I have always been a huge Harry Potter fan, read the books, saw the movies in the theater, and I’ve even been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter twice. In honor of the new Fantastic Beast movie coming out, we are doing a countdown to the movie opening in theaters. A 12 week series of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast crafts and recipes.
For this week I’m honoring my favorite Hogwarts house, Gryffindor, by creating this DIY Gryffindor Candle using wax of the house colors.
What You Need:
- Colored Candle Wax
- Container For Your Candle
- Candle Wick
To create this candle I used a mason jar and candle wax that we already had on hand. For the candle wick, I had to purchase them at Michales, but you can order them online or purchase them at your local craft store.
To get started you will want to first measure out the wick and cut it to the size of the container you are using. I tied the wick to a pencil so that when I was pouring the wax it wouldn’t move. I used yellow and red wax to represent Gryffindor, but you are more than welcome to use any of the other house colors.
Melting The Wax
When you are melting the wax you want to make sure you aren’t melting all of it at once. Since I was using two different colors to melt, I made sure to melt one layer at a time. Don’t worry if some of the wax gets on the side of the container because once you add the other layers you won’t be able to see it.
*For the wax I used wax melts in fall scents that were red and orange. You can easily find these at a craft store or Walmart. You can also use leftover wax from previous candles.
When you are pouring the wax you want to make sure that each layer is 100% dry and solid before pouring the next. Since the wax is so hot if the last layer isn’t dry the colors will mix.
Once you are done with all of the layers you will have an amazing Harry Potter Candle to display on a shelf beside all of your Harry Potter books.