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15 Homemade Fall Candles and DIY Projects

If you ask us, candle making is the kind of awesome hands-on craft that’s actually really fun to do all round. Because we’re so busy sitting outside enjoying the sun for most of the spring and summer, however, we tend to do most of it in the fall. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout lately for fall candle ideas and scents! We might as well keep things festively seasonal if we’re going to get back into a DIY technique we love as the leaves turn, right?

If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we were about the idea of making awesome fall candles this season, if not more, check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Homemade mason jar candles


Just in case you’re a little bit new to the candle making game and you’re still perfectly your basic techniques, before you even get into selecting things like scents, here’s a nice, straightforward tutorial that will help you learn how to make one of the most common kinds of homemade candle! Check out Something Turquoise to try your hand at easy but lovely mason jar candles.

2. DIY beeswax candles


If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own candles, would you rather do it using things that are all natural, like you’ve seen in organic stores? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these lovely beeswax candles outlined step by step on Suburble a try!

3. DIY lavender rosemary candles


In our house, we often use aroma therapy candles for different things in order to establish a good atmosphere rather than just make things smell good. Lavender is a great option because it’s proven to have a calming effect during stressful times. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t mix it with something else for a smell that’s also a little seasonal. This DIY lavender rosemary candle featured in detail on Live Simply is the perfect example of what we mean!

4. Homemade bacon fat candles


Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the concept of making your own homemade candles from all-natural things but you’re just not sure beeswax is the material for you? Well, particularly if you love bacon and its smell, then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with this bacon fat candle outlined step by step on Butter Nutrition! It does smell a little bit like bacon when you burn it, but it’s not overwhelming.

5. Mason jar pumpkin spice candles


Just in case we really piqued your interest when we started talking about mason jar candles but you actually rather would jump right into making a particular scent rather than just learning the general basics, here’s a specifically fall tutorial that will help you out nicely! Check out how For Rent made these little pumpkin spice mason jar candles in just a few surprisingly easy steps.

6. Lavender lemon candles


Have we actually still got you thinking about how much you loved the idea of a lavender based candle to help you deal with the stresses of work or school this fall but you’re just not sure that rosemary is the direction you want to take your scent combination? Then maybe you’d prefer something fresh and energizing, like lemon! We adore the way Brit + Co. shows you not only how to mix and lavender and lemon candle, but also how to make it inside the peel of a halved lemon for lovely presentation too.

7. Fall spiced candles


Are you the kind of person who simply adores the smell of fall, but you appreciate all different kinds of aspects rather than just pumpkin spice themed things? In that case, we have a feeling this next tutorial from Little House Living might be a little more up your alley. They show you how to make a similar but slightly less pumpkin based candle that will really make your space feel seasonal.

8. Homemade cinnamon spice candle


Are you almost on board with the idea of making a fall spiced candle but you also know full well that your very favourite aspect of that mixture is absolutely going to be the cinnamon? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way The Happier Homemaker made this mason jar candle that smells a little more specifically like cinnamon spice!

9. DIY gingerbread candles


Are you the kind of cookie lover who starts making your first batches of gingerbread cookies in the fall rather than closer to Christmas because you just love them so much? Then we have a strong feeling you’re also going to love the way Pins & Procrastination outlines the simple steps for making a naturally scented DIY gingerbread candle too!

10. Smaller, simpler lavender jar candles


Are you actually still catching yourself thinking about our mention of an anti-stress lavender candle because fall is your busiest time of year and you’re looking for calming anxiety remedies, but you’re also a beginner when it comes to candle making? In that case, we have a feeling you’d do quite well with something a little smaller and simpler, like this little lavender candle tutorial outlined step by step on Town & Country Living.

11. Pretty fall Chai candles


Just in case you’re still scrolling through our list hoping to collect as many spiced smelling recipes as possible for the fall, just to give yourself options, here’s another version that’s ever so slightly different again! Take a better look at the tutorial on Hello Glow to learn how these deliciously fragrant and pretty fall chai candles were made.

12. Homemade cranberry massage candles



If you’ve never made, or at least tried, a massage candle before then we’re sorry to tell you that you are missing out on something awesome! Massage candles are made from hydrating oils and natural ingredients that turn into a sort of rub or lotion when they’re burned, which is great for keeping dry skin moisturized. They also smell great when you light them. Remedy that situation right now but giving this lovely homemade frosted cranberry massage candle from Soap Deli News a try!

13. Fall spices crayon candles


Are you still interested in making yourself some kind of delicious fall spices candle but you’re also wondering whether you might find a recipe that your kids can get in on the fun with, since they’re a little bit older and very careful? In that case, we think you might have some luck with this lovely tutorial from Fun Littles that shows you how to make fall spiced candles using crayons to make the colourful wax!

14. Simple DIY soy candles


Just in case you’re still trying to collect as many naturally based candle ideas as you can so that you have a lot to choose from, here’s another example for your consideration! We love the simple, straightforward, but wonderfully detailed way that Inquiring Chef made these easy soy candles. They even give you a few tips and tricks on how to make them with all different scents once you’ve mastered the basic technique.

15. DIY crockpot candles from used Scentsy and other oil melts


Are you the kind of scent lover who regularly burns those pretty oil burners, like Scentsy or similar products, but you always save the boiled down oil at the end once it’s hardened because getting rid of it feels wasteful? Well, your patience in finding something to do with those has finally paid off! Take a better look at this tutorial from Today’s Creative Life to learn how they used Scentsy melts and their crockpot to make brand new candles for the fall.

Have you made other kinds of awesome fall candles before that you were very happy with indeed and maybe even still burn, but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!