Create Your Own Fall Centerpieces

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CREATE YOUR OWN FALL CENTERPIECES!

It's October which means everywhere you look you see the warm colors of Fall and beautiful Autumn decor! This is one of our favorite times of the year and don't you just LOVE decorating your home for Fall? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create some deliciously scented votive candles and show you how you can use them to make your own glass luminaries for a Fall centerpiece!

MATERIALS USED FOR VOTIVES

  • Standard Thermometer
  • Wick Stickers
  • Digital Scale
  • Metal Spoon or Stir Stick
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Metal Cookie Cutter or Trivet
  • Parchment or Wax Paper

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FALL CENTERPIECES

Cover your work area with butcher paper or newspaper. Spills or drips are most times unavoidable, and clean-up is much easier if you don’t have to clean wax off of your work surface.

First, we decided to make some votive candles that would be both functional and pretty! To make these candles, I followed the step by step guide that shows you how to make a container candle

Step 1 - Measure and melt the wax.

The first step here is to measure out the wax. We used a putty knife to cut it into chunks and measure out the amount of wax we needed. These little votive jars hold approximately 2.5oz of wax so we measured out about 1 pound of wax for 6 jars.


Step 2 - Prepare your containers.

While the wax was melting, we spaced my jars out on some parchment paper and adhered the wicks to the bottom of the jars with a wick sticker. Laying the parchment paper down will help make cleanup a breeze if there are any drips or spills. It can also help protect your countertops from any damage from dye or fragrance oil.


Step 3 - Add fragrance oil and dye.

Once the wax reached about 185°F, we added the fragrance oil and stirred for about 2-3 minutes to make sure that the fragrance oil would bind to the wax and not settle to the bottom of the candle. We then added the pumpkin dye, using scissors to snip off little shavings of the dye block and sprinkled it into the pouring pot.
You'll need to be careful not to add too much dye to the wax so you don't end up with a clogged wick!


Step 4 - Pour the wax into containers.

Once we decided we liked the color, we checked to see if the wax was at the right temperature for pouring which is about 155°F.


Then, we slowly poured the wax into the votive jars and filled them up about 1/4 of an inch below the lip of the jar. If you fill your containers up to the very top, you risk having melted wax spill over the sides of the jar so make sure you leave plenty of room for your melt pool!


Step 5 - Let your candles cool.

Next, we centered the wicks using a wick bar and let the candles set up over night. This wax is a single-pour but sometimes it can shrink up just a little bit so you may need to do a second pour. Do not do the second pour until the wax has completely cooled otherwise the wax may continue to shrink and the second pour may not fix the shrinkage.


MATERIALS USED FOR DECORATION

The majority of these items were purchased at the craft store.

  • Plastic Fall Gems
  • Decorative Fall Leaves
  • Fall Garland
  • Decorative Pumpkins
  • "Hello Fall" Wooden Sign

Step 1 - Add foam glitter balls

First, we poured some of the foam glitter balls into one of the 22oz Cubes then placed one of the candles on top of the balls. We then had to place more glitter balls around the candle until the sides were mostly covered up. It was a bit tricky to make sure that the candles were balanced on the balls but we were able to steady the jars better with the balls that surrounded them.


Step 7 - Add plastic Fall Gems

Next, we used the 31oz Cylinder Jars and poured the plastic Fall gems into the container.
These gems were too large to fit around the sides of the candle container so we had to move them around and re-situate them until the candle was balanced.


That's it!

And Voila! You have beautiful, handmade, Fall centerpieces for your home! These were so easy and so much fun to create!

Tag us if you share your creations on your social media accounts! You can use the hashtag #lscscommunity and see your beautiful creations on our community page.


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