Say goodbye to store-bought candles! Create your own custom candles for a birthday, baby or bridal shower using colored crayons and silicone molds. Now, you’re not limited to what you can grab at the grocery store. Make all kinds of trendy shapes, from ice cream cones to cacti. Watch the video below to learn how to make your own, inspired by the DIY blog Aww Sam.


  • Silicone mold
  • Microwave-safe cup
  • Microwaveable wax
  • Crayons
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Candle wicks
  • Scissors


Step 1: Add microwaveable wax to a microwave-safe cup.

Step 2: Peel the wrapper off a crayon and break it into small pieces. Add it to the cup with wax.

Step 3: Microwave the cup in 15-second intervals until melted, stirring consistently.

Step 4: Pour the melted wax into a silicone mold.

Step 5: Add a lollipop stick and candle wick (you may need to cut the wick to a shorter length).

Step 6: Let dry and carefully remove from mold.

Step 7: Add to your favorite cake!


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