If you tried the last Diwali DIY – the poured candle – this one is going to be super easy.
A container candle is one in which the wax is poured into its final resting place (ha ha) – no mould, sacrificial or otherwise, is required.
You will need:Pencils
Start by assembling your stuff – I picked up three 'cutting chai' glasses from the market for Rs 8 each; the candles were Rs 7.50 each (you will need two per glass), I cannibalised the wick from the candles (it came ready-waxed that way, so convenient), the crayons cost Rs 10, and the pencils I borrowed from Zach.
Next, set up the wick. Tie one end of the wick to the pencil and let the other end dangle down into the glass. Position the pencil so that the wick is fairly centred.
3Prepare your wax. Break the candles down to bits to allow quick melting, and add a crayon. Start with half and then add the other half (or more) if you want a more intense colour. Using an oven glove, pour the molten wax into your glass.
4Set aside to cool completely. Don’t worry about colour variations; they usually settle down as the candle cools – or they don’t, so either way, they’re not worth bothering about, right?
I hope you enjoy these Diwali décor DIYs.If you missed them, here are some more:
The poured candle
The Vriksh luminaria
The doily luminaria
The woven luminaria