Toilet Paper Tube Pillar Candle

I don’t know why this never occurred to me before. I’m sure it has been done but I used a toilet paper roll tube as a mold for a small pillar candle.

It turned out perfect and it was so easy to just peel off once the wax set. I used a combo of leftover palm and soy wax. It’s a great way to recycle those tubes too.

Supplies needed for toilet paper roll pillar candle:

* Tin Foil, Tape, Wax, Pretabbed Wick, Toilet paper tube, newspaper or wax paper (to catch spills).

Wrap the tin foil around the bottom first and then use the duck tape to secure it firmly on all sides. Other tape would probably work but I like duck tape.

Insert a pretabbed medium wick, heat your wax and pour. Straighten out the wick if necessary and/or use a small stick or dowel to hold it in place.

Very fun and easy so I’m collecting more. That won’t be hard with this gang.


  1. Frugal Wench says

    I like this! I have tons of toilet paper rolls. I told you, I use them like peat pots in the garden. I save all my little candle scraps and melt them down to make new candles. I’m gonna make one of these with it next time.

  2. Jessica says

    Thanks for this! I just started thinking about making candles recently, and I know how fickle I can be so I didn’t want to spend a lot on supplies that I might end up leaving by the wayside someday. I was about to throw another toilet paper tube away when I looked at its dimensions and wondered how feasible it would be to use it as a candle mold. Your post confirmed my thoughts and now I can’t wait to get started! Thanks again!

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