Marbled Candles

You may have seen these candles in stores. Now you can make these marbled candles at home!

Marbled Candles

What you need

Store bought candles
Oil paints
Large tray of water
Paint brushes
Mineral turpentine


This project uses the same technique that’s used in the Marbled Paper Crafts section.

Place water into shallow pan. Mix oil paints with a bit of turpentine to the consistency of thick cream.

Drop a few drops of color into the pan. If the color sinks (it is too thick) thin with a little more turpentine.

If the color spreads (it is too thin) add a little more paint.

When the right thickness is achieved drop large spots of color, one at a time onto the solution.

With a spoon or a stick or other utensil (even combs) swirl into decorative patterns.

Roll your candle into the paint. It’s best to wear gloves to avoid getting paint all over you.

Place it onto its base to dry.


  1. i like this. i will try it surely soon

  2. So pretty xx

  3. it is very, very, very, very, very much!!!!!!

  4. Sounds and looks absoloutly great! I look forward to making it so, so very much!All round it is really a great candle. I love the idea of it and it looks fabulous!

  5. wow. a great combanatian of colours. I love it.

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