Candlemaking How To

Candle making is no longer something that we do as a necessity. People make candles at home these days as a hobby and as an activity that keeps them busy in an interesting manner. Sometimes people have started making candles as a hobby and then converted it into a full blown business of sorts over the internet.

Making a candle can seem extremely easy. But there are various aspects of the art that need to be considered. When you make candles in the right manner they last longer and also smell better. Some of the aspects that you will need to decide before you start making candles is the kind of wax that you want to make. In addition to that you may also want to take call on the specific kind of candle that you want to make. While gel wax is great for candles if you want them to be transparent, soy wax is great for making candles at home since it requires low heat to melt.

How to Make Wine Glass Candles

Creating a wine goblet candle and using it for a dinner party can be extremely gratifying. To make one you will need candle wax that is meant for containers, a wine goblet, a cotton core wick, small wick clips, dye and fragrance (optional), a centering bar, steamer and melting pot, wooden sticks to stir wax, thermometer and scissors. It is important that you have a completely clean and spotless...


How to make Tealight Candles

A tealight candle is basically a candle that is cased in a metal or plastic casing. Most of the tealights that are made are small and can fit into the palm. To make your own tealight candle at home you will need candle wax, cups to hold the tealight candles, wick, self-centering wick clips, a steamer pot, a melting pot, wooden sticks or chopsticks for stirring, a thermometer and scissors. You ca...


How to Make Floating Candles

Floating candles can be extremely intriguing to watch. These can form a great center piece when you have guests over. To make floating candles you will need a votive blend wax, an un-tabbed zinc core wick, a small mold that is slightly larger at the top and the basic candle making equipment like double boiler, thermometer, scissors, paper towels and dye and fragrance if you want. Start with prep...


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