#MakeItYourOwn Challenge

To support the launch of Craft Factory’s new Candle and Soap Making kits, we’re launching the #MakeItYourOwn challenge to encourage people to flex their creative flair and make candles and soaps that are totally unique!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner or an advanced crafter, the kits are suitable for all experience levels and designed to be different!

Some top crafting and lifestyle influencers have already taken on the #MakeItYourOwn challenge, creating candles and soap to suit their one of a kind aesthetics. Check out their handiwork below.

To provide some inspiration and prove that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the creative possibilities of soap and wax, we reached out to four talented artists and challenged them to create soap and candle crafts inspired by famous masterpieces.

Meet the Artists

Andy's #MakeItYourOwn Candle

The first artist to take up the challenge was Andy Branca-Masa (@andys_carving) who created an amazingly intricate candle, inspired by Banksy’s ‘Balloon Girl’ graffiti art. Click play on the video above to see how he made it!

Anne's #MakeItYourOwn Soap

The next artist to step up to the #MakeItYourOwn challenge was Anne from @sussex_handmade_soap who made a magical, super-size soap inspired by Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'. Check out the video to see how she made it!

 Whitney's #MakeItYourOwn Soap 

The third artist to take on the #MakeItYourOwn challenge was Whitney of Cheeky Goat Soapery (@cheeky_goat_soaps). It's hard to believe that this stunning Gustav Klimt inspired craft is made of 100% soap, but it is, watch the video for proof!

Jimm & Jeanne's #MakeItYourOwn Candle 

The final artists to take on Craft Factory's #MakeItYourOwn challenge were Jimm and Jeanne of the Amethyst & Amber Candle Company (@amethystamber_candles). This stunning Frida Kahlo inspired candle is one of the most unique and intricate candles we've ever seen. Watch the video to go behind the scenes of how this amazing craft was made. 

Want to have a go at making your own soap and candles? Get your craft kit today and share photos of your finished crafts tagging @craftfactory and #MakeItYourOwn for the chance to feature on our Instagram. We can’t wait to see what you make!