Rustic Candle Making Projects

These project articles show how to make a variety of rustic candles using several techniques. Most of these free candle making projects are heavily illustrated with step by step instructions and include a linked materials list for your convenience.

Those who prefer a text listing with descriptions rather than photos please refer to our Alphabetical Candle Project Listing.

For general basic instructions see Candle Making Instructions.

Cake Candle

This project how to make these popular rustic candles that look like cake frosting.


Cobwebbed Candle Project

This article shows how to texture candles with hot water dipping.


Cold Poured Candle

This article shows a very simple way to make highly textured candles using the cold pouring method.


Rustic Log Candles

This project shows how to make candles that look like wood or tree bark.


Mud Candle Project

This rustic candle is made with a dipping technique.


Rustic Corrugated Candle

This project how to make candles that look like marbles by dipping in water.


Stippled Candle

This project uses a brush to obtain a terry cloth look.



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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented here. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

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