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.
Here is a set of similar wooden rainbow pencils. Have a very happy weekend!
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Lovely!.. And festive!.. Did you dip the pencils into melted wax?
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.
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 ;-)
This is LIFE CHANGING. I never would have thought of this! I’ll try it for sure.
This is so genius!!!!!!!!
What a great idea, thank you for sharing. :)
Are you able to tell us where we can get these pencils?
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.
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!
Ewelina, Genius! Love that tip:)
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: