Valentine’s Day DIY Candles

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Photo Credit: Ayla DeBord

Simple DIY Valentines Day candles, created with the help of Boss Vision’s Valentine’s Day candle tutorial.

Ayla DeBord, Reporter

For some, giving gifts on Valentine’s Day can be stressful. Sometimes it’s easier to just buy a box of chocolates (because you never know what you are going to get) and a stuffed teddy bear. Candles are a step up from the easy way out, especially if they’re homemade. 

Boss Vision, a candle making youtuber, is one of many who post tutorials on DIY (do it yourself) Valentine’s Day candles. Her video gives a step by step tutorial on how to make your own custom candles. 

The tutorial was very detailed but it was longer than it needed to be. Although instructions were clear, they were not completely easy to make with things you already have in your house. If you don’t have any wax, you can find some at craft stores like Micheals or Joann Fabrics And Crafts. But, if you are like me and your mom had a scentsy wax buying phase from fellow soccer moms, you probably have a bunch of packages of wax squares in your house. 

What I liked about this tutorial was that it gave you a perspective on what lengths you would need to go if you wanted to go all out with this craft like Boss Vision does in her video. Some of the supplies included was a double boiler, some wicks, special heart shaped jars etc. 

Having a detailed list of supplies and directions made the craft so much easier. This means that you can use lazy alternatives to the supplies she recommends, like instead of buying fresh wicks at a store, you can reuse old birthday candles. Or, instead of a double boiler a microwave does the job too. Again, you don’t need to go all out, the bare minimum is always accepted. So, I used what I had and followed the tutorial. I think my candles still turned out pretty good. They might not look as professional as hers, but it’s the thought that counts, right? 

I think her tutorial could have been a lot shorter. She did take quite a long time talking about the supplies needed for the craft. A list of everything would have done the trick, in my opinion. Although, she did add time stamps of the structure of her video in the video description box which was helpful. 

If you want to follow along with the tutorial perfectly, Boss Vision does a great job of detailing the craft. You can also make it more custom and only follow the basic steps and make your own patterns, decorations etc. 

Overall, I think this tutorial was very good. It was detailed, simple, and entertaining. And I’d say I’m pretty happy with my candle’s end result. I recommend trying this tutorial out and giving a friend or loved one a gift that shows you care.