Friday, January 02, 2009

How To Make A Milk Carton Candle

How To Make A Milk Carton Candle

I saw this on my daily summary from
It brought back so many wonderful memories for me as a young teenager like 13yrs old and learning to make candles..I thought I'd post it here and hope it brings many wonderful memories too
Hugs Sherrie

How To Make A Milk Carton Candle

I haven’t seen these or made one in years…here’s an easy to make candle that’s an old crafty favorite. I clipped this from a 1960s magazine so it’s been around for at least a few decades…

Making Milk Carton Candles -

  • All you do is take any size easy-opening milk carton, and drink up the milk, eggnog or fruit juice that’s in it.

  • Then put a regular table candle in the center, fill with crushed ice and pour hot sealing wax until full. (The plastic coating will prevent sticking.)

  • When it’s cool, cut back the carton and pull out the finished candle.

  • For extra color, decorate with rosettes or holly leaves.

  • Now all you do is light the wick,

Source: Family Circle Magazine, 1960


Ani said...


I used to make these when I was little which was a very long time ago! LOL! I remember my Mom would have me gather all the broken crayon bits from the bottom of my drawing box and she would chop the the pieces up and toss them in with the ice to make the candle more colorful. The crayon bits made the candle have somewhat of a stained glass effect when lit. Ani

NadineC said...

OMG! This instantly took me back to my childhood (which as Ani said, is a LONG time ago, LOL!). I'm thinking there's probably one of these hanging around in the basement as we speak, since we moved into my mom's house after she passed, and she kept EVERYthing, and it's a BIG basement. Thanks, my friend, for this sweet little memory :-)

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi Ani..Thanks so much for coming by..Ooo loved your idea of adding ice to make the candle more colorful.
Never thought of crayons either..but now remember that's what we did use..Hope you will stop by again Happy New Year!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Nadine thats exactly how I felt when I saw this candle technique..GOSH the wonderful warm fuzzies and some thing I want to do again!!
((((Hugs Sweet Friend))))PS: that would be a fantastic add on to send with a apron!!