Have you ever wanted to try candle making yourself? You’d be surprised how many people do and how easy it is to make your own candles. You just need a few things to start:
- Basic instructions
- Some tools and
- Candle Making Supplies
Pictured above are my first two attempts and I have to say they came out very well and burn nicely! I’ve never done this before so I decided to start with an ebook called The Secrets to Successful Candle Making. It gave me all the information I needed to get started. I gathered the suggested materials I already had at home and then one trip to the craft store for the candle making supplies and I was ready to go.
Container candles are the easiest to start with so that’s what I did. I found special candle wax in the craft store that had everything already prepared: the wax, color and scent and even the wicks were included. All I had to do was melt the wax in a double boiler, hot glue the wick to the bottom of the container and secure it to a pencil across the top to keep it straight. Then when the candle wax was at the right temperature, I transferred it to a pouring pot and then poured it slowly into the container. The hardest part was waiting for it to cool so I could top it off and then burn it!
Along the way I learned some things that I’ll pass along in future posts so come back soon. If you want to subscribe to my newsletter or RSS feed, I’ll keep you up to date. I’ll share more complex techniques to make really unique candles as I try them myself. If you have any tips or experiences, please share them in the comments area. We can learn from each other.
Now is the perfect time to start candle making as the holidays are coming. People already know they will be getting a handmade gift this year as I perfect my candle making skills! Why don’t you join me in the fun?