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Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles

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What says Summer more than margaritas? I took a quick break from the kitchen to make these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles and you won’t believe how simple they are to make! Thanks so much to my awesome local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for letting me pick out some fun finds to use for this Summer DIY project!

Thrifted margarita glasses make the perfect container for these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles! No wax melting, no thermometers - this is the easiest way to make candles hands down!

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Don’t be intimidated by making your own candles. With my easy tutorial, you don’t have to melt wax (say what?!), monitor temperatures or let these candles cure overnight! Really, these are as easy as mix, pour and light … you are only minutes from the delectable citrusy scent of margaritas!

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles

Follow our step by step instructions to make these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - no wax melting or thermometers to worry about!

These fun margarita candles started with a trip to my Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando ReStore. If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember the copper Jell-O mold that I transformed into a Spring Wreath … that was a ReStore treasure, too!

Have you heard of the ReStores? They accept gently used household goods and building materials, including home décor, appliances, furniture and hardware. All proceeds from store sales fund Habitat’s mission to help homeowners achieve the self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families through affordable homeownership. I love supporting a great cause and getting my DIY on!

These are a few pictures from the Baldwin Park location – the store was stocked with great furniture (I really love that dining table and chairs!), awesome home decor items like light fixtures and art work, some building supplies and of course … kitchenware aka my margarita glasses!!

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore was the starting point for this fun project! I found margarita glasses for these easy DIY margarita scented candles for only $2 each!

Local Central FL friends:  Both individual and corporate donations are welcomed and the stores offer a free pick-up service through its donation hotline: 407-426-7859. The ReStores are open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Jalisa and Kenny at the Baldwin Park location were SO friendly and helpful! **Mention this blog post and save 15% off your store purchase!!**

Now, let’s make some candles!!

You won't believe how simple these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles are to make. They are done and ready to burn in just minutes!


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  • Heat safe containers – I used 4 Margarita glasses that I scored at the ReStore for $8!!
  • 8″ Candle Wicks (purchased at Hobby Lobby but similar here) – I used thicker wicks since the diameter of the glasses was about 5 inches
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • White Granulated Wax (purchased at Hobby Lobby but similar here) – I used about 30 oz. to fill all 4 glasses
  • Essential oils – I used Young Living Grapefruit & Lime (more info here)
  • Scissors

These margarita glasses from my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore became our Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles!

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - granulated wax is the secret to these super simple candles!

First, I washed and dried the margarita glasses. Then, I used my hot glue gun to affix a wick to the center of the bottom of each glass.

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - step 1 - hot glue the wick to the center of the bottom of the glass

Once the glue was dry, I mixed together one 12 oz. bag of granulated wax with 15 drops each of Grapefruit and Lime essential oils. (If you prefer, you can leave the candles unscented or use a liquid candle scent.) The beauty of granulated wax is that you don’t need to melt it to fill your container. The tiny granules will melt as the wick burns.

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - step 2 - mix Grapefruit & Lime essential oils in granulated wax.

After I mixed the oils into the granulated wax, it is as simple as filling your container! Make sure to keep the wick centered and gently press down the granulated wax to ensure that any air pockets are filled with wax granules. That will make the wax burn more evenly.

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - step 3 - fill your container with the scented granulated wax.

Trim the wick and leave about 1 1/2 inches of wick above the top of your container.

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - step 4- trim the wick about 1 1/2 inches over the top of the container

And done!

Serioulsy, you won't believe how quick and simple these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles are! No melting wax, no thermometers ... just mix and fill!

I think all 4 of these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish!!

Serioulsy, you won't believe how quick and simple these Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles are! No melting wax, no thermometers ... just mix and fill!

Happy candle making! Please remember these basic candle safety tips:

  • Never leave candles burning unattended.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Melted wax is HOT – take care around or when moving candles with liquid wax.
  • Instead of blowing out the flame of a candle (which could cause hot wax to splatter), use a candle snuffer.

I burned my candles for several hours without issue after using the exact supplies noted in my supply list. (See picture below.) Please review the ingredients and follow the specific instructions for the products you plan on using.

Easy DIY Margarita Scented Candles - follow basic safety tips while burning!

I’m so excited to share that two of my fellow Central Florida bloggers also hit their Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando ReStore and made a DIY Summer project, too!

Check out the DIY Garden Planters Using Locker Drawers from Elizabeth at Within the Grove!

Love these DIY Planters using Locker Drawers from Within the Grove!

And the Mid Century Bench Made from 2 Chairs that Sarah from While They Snooze DIY’d! While you’re at it, check out the DIY Tripod Floor Lamp she made last year! The creative force is strong with this one 😉

Gorgeous Mid Century Bench from 2 Chairs made by While They Snooze!




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  1. So easy! I’ve never made candles because I always assumed it was so messy. These are great and an easy kid-friendly project too 🙂

  2. Once the granules have been pressed down do they become a solid surface? If you blew on it or tipped it would they sprinkle out?

    1. Hi Sarah! Unless they are melted, the granules stay somewhat loose and could tip out. If you are worried about the granules spilling out, you could always lightly run a lighter over the surface to melt the top layer or granules or use mason jars or some other vessel 🙂 Hope you have a great Summer!


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