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How to Make Spice Candles

Make your own decorative candles with a mix of dried herbs, spices and a FURNO heat gun.

Tools & Materials Needed:

  • Wagner FURNO Heat Gun
  • Pillar candles
  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
  • Pods, cones, dried bay leaves, cinnamon bark
  • Aluminum foil


Place items on a clean work surface and be prepared to work quickly with warm wax.

Supplies for Spice Candles


With the heat gun on a low setting, melt the surface of candle. This happens quickly—work on small areas at a time.

Spice Candle Step 2


Place acorn caps, spices, or cinnamon sticks directly onto the melted wax.

Spice Candle Step 3


Then, quickly sprinkle the still-melted area with ground spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. Then, allow the candle to reharden.

Spice Candle Step 4


Alternatively, line a tray with aluminum foil and fill it with an assortment of ground spices. Melt the surface of the candle over low heat and then roll the surface of the candle in the spices to adhere them to the soft wax. For variations, apply dried bay leaves or other ornaments.

Spice Candle Step 5a

Spice Candle Step 5b

Mass multiple candles on a tray or platter to make an attractive centerpiece.

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Product Options for this Project

FURNO 300 Heat Gun
FURNO 300 Heat Gun
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