Make your own mini terracotta votives! These are perfect for entertaining all year and add so much charm to a table!
Mini terracotta votives! Aren’t they adorable for fall and summer entertaining?! You can make any size (even really large!) and add any scent to them.
I think extra-large ones would be a nice touch placed in the middle of a table or the small ones at individual place settings. They’re also perfect for adding a beautiful, fall glow to an outdoor area.
The tiny ones would make great wedding favors AND you can paint names on them too. I’m a little obsessed with these! They were so simple to make and cheap too! I bought all of my supplies at Michaels.
Are Terracotta Pots Safe for Candles?
If you’re considering terracotta pots for your candles, there are a few things to keep in mind. Terracotta is a porous material, which means it can absorb wax and fragrance oil. This can cause the pot to become discolored or even cracked.
In addition, terracotta pots can get very hot when used with candles, so be sure to use a heat-resistant liner.
Finally, keep in mind that terracotta pots are not water-tight, so they’re not ideal for use with floating candles.
How to Make DIY Terracotta Votives
Place a penny in the bottom to close the hole. With the wick, tie a loose knot around the twig and cut so it fits nicely in the terracotta planter.
Melt the wax and add any oils or scents you like. Pour into the planter. Make sure the wick is centered.
Let the wax harden for an hour or so. Then remove the twigs and cut the wick down to around 1/4 inch.
Light and watch the glow!
You will love how these Terracotta Votives look lit on a table! They are beautiful and such an easy DIY project!
Terracotta Candles Pro Tips
- After curing for a few hours, you can light one of these candles without fragrance.
- As these wicks are sized for tea lights, you don’t need to trim them.
- You can clean up by placing your candle pitcher back in the double boiler and allowing the wax to melt a bit more. With an old cloth or paper towel, remove it from the double boiler and wipe away any excess wax.
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DIY Terracotta Votives
- 1 lb soy wax
- 6 wicks , small
- 6 pennies
- 6 twigs, small
- 6 mini terracotta planters
- Place a penny in the bottom to close the hole. With the wick, tie a loose knot around the twig and cut so it fits nicely in the terracotta planter.
- Melt the wax and add any oils or scents you like. Pour into the planter. Make sure the wick is centered.
- Let the wax harden then remove the twigs and cut the wick down to around 1/4 inch.
- Let the wax harden before lighting the candle.