Valentine’s Day DIY Candles

Melanie Artz

Valentine’s Day has this way of sneaking up on you. It’s the same day every year but somehow we get caught up basking in the lull that follows the holiday and new year madness. And then one morning, you wake up and it’s February 13 and you have nothing to send with your kids to school with for their teachers or, you know, that other person in your life who always remembers to give you thoughtful gifts on holidays that might otherwise slip by without your noticing. Or maybe that’s just me?

Well, just in case you’re looking for an easy – and possibly last minute – Valentine’s Day gift that combines mason jars (everyone’s favorite right now) and candles, we’ve got just the thing. Melanie Artz provides a simple, step-by-step tutorial for making vanilla-scented soy candles with a little Valentine cheer in the form of tiny hearts. These would make excellent teacher, grandma or even coworker gifts that could be whipped up in a snap.

With a supply list that’s comprised of just 10 items – many of which you probably already have in your home – these DIY candles can definitely be considered low stress and good for the budget. Also? What a fun project for any time of the year. Easter, 4th of July, fall, Halloween . . . the possibilities are endless for easy, go-to handmade gifts. Click here to get Melanie’s supply list and step-by-step instructions.


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Make your own vanilla-scented DIY candles with a Valentine's Day twist. Easy to follow instructions from Artzy Creations make this a quick weekend project.

Melanie Artz is a mom, an artist, an art educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at Artzy Creations