Candle Making, Take 1

Who doesn’t love the smell and aura of a burning candle? 

I make votive candles from already burnt or broken candles, old wax, crayons, scensy bars, and other materials. I buy my wicks with the anchors already attached and pre cut off of Amazon

I have 8 votive molds, and some glass vases that I use as pillar molds. I mix scents and colors, and love creating my unique candles.

My next batch of candles will probably be a citronella batch, as I have some old garden stake candles that need to be refurbished. Check back soon to see my candle making process in action!

5 thoughts on “Candle Making, Take 1

      1. The votive molds I put in the fridge to accelerate the setting process. They slip right out of the tin molds without any problem. The glass “molds” I use for my pillars I warm up using hot (not boiling) water. Those take a bit of coaxing, but it works for me. Make sure the candles are completely cool before removing from the molds.

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    1. If you are using crayons, adding additional candle wax and scent would be a good idea as the pigments in crayons tend to smell strongly like…crayon?

      Crayon candles do tend to smoke a bit more than regular candle wax as well.

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