DIY Mini Pumpkin Candle Tutorial

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Are you ready for some more fall DIY:s? Today I’m going to show you how to make these super cute mini pumpkin candles!

These little pumpkins will bring light and coziness to dark fall evenings and they also make a pretty decoration for Thanksgiving or non-scary Halloween. Plus it’s a great way to recycle leftover candle ends!




Mini pumpkins, candle ends, wicks, wick holders, skewers or tooth picks, a small sharp knife, a spoon, a bowl, a microwave oven and a hammer (optional).



How to:

  1. Turn the mini pumpkin upside down and remove irregularities. The pumpkin must stand straight and firm.
  2. Turn the pumpkin once again and draw a circle where you want to place the cut. You can use an egg cup as a template. Cut along your mark with a knife and remove the lid.
  3. Rub the pumpkin to get rid of pen marks. Scoop out the contents of the pumpkin. Dry the inside of the pumpkin with a tissue.
  4. Cut off the black parts of the old wicks. Then you can either smash the old candle ends with a hammer and remove the white part of the wicks, or you can wait until later and remove the wicks once the candle ends are melted.
  5. Place the candle ends in a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave on 50% of max power a little bit at a time.
  6. Cut out a piece of new wick and “thread” the wick holder. Make a simple knot in the other end of the wick and insert a tooth pick or skewer. Remove old wicks from the melted stearin. Put a dab of stearin in the bottom of your pumpkin and place the wick end with the wick holder there. Keep the wick holder in place with a skewer until the dab of stearin has set.
  7. Fill the pumpkin with melted stearin and let cool. Remove the tooth pick, untangle the knot and cut the wick.

Enjoy your pretty pumpkin candles, but don’t forget to blow out the candles before they burn out!

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