Dip Dye DIY - Instructions for coloring candles yourself

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Oh dear, that was something last week! Actually, I had imagined the evening to be quite calm: We wanted to be together with the team, eat together and do a little tinkering. For that we had my friend Kirsten something prepared. But hui, when I got a few impressions from our evening in my Instagram story my phone never stood still!

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But I really like that you liked the candles as much as I did! You had so many questions about it and by popular request, the instructions are now here. 

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Color dip dye candles yourself

By the way, coloring candles is also great with children. I just colored candles again with Lotta, she was so excited and couldn't get enough! Between us: coloring candles is really super easy. But please don't tell any more, because even colored candles are not only a real eye-catcher in the living room, but also a mega good gift idea - Christmas always comes so suddenly. 

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Coloring candles - you need the following material:

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You can certainly use wax crayons for coloring, but I would be more careful. Our first attempt, for which we actually used wax painters, backfired pretty much. And man, that might have stunk!

Also plan some time for preparation, because the stearin has to melt first. To do this, simply put it in the glasses until they are half full and put them in a large saucepan in the water bath. You can then stand in peace until the stearin is completely liquid.

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Coloring candles - this is how it works:

I have had the best experiences with the small wax blocks. You simply cut off small flakes, dissolve them in the liquid stearin and repeat this until you have achieved the desired color. It is best to use a wooden stick to stir.

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When you have mixed all the colors, the candles are carefully dipped. You can turn it a bit, but don't leave it in for too long, otherwise the outer layer will melt away again. The best thing to do is dip in, turn a little and get out again.

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The fresh, colored layer dries very quickly, so you can dip it into the next container immediately afterwards. Or in the same again, so that the color becomes more intense. You do that until you like the candle. Meanwhile, leave the glasses with the colors you don't need in the water bath. This keeps the wax liquid - but be careful, the water must not boil so that the wax does not get too hot. 

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Dip Dye Kerzen selber färben / Basteln mit Kindern / Basteln für Weihnachten / Weihnachtsgeschenke selber machen / Mehr DIY Ideen & Freebies gibt es auf kleineprints.deVoila, that's about it. As I said, the colored candles can be wonderfully given away, as a small gift in between or a birthday or Christmas gift or or or. 

By the way, I collect even more beautiful DIY ideas on Pinterest. come on by some time!

Have fun copying!

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