How to Make Candles, in 9 Easy Steps

DIY projects are popular for creating unique and beautiful home decor. While DIY candle making projects can be satisfying, they can also be tedious. It can be difficult to find one that is fun and easy.

Step 1: Do your research

Here are some things to know:

Waxes: What types of waxes exist? What are the properties of certain waxes? What are the best ways to melt and pour wax?

Containers and moulds: There are some containers that are more difficult to use than others. It can be challenging to wick large-mouthed and oddly-shaped jars. It’s not as simple as using containers to make votives or pillars.

Fragrance oil and colours: Find out how much fragrance oil you can add to the wax. What are the top suppliers of strong fragrance oils? What time do you add the fragrance oil to the wax? What are the different dye types? What is the best time to add dye to wax?

Temperatures: Yes, the temperature is important. It is important to learn about the recommended temperatures for adding fragrance or dye and at what temperature to pour wax.

The candle is a perfect choice. They are versatile, beautiful and easy to make.

Step 2 – Measure the wax

Make sure that you have a flat, clean surface for candle-making before you start. Protect the area with newspapers or paper towels. You should remove any items that may contain wax.

Calculate how much wax is needed to fill the container. Then, multiply it by 2. This is how much wax will you need.

Step 3 – Melt the wax

Put the wax in a double boiler. Allow it to dissolve for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir frequently.

Step 4 – Add fragrance oils

Once your candle wax has melted, you can add fragrance oils. For the amount of fragrance oil to add, refer to the instructions on your package. Stir it for a few seconds into the melted wax. This step can be skipped, but it will give off a wonderful floral scent.

Step 5 – Attach the wick

Before you pour the wax in, the wick must be attached to your container’s bottom. The wick can be attached by quickly adhering to the bottom of your container with a quick dip in the melting wax. Allow the wax to harden for five minutes. You can also superglue the wax.

Step 6 – Pour the wax

Let the wax cool down before you pour it into your container. It’s time for you to pour the wax into your container when the temperature reading on the thermometer is 140 degrees.

Next, slowly pour the wax into your container. Keep the wick in place but don’t pull. You can add a little wax to your boiler later.

Step 7 – Secure the wick

Secure your wick in place to prevent it from moving in the melting wax. Place two chopsticks on top of the container. Place the wick between the chopsticks so it remains centred as the wax hardens.

Allow the wax to set for 4 hours at room temperature.

Step 8 – Add more wax

You can reheat your candle if it has a hardtop (think cracks and holes), or simply heat the remaining wax. Let harden.

Step 9 – Cut the wick.

The length of your candle wick should not exceed half an inch. Trim the wick if the candle’s flame is too high or flickers when it is lit.

 

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