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Colored Pencil Candles!

I was so excited when I saw this pin on how to make crayon candles (you know my love for setting things on fire). The crayons didn’t work… but I loved the idea so much I decided to try it out in another form. And, I am really excited for how these colored pencil candles turned out. Festive and fun!

They worked better than the crayons because the wax didn’t melt all over (fatal flaw of a crayon), and the pencils still had enough wax properties in their tips to light for a couple of minutes. Don’t get me wrong, these will not keep your house bright for a winter storm – but they’ll stay lit, long enough to sing a couple rounds of, “happy birthday!” Perfect for the time you forget to buy the candles, or for a little ones bright rainbow art party.

Colored Pencil Candles!

Colored Pencil Candles!

Here is a set of similar wooden rainbow pencils. Have a very happy weekend!

17 Comments

  • Judy
    February 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Lovely!.. And festive!.. Did you dip the pencils into melted wax?

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    • Victoria
      February 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Judy, we didn’t… these particular pencils were burnable enough on their own – but that is a great idea. Especially if you wanted them to burn for a longer time! Thanks.

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  • lena
    February 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

    How amazing!

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  • Veronica Franco
    February 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

    That is so creative!!! I had never seen candles made out of pencils (or crayons, for that matter!). I’m sure it would be a hit for my 3 y.o.’s birthday this year ;-)

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  • Traci
    February 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This is LIFE CHANGING. I never would have thought of this! I’ll try it for sure.

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  • Kate Callahan
    February 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    This is so genius!!!!!!!!

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  • Tiffany @ Triple Creme Decadence
    February 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    What a great idea, thank you for sharing. :)

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  • Lin Coad
    February 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Are you able to tell us where we can get these pencils?

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    • Victoria
      February 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Lin, Hi! There’s a link at the bottom of the post for a similar set you can purchase through Amazon – these particular rainbow pencils I found at Target last year. Hope that helps! Thanks.

      Reply
  • Ewelina
    February 24, 2014 at 11:01 am

    You can also use your make-up pencils! I always “warm” my kohl a little bit (like 0,5 sec) in fire but once I did it too long and it lit!

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    • Victoria
      February 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Ewelina, Genius! Love that tip:)

      Reply
  • Stephanie
    February 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    My boyfriend did a similar project in University. He took it off his website but you can still see it on Pinterest and around on the web:

    http://inspire.2ia.pl/post/15774608668/crayon-candles-from-emanuel-cohen
    :)

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