Perk Up Your Pillar Candles!

This week, we're pointing out the potential in pillar candles!

 

Pillar candles are one of the most basic candles to create, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. When you think out of the box and try some new techniques, they can add a touch of elegance to your home decor!

 

Not sure how to make a pillar candle? Check out our post on The Power of Pillars.

You will need to make a basic pillar candle before you use any of the following techniques.

Martha Stewart has three techniques to dress up your pillars that we just love!

Swirled-String Candles

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Learn how to use waxed twine to create an interesting pattern on the surface of your pillar candle.

 

Learn how to make swirl-string candles

Basket-Weave Candles

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An easy weaving technique of beeswax sheets can create a complex, crafty-looking candle.

 

You can get your beeswax sheets right here on Candlewic.com!

 

Learn how to make basket-weave candles

Faux Bois Candles

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Faux bois, or "fake wood", candles are a great way to bring natural looking decor into your home.

 

Learn How to make faux bois candles

These are just three techniques you can use to perk up your pillar candles! Think outside of the box and try inventing some techniques of your own! And don't forget to get all your pillar candle supplies right here:

*Photo credits: Marthastewart.com