Floating Flower Candles Without Mould

Materials Used:-
Paraffin Wax
Candle Wicks
Wax Crayons
Start by cutting the candle wick upto to one inch length.
Melt the Paraffin Wax over gas.
Take it off the gas and add the wax Crayon.
Mix well till the crayon is dissolved.
With the help of spoon, spread the wax on to your counter.
Cut it into half with help of knife.

Work fast,coz, if the wax sets you wont be able to shape it.
The Half would be your Rose Petal.

Peel off the wax and wrap it around the wick. Handle carefully, as the wax would still be hot.
Repeat the process and keep wrapping the petal around the wick .

Shape it into a flower.

Don't worry if you have candle scraps.

Put it back into the container and heat it again.
Shape it and let it cool.
Make more of your colour choice.
Your floating candles are ready to be lighted.
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  • Beautiful! What is it that makes them float?

  • Renda Rawdin Renda Rawdin on Jan 22, 2017
    Sorry, I had put this in the comments. Can we put in essential oil by the drop to make them smell pretty too or would the wax not set properly? Thank you so much lovely idea!

  • Val Val on Aug 10, 2017
    Do they burn all the way down? How long do they last? I would think once the petals start to melt, they would distinguish the flame. Pretty I think to make, but not to expect them burn for long. And I'd add some glitter to the petals while it was cooling before shaping it to the wick. They are nice though.

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  • Lisa House Lisa House on Mar 12, 2017
    i must try this!...going to buy a marble or tile cutting board, think that would work better than my cheap counters....wait, it might stay workable longer on something that would cool it so fast....sounds like fun finding out what will work best!

    • Rajiscrafthobby Rajiscrafthobby on Mar 14, 2017
      yuppp......any board...flat surface....which would not melt will work out..... :) go for it !!!!! :)

  • Patricia N Patricia N on Mar 27, 2017
    It would be much simpler to pour it onto heavy duty foil, then curve it up while the oil is still warm so that the wax takes the curved form of the foil. drop the wick in the middle and skip much of the mess. Even if it hardens just peel away the foil.