Mother’s Day Candle Making Projects


Mother’s Day is a special occasion to express your love and appreciation for the amazing mothers in your life. While there are many gift options available in the market, homemade gifts hold a special place in the hearts of moms. Candle making is a fun and easy craft that you can enjoy with your kids while creating a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day.

Here are some Mother’s Day candle making craft project ideas that you can try at home:

Scented Candles: Scented candles are a popular gift option for Mother’s Day. To make scented candles, you can use essential oils like lavender, vanilla, or lemon, or choose a fragrance oil of your choice. You will need wax, a candle wick, a candle jar, fragrance oil, and candle coloring if desired. Melt the wax in a double boiler, add the fragrance and color, and pour it into the jar with the wick in place.

Photo Candles: Create a personalized candle for your mother with her favorite family photos. You will need a candle, tissue paper, a printer, and scissors. Print out the pictures on tissue paper and cut them to size. Glue the pictures to the candle using a decoupage medium or wax paper. Apply a coat of the decoupage medium or wax paper over the photos to seal them in place. The result is a unique candle with cherished memories.

Teacup Candles: Repurpose a teacup into a beautiful candle holder. You will need wax, a candle wick, a teacup, fragrance oil, and candle coloring if desired. Melt the wax in a double boiler, add fragrance and color, and pour it into the teacup with the wick in place. Allow the wax to cool and harden. The result is a beautiful and practical gift for your mother.

Layered Candles: Create a unique and visually appealing candle by layering different colors of wax. You will need wax, a candle wick, a candle jar, fragrance oil, and candle coloring. Melt the wax in a double boiler and add color and fragrance to each layer. Pour the first layer into the jar, wait for it to harden, and then pour the next layer. Repeat until all layers are poured. Once the final layer is poured, allow the wax to cool and harden.

Beeswax Candles: Beeswax candles are a natural and eco-friendly candle-making option. You will need beeswax, a candle wick, a candle jar, and a double boiler. Melt the beeswax in the double boiler and pour it into the jar with the wick in place. Allow the wax to cool and harden. The result is a beautiful and natural candle that your mother will love.

Making candles is a fun and rewarding activity that you can enjoy with your children. These Mother’s Day candle making craft project ideas are easy to execute and will result in a beautiful and unique gift that your mother will cherish.

Example Projects

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Use small leftover candles and candles you do not like anymore. The only thing you have to buy is candle wicks (if you don’t already have some in your stash).

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What better way to tell your mother I love you than to make her a homemade gift? No, not a macaroni picture of her like you did in first grade, a real adult homemade gift. Or how about your wife, girlfriend, or significant other? Do you think they would enjoy a thoughtful homemade gift from you?

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This video shows you step-by-step how to create a Mother’s Day Candle using Coconut Apricot Creme Wax. She also used dried rose petals and colored the wax a pretty light pink.

Kim Lazaroe

Hi, my name is Kim. I've always enjoyed making crafts for each holiday and season throughout the year. My fond memories are making crafts with my mom or helping my dad build something around the house. Now I get to create new crafting memories with my daughter and husband as well as share my knowledge and experience in crafting with the world. Hope you enjoy my site.

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