Vessel Guidelines

When choosing a vessel to create your DIY candle, make sure it fits the following guidelines before pouring any wax into the container:

Vessel Guidelines


✓ Container that's 3" - 7" in height; at least 3" base diameter (for single wick)

✓ Fireproof material (glazed ceramic, sturdy glass, sealed metal tins, enamel, etc.)

✓ Container with no holes or cracks that could cause leakage

✓ Container with a flat, sturdy base that will not tip



✕ Porous materials such as unglazed ceramics or terra cotta

✕ Flammable materials such as wood or plastic

✕ Unsealed container (unable to hold water)

✕ Container with an uneven base that easily leans or tips


Check out our blog, “How To: Candle Refill Kit” for in-depth details to make your own candle at home!