How to Make Candles

Want to make your own candles? Don't know what supplies you need and where to get them? The Hometalk community has all of the tips, tricks, and techniques that you need to get you started in the exciting world of DIY candle making. Watch a step by step video and get your home glowing. We can't wait to see what you make to illuminate your space!

How to Make Wax Candles
Choose your wax
There are many different kinds of wax available for purchase online. Paraffin, citronella, and beeswax are the most popular.
Heat your wax
Break your wax into smaller pieces and heat to 180-190℉. For safety, use the double boiler method, where steam heats the wax.
Prepare your wick and mold
Place a piece of pre-tabbed wick, with the tab at the bottom, into your mold. Tie the top end of your wick to a pen or pencil to support it.
Pour your wax into the mold
Heat the mold before pouring your wax to prevent bubbles from forming. Holding the wick steady, pour your wax into the mold.
Cool your wax
Keep the candle at room temperature and allow to cool for several hours. Cut your wick to length. Your candle is ready for use.
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