Transform a basic Ikea Wood Bowl into a stunning giant bohemian Inspired Candle Bowl just by reusing old candles you already have in your house.
This nifty Ikea Wood Bowl Hack is a great way to repurpose and reuse half-used candles you already have at home which I am sure we all have lying somewhere around the house be it in a spare bedroom in the kitchen or even the bathroom.
Before you throw away those half-used candles why not melt them and repurpose it into a stunning Anthropologie Inspired Boho Chic Candles.
Now let’s jump right into the makeover.
Tutorial for DIY IKEA Wood Bowl Candle
So I’ve had these Ikea Wood Bowls for quite some time now almost six years to be exact.
I’ve used them a lot but I’ve noticed in the last two years I haven’t touched them at all which meant I needed to donate it or repurpose it as I don’t like to pile things which don’t serve any purpose.
I’ve been wanting to buy one of those cute Giant Anthropologie Inspired Candles in a Bowl or in those big Cement Pots but couldn’t justify the price which is why we are here today to make our own without spending a dime.
These were the candles I ended up collecting from all over my place.
Different colors and scents bought several years ago.
Since candles are generally poured in bottles or jars which are flame and heat resistant or so I assume which is why I them in a large saucepan on a medium heat and let all of them melt.
It took almost 40 minutes for the candles to completely melt which I didn’t expect but it did take some time.
So for the wick part of the candle what I did was reused the wicks already in the candle.
You could of course use some fresh wicks that I have listed in my materials section above.
Using a fork I took out the wicks from the melted candles carefully and then using some glue or hot glue gun attached it onto the base of the wooden bowl.
You could attach one wick or two or three like I did. Keep in mind these bowl candles I was making was mostly for decoration purposes.
When the wicks are in place gently remove the melted candle Jars from the saucepan using an oven mitt as the melted candle wax is really hot.
Pour the liquid wax into the wooden bowl and let it firm up.
So I decided I wanted to add some design to the plain wooden bowls, give it a boho-chic Anthropologie Inspired Design which is where these Gold stickers come in the picture, in different shapes and sizes.
I chose to keep some of them as complete circles and some of them I cut in half which I was going to attach onto the side of the bowls.
For the rim of the bowl, it is optional but I went around with a gold marker just to give it a finished look.
And there you have it.
Your very own Anthropologie Inspired Candles using Ikea Wooden Bowls.
What do you guys think?