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How can I make candle at home

For christmas I want to make candles on my own. do you have any recepies?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 AM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • to add to what SWasson said- really beautiful, neat project is as follows...

    clean out cardboard milk/oj carton and cut off the top. attach wick to bottom, and fill with ice cubes (making sure that wick is standing in the middle.
    pour prepared, melted wax down the inside edges of the carton (not directly over the ice) allow to cool completely, tear off cardboard carton, drain, and allow to dry completely before burning.

    when burned, it appears that a million little lights are dancing around the room. and to save it, when burned about 2 1/2 inches down, you can insert a votive, and burn it so that you'll still have the bulk of the candle.

    truly beautiful project, and one that the kids can help with! (obviously not handling the hot wax!)

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:16 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • i have no idea...but i have seen kits at walmart where you can make scented candles and decorate them....i found them in the craft department.

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 6:20 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • You need to go to a craft supply store and look at what they have. You can make either dipped candles or molded candles. You'll need to buy wicks, wax, colorant, and you can buy scent if you want. With molded candles, you can also put things like flower petals into the wax. A good craft supply store will have books on candlemaking that you can look through to decide what you want to make and which supplies you need.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:18 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Sand Candles

    take a large bowl, fill it with sand and moisten it. use objects that are suitably shaped and press them into the sand, leaving an indentation. attach wick to bottom. fill with prepared, melted wax (making sure that the wick is upright and centered), allow to cool. knock off the excess sand.

    the cool thing about THIS, is that you can press objects into the sides of the sand (like shells, stones, dried flowers, etc) and they appear on the outside of the finished candle)

    these are really unique, and can be made in any shape you can possibly imagine! i even made multiple wicked pillar candles this way. and you can use powdered tempera paints to dye the sand, adding yet another interesting facet to the design. be creative!

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:21 AM on Oct. 14, 2009