1. Home made candles, wonderful things. You don’t need anything special, just plain white candle wax, food coloring, wicks, and something to let the candles form in. If you can’t find a candle in the color you need, this is great because you can customize colors. It’s also great if you need a candle in a certain size, or would like to make one if a special shape.
2. Scented candle that match the spells intent, so that help get you into a state that can help the spell. If you think you should be very energized for this spell, candles that have energizing smells will helps. Same goes for relaxing smelling candles, great for sleep sleeps or for anxiety easing spells.
3. Dollar stores. I think most of us by now know how wonderful dollar stores are for candles, especially us low income witches. Trust me, the price of your candle does not affect it’s ability to work.
4. Sigils and candles go well together. Crave a sigil into your candle then let the candle burn all the way down. Match your candle colors, and scent if wished, to the intent of the sigil (or use a plain white candle.)
5. Prayer. If you are a religious witch, no matter what the exact religious, candles are great for prayer. I recommended purple, as purple is one of the most spiritual colors. It will help you connected to your god, or goddess, or both, or the angels, or to whoever you may be praying to.
I had some inspiration based on Witch tip posts. If you have old or broken crayons melt then down and make candles out of them. Wicks can often be found at craft stores like Michaels. Use old glass dishes (that you don’t plan on eating from), maybe add glitter, herbs, or essential oils, you can even use certain crayon colors in a candle for a certain intention, spell, or holiday. The possibilities are endless so get creative. It’s also a great craft project to do with kids.
This is such an easy tutorial and is great if you want to bring nature into your routine and if you’re a Sea Witch, Water Witch, or Nautical Witch. Plus it’s super cute soooo…
HERE WE GO:
- One Concave shell (preferably one you’ve found yourself.) - Candle wax (I used an old candle and just burned the wax off of it.) - Candle Wick (I just used the wick from that old candle.) - Essential Oil (Optional) - Herbs (Optional)
How to make it:
Make sure your shell is clean and debris free before pouring in wax
Melt wax of your choice. White is pretty much good for anything you’re doing
Drip a few drops of Essential oil into wax. Depending on the size of your shell will warrant how much oil you use. 1-2 drops is usually perfect.
Put a pinch of the herbs of your choice in the wax before it solidifies. I put rose bud petals and Rosemary in my wax.
Prop your wick either using a stick or tying the wick to a stick and letting it dangle in the wax until it hardens. It’s also super easy to cheat and take the wick out of a tea light, glue it to the bottom of the shell using hot glue or candle wax, and then pouring the wax in.
Let dry and then you’re all done!
I’m so happy with the way this turned out. This applies to most things that are heat safe, so go crazy,
The wicks burn super well and have a strong flame! 🔥
For the wicks you will need:
Cotton string (I got mine from the crochet section at Walmart)
Melted candle wax
Dip the string into the candle wax and drag it through to coat the whole string and let the wax harden.
For the candle you will need:
Leftover wax from old candles (crayons if you are coloring)
A mold (I used a styrofoam cup but you can make one out of tinfoil or a cupcake liner)
*Optional: Add herbs to your candle (I used cinnamon, clove, and anise seed but it sunk to the bottom so can’t tell)
Have the wick sticking upright (rest it on something), melt the wax and pour it into the mold, after it is a little bit cool add your herbs(don’t add it first thing or it will sink). Keep it in the refrigerator until the wax has completely hardened.
Limited edition wood wick candles now in the shop! Dorian Pavus inspired “Altus” 16oz candle and “Dalish” 7oz candle will make a great gift for you or someone else!
The Altus double wood wick candle was hand poured into a very deep fine porcelain bowl that has been decorated with a peacock feather motif. Once the candle is done, the bowl can be used for anything, including food! Porcelain bowl is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
The Dalish wood wick candle was hand poured into a beautiful olive wood bowl that can be reused after the candle is finished!
Stars are not like electric lights,
They need no bulb or wire.
Nor are they like lamps or candles,
No burning wick or fire.
No neon gas, or LEDs,
How they shined was in doubt,
Which is why there was such ado
When the starlights went out.
People puzzled, shaking their heads.
Who would know what to do?
Who do you even ask to come,
Stellar handyman crew?
Thankfully, the problem was solved,
Which came as a surprise:
The stars still shone, they saw them not
Because they’d shut their eyes.