Primitive Candle Making DIY, Pumpkin and Spice For Thanksgiving !

Primitive Candle Making DIY, Pumpkin and Spice  For Thanksgiving !

today I’m going to share with you how I
make some homemade candles during the years on my youtube channel I shared
with you many different ways of making candles and I’m going to share with you
that in the playlist at the end of this video but I’m going to share with you
today how we’re going to make some pumpkin spice candles so let’s get
started right into the video it’s for a generous gift a subscriber
gave me a kit with some soy wax and also with some wicks I really want to thank
you so much for that I use the soy wax so this is what I use and I’m going to
share with you in the description box the links to all of these products but
back in the early days I didn’t have money to get soy wax I didn’t have money
to buy new wicks and things like that so I would take candles that were used and
I would remount them so there’s two ways you can remelt your candles but always
use a double boiler so what we’re gonna do is I have my candle wax in a
container like this and it has a spout which makes it really nice but this is
how the old-school this is how I used to do it so you take an old kettle you’re
gonna fill that with water and I take an old tin can I will bend the tin can to
make a spout and that’s where we’re gonna put some wax in back when I lived
on the farm I used old crayons or old candles but with the internet you can get these
supplies really at a good price so we have our soy wax in here like this now I
do use beeswax but I don’t for candle making because beeswax is really
expensive so we’re going to go ahead and we’re going to put these on a double
boiler both of these go in a double boiler never ever do you melt wax
directly on any heating source always use a double boiler because wax is
really flammable so we’re gonna go put this on the stove and then I’ll show you
what we’re going to use containers are just whatever you can find but make sure
they’re glass and you want to have it a fairly thick glass so these were candles
at one time and I got them at the thrift store for 75 cents
the candle holders so we know they’re gonna work great you can also use a
canning jar you can use all kinds of jars as long as you make sure the glass
is thick so what we’re gonna do is I have Chamber kinds of wicks we have our
traditional wicks which is a form of string and then it is dipped into
paraffin wax or soybean wax with a little clip at the end but I wanted to
try something really different and this is the first time for me
I got wooden wicks so it’s a piece of wood with a clip and you just put it in
your jar like this and I’ll show you what it looks like so the comment strips
like this they really aren’t that expensive and it comes with 50 or 100 or
200 then you find a little metal clip and you just put the wood piece right
into the clip and you just set it right in your jar it stays upright if you’re
going to use these which is what you traditionally will use then you have to
get a candle adhesive and I got this at the thrift store all year I look for
things like this and this is wax or you can get it
they’re like little buttons that you can buy online that are sticky almost like a
sticker and then you put it in the middle like
that and it sticks to your jar of course this wick is way too big and we will
trim it but for today’s demonstration I’m going to be using these wooden wicks what makes these unique is they it
flickers really pretty and it has almost like a wood smell so there we go we have
these three candles it with the wood wicks and then we have one with the
regular wick now I’m gonna go ahead and we’re gonna work on the wax so the wax
is melting and I’ll get back to you when the wax is totally melted what we’re
going to do is we are going to make some beautiful caramel pumpkin crunch this is
a scent that I got online and then we have the orange dye to go with it so I
decided to put some adhesive on the bottom of these as well I think it’s just gonna be a lot better
I won’t have them falling around that way now if you don’t have the money to get a
he Civ that is made for candles you can buy adhesive that comes at your local
Rite Aid or CVS it’s the same wax that you use for when children you have
braces and it’s little wax strips exact same thing you can buy it really really
reasonable and you can use it that way as well much better
so now let’s get the wax and I’ll show you how we’re going to put some scent to
it and a little bit of dye to make it like a real authentic expensive candle
so this first batch of wax is actually leftover from last year when I made the
hot cocoa ones and so I’m gonna make one candle with the hot cocoa now we’re gonna leave a couple inches at
the top all right so here we have the soy wax and it’s all Mountain so what
we’re going to do is we’re going to add some scent and we’re also going to add
some dye to it take a plastic spoon we’re going to go ahead and we’re going
to do the die first so it says three drops per pound so it’s this about a
pound let’s try this it’s all about experimenting so I see it’s got a little
bit of a yellow color so let’s go with another it doesn’t take much of it to
color your wax I like my candles highly scented so I
add quite a bit of scent to it I only make candles about twice a year usually
in the beginning of the fall and then again in the middle of the winter when
you’re using a method like this you just have to be really careful when you’re
pouring into your mold there you go now I’m being a little brave and I’m going
to try something I never tried before and we will see what happens I’m taking
a Dollar Tree mold and I’m gonna pour some wax into it and now I have people save these for me
these are the little clam shells that scented wax comes in you can take off
the labels and soak the labels and I have all of these now I’m gonna make my
own now this is a Christmas gift that won’t cost you hardly anything and it
smells just like store-bought pianos are complete and this is what they look like
you would not be able to tell the difference between this and a brand new
candle and here are what the tarts look like same again they look just like
something you would buy at the store and here I have an old-fashioned label on it
but what about these ones from the Dollar Tree maybe you don’t have these
kind of cases for yours well the Dollar Tree ice cube trays work
amazing take a look at the little pumpkins
these are little pumpkin scent warmers and they look just as cute as what you
would buy at a high-end retail store you just pop them out of the trays and they
pop out great this is the first time using these silicone trays for candle
molds and I love the idea and the wax that’s left on the molds just shake it
in the trashcan and or shake it back into your container and it comes right
out but now we have these candles but the favorite part of all of it is
decorating them so we want to make them look like real authentic candles from a
store most I got last year they were three dollars and fifty cents on se and
they are a download and once you download them you can have them forever
and you can actually use these for sort of commercial items but most of the
times I get my images off the internet and I get them for free I do is I look
for vintage labels online that are copyright free which the graphic fairy
her website has all graphic free little and
just take a look at this how cute is that
so it looks professional but the graphic fairy she has all kinds of images that
you can use you can search on your website using is sheets that blank
labels so I get it from China which takes about three months but you can get
about 50 to 100 sheets for about $8 so what we’re gonna do is I have two more
yet I gotta find my small labels but now we have these so let’s go ahead and
let’s make these so these are actually labels that you can peel and I’ll go
ahead and peel these labels and then I’ll show you how everything looks at
the end people asked me if I plan on selling any of my products as people
know two years ago I did sell some products and they sold out within four
days I am thinking about selling my products again but it won’t be until
next year I’m really trying to establish my channel first and I’m really working
hard on my channel to establish a name a brand name and then I will work in two
cookbooks and work into some of my products but yes I will be planning on
selling my products sometime soon hope this video inspires you to make candles
whether you’re like me many years ago taking some old crayons and melting them
and finding some free labels on the internet and finding containers at the
thrift store or saving a little money to get some soy wax and a little bit of
scent I hope you give candle-making a try it’s a wonderful project that
involves your whole family take care everyone see you guys tomorrow from my
grandma Fanny’s diary were on October the 15th 1943 Danny writes today we
spent the day husking corn it was a cool and stormy day do you like candle making here’s some
other videos I’ve done throughout the years and also maybe you missed some
really good videos this week here they are too

Comments (100)

  1. What a treat! Tessie you are amazingly talented. Love you have a blessed night ๐Ÿ™

  2. I learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talents.

  3. Wonderful Day everyone! Love Y'all and have a fantastic Day !

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  5. Those are cute Tessie I made some last year Iโ€™m going to try something different this year and I use brown crayons for the chocolate or brown look. If I succeed at my nieces request I will share it with you

  6. I did some candles not too long ago after watching you. I'll make some more for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. i like this kind of videos

  8. Hello everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹. My sister does candles and soaps.

  9. Tessie, I totally enjoyed watching you make the candles! Question, does the wood wick last as long as the string wick does?

  10. GREAT video Tessie and awesome ideas. I LOVE all the candles you made. Thanks for sharing! Just AWESOME!! Take care and God Bless! โค

  11. Oh thanks Tessie, I can't wait to start making my own candles. I have a lot of old wax candle sticks I need to melt down. I was so happy to see this video come up. Thanks so much. Remember to always be yourself…don't change who God made you to be. Take care. God Bless.

  12. Great video! I love the woodwick candles that crackle like a fireplace. Do your wood wicks have a sound? Your candles are beautiful.

  13. I enjoyed watching your candle making I was also wondering if you could put on hear your favorite dehydrating book cuz I can't remember the name to purchase it Thank You.

  14. Thank you, what a great video. The finished product is very impressive!

  15. Tess, this was a great video; I really enjoyed watching you make the candles & they turned out so pretty too. I might have to try this myself now. I have quite a few candles right now, so I think I'll wait until I'm out of these. Thanks so much, gf…love you bunches, Tess, my dear, sweet friend

  16. Nice! Your finished candles really do look like what are sold in boutiques. Yes, the labels really are the finishing touch! Tessie, you have me laughing again, because we both say "crans"… it's one of those words that some people just have no idea of what we mean. I guess the box always said "Crayolas", but oh well! haha! xoxo

  17. I have always been intimidated by the thought of making candles. Not anymore. Thank you. I canโ€™t burn them very often and I have to watch strong scents but I love them so I do it my way regardless of the Dr telling me NEVER! What does he know LOL!๐Ÿ˜‚

  18. This is wonderful!! I canโ€™t wait to see the products youโ€™ll sell next year! Lots of love to you Tessie…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’“xo

  19. I always look forward to your videos Tessie ๐Ÿ’Ÿ love the candles You are very crafty my friend. Blessings and prayers for you and hubby ๐Ÿ˜‡ xoxo

  20. Wonderful video, Tessie ! I wish my printer was working, those labels add a special touch .

  21. That looks like such fun, ,Maybe I can do that soon too ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

  22. I've made my candles from scratch with paraffin so I'm just asking a question don't you have to use hardener in the soy wax or not. I didn't know if that was something new or not. Blessings

  23. That was nice. Have to give it a try.

  24. Lovely candles!

  25. I used to make a few candles ๐Ÿ•ฏ now and then when I was young used beer bottles the glass ones I would find, great video sister! ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿโ„๏ธ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด

  26. the candles are beautiful, love the brown canning jar. Tessie is there anything you cannot do?

  27. The last time I made candles was in Junior Achievement way back in 1969. Your candles and scented tarts came out looking gorgeous. I saw that pumpkin tray at the Dollar Tree, and now I can kick myself for not buying it. I would really like one shaped like little gingerbread men. I love the scent of gingerbread!

  28. You make it look easy ! How do you like the wood wicks ? I am thinking about buying some an just wondering if they are something you would buy again.

  29. You are so talented thanks for sharing

  30. What a great project for Christmas gifts!

  31. You have inspired me to try this!

  32. Iโ€™m definitely going to get some molds from the dollar store to try this! My kids and I absolutely love making candles but Iโ€™ve never ventured outside of just the regular jar ones. Your channel is giving me so many ideas for inexpensive Christmas gifts this year! Thank you so much Tessie! โค๏ธ

  33. Candles are beautiful!!

  34. Yay candles! Hi Tessie! โ™ฅ

  35. I would say go for selling product. It would help establish your Channel. And the amount but your channel is established this far, would help sell your product.

  36. I love candle making.your are beautiful

  37. Tessie remember back in the day taking a small amount of wax and sit the wick in .. I use the van method Iโ€™m down making candles once a year around Christmas Time ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ your candles look good yes the old crayons ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  38. Those candles look beautiful Tessie. I have always wanted to make candles. I must give it a try. Thank you for sharing. God Bless You and Your Family. Hugggs

  39. Gee, you make it look SO easy!

  40. Thanks for sharing looked like you were having a great time.

  41. What a wonderful idea! Everything turned out so great.

  42. I tried those wooden wicks when they first came out in the early 2000's wish they had had the clips back then, hard as heck to keep them standing up lol. Love the graphics. I am sending you a private message where you can get the full sheets here in the USA at a good price. Thanks for the tip on the The Graphic Fairy. Oh my goodness I just went to her site absolutely love it, this is going to come in handy for my Christmas gift giving. Thanks for the ideas I'm in love with the graphics. I've mentioned before all my neighbors are getting preserves so these will look good on my jars and for our churches fundraiser jam jars too. Best tip of the week. Anna In Ohio.

  43. You have so many great ideas. I love the repurpose of those cube and the silicone pumpkins and the candles you made looks so good it looks like expensive 20 or 30 dollar candles. I'm gonna try this I already eat what you do must go ahead and try this looks fun. And looks like the wood burners last longer.well Blessing to you and all. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘

  44. Like many others, I thought it wouls be too complicated to make candles. Now I know better. I love the labels and wooden wicks are great. Thank you once again Tessie.

    GREAT ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. Good Morning Tessie, Brother,s, Sister,s, and friends, May you have a wonderful blessed Wednesday filled with happiness and joy:) God Bless you love you all my dear brothers sisters and friends very much:)

  47. Beautiful Tessie! I LOVE candle making as well! Blessings from Alaska! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Awesome video. Love your candles.

  49. Tessie those candles are so beautiful, I love them, when the candles burn down and is liquid my hubby pour them into another container and put a wick. Your channel is growing rapidly. Luv you sis.

  50. Your opening graphics are AMAZING, Tessie! You know what I especially like about Grandma Fanny's Diary?? They were written in 1943 which is the year I was born!

  51. Thanks for showing us how easy candle making really is. I'm not sure about using the wooden wicks. I guess I will use wired wicks. Thanks again Tessie.

  52. Tessie I love making candles. I didnโ€™t know you could get labels for them. You teach us something every video. Thank you.

  53. Thank you for your video tessie I loved it โค

  54. The wooden wick should be trimmed to 1/8 in long…

  55. Good job…I just love your channel…

  56. How did you trim the wood wick? Thry are adorable. Was the scent and color from Brambleberry? Thanks

  57. You did an awesome job … your candles and wax melts look just like professional ones! Thanks for sharing with us … I am going to look for some of the silicone molds … those are so cute! I love the granddaughters waving at you out of the back of the truck at the end.

  58. You are so clever. Thanks for doing this video!

  59. Those are beautiful!

  60. Good Morning, Dear Tessie ๐Ÿ’ž
    Happy Wednesday ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ’—
    Great video, Tessie ๐Ÿ’ž Candle making is fun, I do the same,I recicle the wax too ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have a great and blessing day you and Kenny ๐Ÿ’Ÿ God bless you ๐Ÿ’ž I Love you my Dear Sister Tessie ๐Ÿ’ž ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒท

  61. Good Morning, Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy Wednesday ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ’—
    Have a great and blessing day โค God bless you all ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ’ž Love Ya! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜
    " Remember too Pray for One Another " ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒน โค

  62. Perfect project for gummy gumma (me) and my older grands . Thanks for sharing. ๐ŸŒป

  63. Good morning Tessie. I really like your double boiler with a spout! The can makes me a bit nervous. This would be a good project for a snowy day ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to make goat's milk soap as well. Thanks for sharing!

  64. I really enjoyed this video! I love candles, making candles, and I love the idea of refilling those containers for gifts! Well done Tessie!

  65. Fantastic video! Love the way the wood wicks crackle, like a fire place as they burn. The labels you added really make them look professional : )

  66. I loved the video!!!l Looks like a fun project to do with my daughter. Is the double broiler with a spout a old coffee pot? I will definitely be buying what ever you decide to sell in the future.

  67. Those wooden wicks are neat!!!!

  68. That was an awesome video…thank u

  69. Tessie I'll right in line for one of your candles when you decide to sell ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Thanks for sharing. You make it look so easy !!

  71. Thanks for another great video Tessie!!

  72. L.O.V.E. L.O.V.E. L.O.V.E. Thank you Tessie for this video. Hugs

  73. Do you have any footage on candlesticks?

  74. Beautiful candles……..

  75. I thought you use Gulf Wax you find at the thrift store to make candles? Brilliant idea to create scent warmer cubes. Do you still collect Gulf Wax? Are using the Gulf Wax for canning? Thanks so much.

  76. I still have my candle supplies but haven't made candles in years! I guess it's time to get it back out.

  77. Im going to try that

  78. Beautiful job on the candles! I saved this video to my favorites so I can re-watch when I'm ready to make candles, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Tessie you look beautiful. And Iโ€™m back.๐Ÿ˜˜

  80. Excellent! Thanks prayers and hugs

  81. love, love, so much this video, a wonderful class. trying it soon.

  82. Can you dip wooden wick in melted wax then stick to bottom of jar

  83. I melt old candles in a old glass measuring cup with handle in microwave

  84. Love this video.. blessings

  85. Another great video! Thanks for sharing and just remember one thing…your channel can be anything you want it to be…you could always pick a day a week or once a month to appeal to another demographic…I enjoy seeing lots of variety and that's what you are putting in your content!

  86. put a silicon pan spout on that bucket for safer pouring, plastic funnel too
    etsy has a roaring candle trade

  87. Love scented candles. Never made them. Love to try. You makw it look so easy. Thanks

  88. Wow Tessie! This looks wonderful! I am so impressed!

  89. we used to do that. now i have to start again. nice video Tessie

  90. Greetings Tessie..I'm not really a can do let type person but this was super informative..I love your resourcefulness.. great video๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.. blessings to you and your family ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡

  91. I think I'm going to be making some candles. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for teaching us how and for what we need to do them!

  92. What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. I love this video. I save jars from all of my candles to try and reuse them. I am definitely going to do the project with my granddaughter. I love all of your videos. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  94. Love the video, great idea. I was going to make some candles with Crisco, they looked easy , have you ever tried that ?

  95. Thanks Tessie for candle making video. I used to make candles, but not lately. Not to sure about the wooden wicks. I bought a candle with a wooden wick once and it didnโ€™t burn very well. Are they working for you?๐Ÿ’•

  96. I must try this when the weather turns cold and I am stuck indoors! Thanks for sharing with us.

  97. Thank you for showing that video, it gave me some ideas for Christmas gifts

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