Sparkling Pillar Candles

Hi everyone,

Diwali is the colourful festival of lights. With this festival right around the corner, it’s time to start sprucing up your home. The presence of decorative candles, diyas and lights enhance the aesthetics of any home decor. To uplift the festive mood and ambiance around you, make these beautiful sparkling candles with me which will make your Diwali certainly sparkling too!

Material Required:

  1. Paraffin Wax
  2. Soy Wax
  3. Aluminum Pillar Candle Mould
  4. Wick
  5. Fragrance of your choice
  6. Stearin
  7. Decoupage glue
  8. Golden Sparkle

Tools required:

  1. Double Boiler
  2. Pouring Pitcher
  3. Wooden Skewers/ Popsicle sticks
  4. Hot Air Gun/ Hair Dryer

Step 1: Melt the Wax

I am using blend of soy wax and paraffin wax (3:1 ratio) for this project, you can use only paraffin wax as well. Take the blended wax in almost double amount of your pillar mold. Melt it on the double boiler.

Step 2: Prepare the Mold

Grease your pillar mold/molds with coconut oil/olive oil thoroughly specially if you are using a new molds. I love to make candles in pairs so I’m using

Step 3: Assemble the Wick

Fix the wick into the bottom of the mold using tack it or glue tab.

Place a wick holder to keep the wick in the center at top.

Step 4: Prepare the Wax to Pour

Add the fragrance in the melted wax at the temperature of 160° F. Mix it well and bring the temperature of melted wax to 120° to 130° F as we are using soy wax.

Step 5: Pour the Wax

Pour the wax slowly in the mold/molds and leave to settle down.


Step 6: Poke the Holes

Poke several holes around the wick using a wooden dowel to avoid any sinkholes/cavity in your candle.

Step 7: Repour the Wax

Repour a little wax again to fill the holes which will give the finishing touch at top. Leave the candle at least for 2-3 hours to cool down completely.

Step 8: Unmold the Candle

Apply a little pressure on mold and that will loosen any spots that are sticking to the mold of candle. Then gently pull the candle out with the help of wick.

The perfect pillar candles are ready.

Step 6: Add Sparkle

Now time to add some Fairy Sparkle to the candle. Apply decoupage glue with the help of brush on small areas.

Add sparkle on the applied glue with the same brush.

Now, little upwards from the lower section add lesser sparkle by spreading a bit of previously added sparkle. Continue the process until the lower part of the candle is covered with sparkle.

And its done. Here are some views of the completed candles.


I made these sparkling candles specially for Diwali gifting. So I made coordinating floating candles and wax sachets as well. Here is a glimpse of it.


If you wanna know how to make these cute floating candles and haven’t checked my previous post, check it now on this link DIY Floating Candles (

To learn how to make wax sachet, click the below link for video tutorial.

Hope you like these sparkling candles and wax sachets and you will try one for yourself. Here is the compete list of products used in this project. You can easily purchase all the products at Itsy Bitsy craft store online. Use my code : PRIYANKASHASHI05 for extra 5% off on the online purchase of any craft materials. See you next time with new candle inspiration. Hugs, Priyanka Shashi.

Product List:

Little Birdie Soy Wax White- 500gm – Itsy Bitsy

Itsy Bitsy Candle Making Paraffin wax & Soft Wax- 910g + 90g

Itsy Bitsy Wax Coated Wick – 7 inch

Little Birdie Candle Making Stearin- 100gm – Itsy Bitsy

Little Birdie Essential Oil Citronella – 10ml Bottle – Itsy Bitsy

Little Birdie Aluminium Pillar Candle Mould 7.5 x 13 cm 1Pc – Itsy Bitsy

Little Birdie Fairy Sparkle – Beehive Gold, 60gm – Itsy Bitsy

Little Birdie Deco Magic Glue Glossy -450ml – Itsy Bitsy


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