Now the shells you gathered from the beach won’t be collecting dust in a drawer — they’ll become a great design element! Try and use deep shells that sit upright, the deeper they are the longer burning time you'll have. When the wicks are secure you'll need to gently melt the wax over a low heat.
Add an etched design to a jar candle for a great autumn decoration. This Falling Leaves Candle Jar is a fun and easy project to make and is a great way to give a new look to an old candle that you have lying around. This glass etching project also makes a great gift for a housewarming or to give as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving.
This lemon beeswax candle would make a lovely Christmas gift for friends, family, or co-workers. It’s made with beeswax and lemon essential oil – that’s it! Only two ingredients and a few candle making supplies and you have yourself a handmade gift.
These Teacup Candles are just the sweetest thing and would look so gorgeous scattered across a table at an afternoon tea, or even just around the house for use whenever you fancy.
Burning longer than paraffin wax, producing less soot and being easy-to-clean, soy wax is truly natural, renewable and non-toxic. Soy candles make a wonderful gift with a special, personalized touch. Plus, the endless options for scents and colors makes the whole idea even more appealing.
Aren’t they adorable for fall entertaining?! You can make any size (even really large!) and add any scent to them. They’re also perfect for adding a beautiful, fall glow to an outdoor area. The tiny ones would make great wedding favors and you can paint names on them too.
Using your double boiler, melt the wax. Put a good amount of water in the bottom pan, put about half a pound of wax in the double boiler (this makes the perfect amount to fit in an 8oz mason jar), and watch it melt.
Paraffin wax is the traditional wax for candle making and is still by far the most popular wax. It is good for beginners because it melts quickly, is cheap and is easily colored or scented. However, it should be noted that the chemicals that are emitted when this wax is melted could be irritating to some people.
Before you get started, read through the full instructions for making homemade candles. When you're ready to begin, prep the area where you'll be making your candle. Cover the surface with newspaper or a brown paper bag.
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