Candles are the perfect accoutrement, and can liven up any room. Here's how to make them easily and brighten up your life!

Steps Edit

  1. Gather the required materials.
  2. Set up a double boiler: Place your wax melting bowl inside a pot of boiling water.
  3. Melt small bits of wax in the wax melting bowl. Fill it only to about halfway.
  4. Add any color crayon to mix with the other melted wax. Do not add more than a quarter of a crayon, as crayon wax does not burn well.
  5. Attach a wick to a pencil to allow it to be suspended in the mold.
  6. Pour the melted wax into the mold. Let it dry completely (two hours) before attempting to use it.
  7. Wait until it dries, then cut the wick.
  8. If desired, remove the candle from the mold by tapping it against a hard surface. Be careful if your mold is glass.

Tips Edit

  • Scent can be added based on your personal preference.
  • If you make it in a glass jar or cup, you can leave it in and burn it. Just never let it burn all the way down.
  • To help with the de-molding, you can spray the inside of the mold with oil or professional mold releaser.

Warnings Edit

  • Do not use perfume to scent your candles.
  • Candles can be very dangerous. Never leave a burning candle unnatended.
  • You should only melt wax in a double boiler or wax melting hot plate. Other methods may cause the wax to ignite.
  • Always be careful when handling molten wax: It will burn you

Things You'll Need Edit

  • Heat proof wax melting bowl
  • Wick
  • Crayons
  • Pieces of candles OR wax
  • Mold or candle container

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