DIY Scented Candle from Bowls


Scented candles conjure up a cozy atmosphere and ensure beautiful moments. In particular, larger candles in elegant vessels set specific accents and can underline a furnishing style. But why buy when you can make the little design objects yourself.

It’s that easy to make a scented candle yourself from two bowls!

From two discarded porcelain bowls, some spray paint to match your own interior and plenty of candle wax and candle oil, I’ll show you how you can make your own individual scented candle yourself. Particularly practical: after the candle has burned down, a new one can be poured or the candlestick can be used as a flower pot or decorative element.

That’s how it works:

Time required:  30 minutes plus drying time (approx. 24 hours)
Material:  2 porcelain bowls, hot glue, spray paint, candle wax, wick, candle scented oil

Step 1: Glue two bowls bottom to bottom together with some high-strength glue or hot glue. Let the glue dry sufficiently.

Step 2: Spray the jar with the spray paint of your choice. To do this, tape your work surface well so that nothing gets dirty. Let everything dry thoroughly. Depending on the color, this can take up to 12 hours.

Step 3: Fix a wick (depending on your taste, wood or cord) in the middle of the bowl. Then melt candle wax in a water bath and fill it into the container.

Step 4: Let the wax cool down a bit and add scented candle oil. Alternatively, you can use essential oil. Anything is allowed. In my case, I chose a slightly heavier, tart fragrance: Teakwood & Tobacco. Let the wax harden overnight. Your homemade scented candle is ready in a stylish container!