Candles bring a special element to home decor. They bring a pleasing scent and a warm glow from the flame. There are many different designs and colors to choose from so that your candle have a candle that fits your style. It is easy enough to find a candle pretty much anywhere. But there is a great feeling sitting in a room filled with candles you have made. It really is easier to make candles than you might think.
Palm wax comes from palm trees it is clean burning and has a nice natural scent. If you heat palm wax to 200 degrees and pour it into a heated container and then cover the container with something like a small cardboard box to retain the heat your palm candles will have a nice crystalline pattern. So this is a good candle making wax if you use this procedure.
When you are making a candle mold, it is important to make sure that the container you choose to use is lined with wax somehow. As a safety precaution you do not want to use regular cardboard, since this can be a fire hazard, as well as a mess since the paper cardboard will soak up the hot wax. You will want to choose something that will be easy to peel off of your finished candle product.
Step # 6. When the wax is all melted here comes the hard part. Pour the gel wax in to the candle mold. Make sure that you take your time and that you do not burn yourself as the wax is very hot. When this is done then simply put the mold to the side in order to let it sit and cool off. Leave it alone and in a place where it will not be disturbed for about 24 hours. When the 24 hours have passed then take the mold and and trim the wick to about a quarter of an inch. You are done!
If you are looking for creative Candle making workshop ideas then all that you need to do is just look around you, if you already know how to make candles or if you are just learning all you have to do is be creative. Make unique molds, use glitter, trinkets, you name it, the choice is yours just be safe and keep your imagination going. Now if you want to make my sea coral candle here is a list of what you are going to need.
The first thing that you need to do is gather all of the supplies that you need, the supplies that you are going to need are as follows: candle wax, wick, wick tab, thermometer, double boiler, candle mold, scented oils, spoon, and a carving knife. Start off by preparing the mold, simply wipe the inside of the mold with olive oil or vegetable oil as this is going to make the process easier later. Take the wick and string it through the wick tab if this is not already done for you, when this is done place the wick in the bottom center of the mold. If you are going to make a container candle then there is no need to wipe the inside of the mold with oil. Also, you can use glue to keep the wick in place.
Newspapers or cardboard – This is going to be used to cover the area that you work with. You want to keep the area that you work with clean and the best way to do this is with some newspapers or some cardboard.
The last of the candle molds I want to introduce you to are those made of plastic. The plastic molds are most cost-effective. As such, they are a cheap way for you to introduce yourself to the hobby. Keep in mind, however, that they will not last as long. They are the most fragile, and can break if handled roughly or simply due to age and fatigue. They do clean up nicely though, with warm soapy water. Just be sure the mold is 100% dry before you use it again.