Handmade Candles- Chapter 12
Measure the depth of a Styrofoam cup or other heat-resistant
but temporary container.
Cut cotton wicking one and a half times
the depth of the container.
melts to about 20 fluid ounces) in a double boiler. Or if you melt scented wax, you can melt down your used wax from Scentsy candles, etc.
Stir in dried rose petals, eucalyptus leaves, berries,
or wood shavings, using about four parts wax to one part mix-ins.
than the diameter of your container, and tape the other end to the
inside bottom of the container. The wick should be slightly taut. Alternatively, you could set up something like I have pictured below. We put the candles on my cooling rack and taped the wicking to the underside of the cupboards.
Pour wax into your container and adjust the wick as needed. I poured in different colors of wax in layers and let each one set up for about five to ten minutes before adding the next layer and mix-ins. Once the wick is centered and taut, allow 24 hours for the wax to harden.
¾ inch. This was quite the exciting step for my 4 year old!
Wrap twine or ribbon around the candle if desired.
Here are four of my kids showing off their candle creations!