dryer set on low heat.