Store bought candles
Large tray of water
This project uses the same technique that's used in the Marbled Paper Crafts section
Place water into shallow pan. Mix oil paints with a bit of turpentine to the consistency of thick cream.
Drop a few drops of color into the pan. If the color sinks (it is too thick) thin with a little more turpentine.
If the color spreads (it is too thin) add a little more paint.
When the right thickness is achieved drop large spots of color, one at a time onto the solution.
With a spoon or a stick or other utensil (even combs) swirl into decorative patterns.
Roll your candle into the paint. It's best to wear gloves to avoid getting paint all over you.
Place it onto its base to dry.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.