Monday, April 30, 2012

DIY Dip-Dyed Pillar Candles

I've been finding so many amazing DIY projects on Pinterest lately, that I thought it would be fun to do a whole week dedicated to fantastic DIY Projects easily incorporated into your wedding.

Remember - the key to DIY projects and a stress-free wedding is picking projects that you can complete WAY before your big day. Stick to just a few projects that will really personalize your event, without keeping you up the night before you walk down the aisle trying to put all the finishing touches on them.

First up this week: Dip-Dyed Pillar Candles from Martha Stewart!

How-to Dip-Dye Pillar Candles via Martha Stewart

To custom create the perfect pillar candles for your wedding, you'll just need standard plain pillar candles (assorted sizes), crayons, bleached beeswax beads (for melting), and a crock pot with liner or makeshift double-boiler for the melting.

Color possibilities are as endless as your crayon box and can be darkened or lightened, depending on the amount of crayon shavings you use. If you want bigger bands of color, use more beeswax to be able to dip more of the pillar. They used a taper candle to test the color strength before beginning dipping.

For the full instructions - click here.

Can't you picture a group of these making such a gorgeous statement as centerpieces? You could mix the colors, pillar candle and band sizes and create the exact color pallate of your wedding. So inexpensively too!

What do you think of this DIY project? Would you use it at your wedding?

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