– Dixie Cups

– wax (available on Amazon)

– crayons

– wicks (available on Amazon)

– votives

– popsicle sticks (for stirring)


– microwave

– a plate stand for propping up (available on Amazon)

Pour a small amount of wax into a dixie cup. Microwave for one minute. Stir and pour a thin layer into the bottom of a votive and place the candle wick in the center. Let harden.

Now it’s time to prep those crayons. You can use an Xacto knife to peel off the paper.

Use one crayon per color. Fill the Dixie cups with wax and then top with a broken up crayon. Microwave for two minutes. Stir. Then microwave for another two minutes.

Prop your votives (with wicks) on your plate stand and pour in the colored wax. The goal is to create angled layers of color. Let the first layer dry for 20-30 minutes.

Turn the votives around, and pour the second layer so you get another angle. Let dry for 20-30 minutes. Place the votive flat on your workspace to pour in the third layer.

I love the bright pink of this third layer! Let the third layer dry for an hour before lighting up.

And you’re done! There are so many possibilities for color combos – it’s hard to choose just one. Place them on your dresser, nightstand, or on your desk. These would also make really fun favors at a colorful wedding.

Which color combo do you like best? Have you done any other DIY projects using crayons? Make sure to comment below 🙂


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