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Additive perfect candles GV20
Craft candle mold for helical
liquid white coloring candles
color pigment for candles
waxed wick candles 8-9 cm diameter
White pearl accent paint candles
hite gold eff pearl accent ect
ceramic mortar
Wooden spatula.
Candle tins– these are a great size, won’t break so can be put into back packs or hiking gear, have a lid to keep dry, and can be re-used many times over. And I think they’re just super cute, that counts, right?
Paper wicks– we don’t want any chemicals burning in our homes. No lead or metal in our wicks.
Beeswax– Good quality beeswax is important. If you have a local beekeeper near you, see if they have any wax for sale. I’ve also purchased beeswax from Mountain Rose Herbs, they’re a tad pricier than Amazon, but I know the quality is good.
Lard– If you don’t have access to any good pig fat, you can purchase it at most stores now. We raise our own pigs and here’s how to render your own lard.
Small kitchen scale– optional but totally worth it! This is the model I have and it’s 73% off at time of posting!
Dedicated pouring pot. You can use any old pot or measuring cup you have, but having a dedicated one will make life so much easier, and the pouring spout does make a difference… This one is an official candle making pour pot. But I won’t tell if you use an unofficial one. I tried making beeswax and beeswax/coconut oil candles in glass jars and every single time the wax split in the jar, leaving unsightly cracks. Then I happened to see some container beeswax candles at a whole foods co-op and they were all in metal candle tins. I figured if metal candle tins were what the pros used I should try it out – no more cracks…:). This is probably because the metal allows the wax to cool more slowly. Candle tins are pretty inexpensive and can be re-used. They also have centering marks so you know where to place the wicks.
When making candles, I first prepare my tins and wicks. I place the candle tins on an old cookie sheet (or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper). My wicks are pre-tabbed which makes the process easier.
1.Prep your wicks. To pre-tab wicks place a sticky, two sided tab on the bottom of the wick tab (glue dots also work well) and stick it in the middle of the centering marks. Because of my candle making days I have specialty plastic centering devices for the top of the tin which are really handy but aren’t necessary- the wick wrapped around a pencil will work. Wrap wick around a pencil and then lay the pencil across the top of the tin to hold the wick in place as you pour. If using pencil, see note on step 2.
2. Place tins on a cookie sheet and place cookie sheet in a 170 degree oven to warmthe tins (NOTE: if you are using a pencil, don’t wrap the pencil while the tins are heating – wait until you pour the wax).
As I said earlier, I use paper core wicks because they are lead free. There are a myriad of different eco friendly wicks available, both pre-measured and uncut. When choosing a wick you want to pick one that matches the diameter of the container you are using.
Wax type is also important because some waxes are harder and need a larger wick in order to burn properly (you want to achieve the “clean burn” I mentioned before). Experiment with different wick sizes to see which gives you a clean burn without burning too quickly.
One of the great things about candles is that if you estimate wrong and have lots of wax left on the sides after the candle has burned down, you can simply place the candle tin on a cookie sheet in the oven, melt the wax again at 170 degrees, pour it back into a pot, clean the tin, pick a different wick and start over.
:What You’ll Need:
Round Glass Candle Jar
NOTE: The candle jar shown in this tutorial has been discontinued. The kit now contains the Tapered Neck Candle Jar. The amounts of wax and fragrance may need to be adjusted slightly.
14 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax
6 oz.White Beeswax
1 oz.Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil
Cd-20 Wick
Purple Wax Dye Block
Flower Template
Optional: Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds (2 molds) In a large heat safe container, melt 14 oz. of Advanced EcoSoya Wax and shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block in the microwave using 30 second bursts. For this candle, the majority of the wax dye block was used to create a vibrant, rich purple color. If you prefer a lighter purple, use less colorant.
TIP: The color of your candle will lighten once it cools and hardens. To test the color, dip a cold spoon into the hot melted wax. The wax will soon cool and harden, and will demonstrate what color the candle will be. This technique is referred to as the “Frozen Spoon Trick,” and works great for lip products as well. hen removing the container from the microwave as it will be very hot!
FIVE: Split the wax in half, and color one container lightly with shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block. Pour both containers of wax into two Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds. If you do not have two molds, you can split this step into two; simply melt 3 oz. of white beeswax at a time and only color one batch. Purple Blackberry Flower Candle
February 15, 2015 Filed Under: Home Crafts 5 Comments
Difficulty: IntermediateTime: About 3-4 hoursYields: One candle
This Blackberry Candle Tutorial includes a template to create the cute wax flowers on top!Candles are popular anytime, but especially so during the cold and dark winter months. They fill the room with a warm glow, light and scent. When spring comes, candles are a time-tested way to add color and scent to your space. This Purple Blackberry Flower Candle is scented with the sweet and juicy Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil. This project features flower wax cut-outs that add a spring flair.
To make the flower cut-outs, pour beeswax into a Glossy Silicone Square Tray Mold. Once the wax has cooled down but is still warm, use the Flower Template as a stencil to draw flowers into the wax. If you do not have a Glossy Tray Silicone Mold, other silicone molds such as the 6″ Silicone Slab Mold would work well too. These flowers are then layered onto the candle, and held in place with hot wax.
This Blackberry Candle Tutorial includes a template to create the cute wax flowers on top!
What You’ll Need:
Round Glass Candle Jar
NOTE: The candle jar shown in this tutorial has been discontinued. The kit now contains the Tapered Neck Candle Jar. The amounts of wax and fragrance may need to be adjusted slightly.
14 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax
6 oz.White Beeswax
1 oz.Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil
Cd-20 Wick
Purple Wax Dye Block
Flower Template
Optional: Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds (2 molds)
Click here to add everything you need for this project to your Bramble Berry shopping cart!
ONE: In a large heat safe container, melt 14 oz. of Advanced EcoSoya Wax and shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block in the microwave using 30 second bursts. For this candle, the majority of the wax dye block was used to create a vibrant, rich purple color. If you prefer a lighter purple, use less colorant.
TIP: The color of your candle will lighten once it cools and hardens. To test the color, dip a cold spoon into the hot melted wax. The wax will soon cool and harden, and will demonstrate what color the candle will be. This technique is referred to as the “Frozen Spoon Trick,” and works great for lip products as well.
OneTWO: Once you are happy with the color, add 1 oz. of the Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil and use a spoon to thoroughly combine.
FragranceTHREE: Place the wick in the center and use chopsticks, pencils or dowels to hold the wicks in place. Slowly and carefully pour the purple wax into the container. Set aside, and allow to fully cool and harden.
PurplePour2
FOUR: While the candle cools, it’s time to make the flowers. Cut out the flower stencils from the Flower Template. Melt 6 oz. of white beeswax in a heat safe container using 1 minute bursts. Beeswax has a high melting point, and takes longer to melt than most waxes. Because of this, be careful when removing the container from the microwave as it will be very hot!
FIVE: Split the wax in half, and color one container lightly with shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block. Pour both containers of wax into two Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds. If you do not have two molds, you can split this step into two; simply melt 3 oz. of white beeswax at a time and only color one batch.
collageSIX: Soon, the beeswax will begin to cool and harden. Once the beeswax can be touched with your finger and does not pull away, gently place the flower cut-outs on the wax. Using a chopstick or wood skewer, use the flower as a stencil and “draw” a flower into the wax. Move quickly as the beeswax hardens fast.
white flower SEVEN: Continue drawing both small and large flowers into the white and purple wax. You only need one small and one large flower for each candle, but you will be able to carve more than two flowers. Carve more for future candles, or save the wax to remelt and reuse later. : Once the wax has fully cooled, gently press the bottom of the mold, around the flowers. The wax around the flowers will begin to break, releasing the flower shapes. Be very careful during this step, you don’t want to break the flowers! If this happens don’t worry. Remelt and wax, pour and trace the flowers again. =) TEN: Melt a very small amount of beeswax in the microwave using 30 second bursts. Use a dropper or spoon to drop a small amount of wax near the wick.
WaxDropELEVEN: Gently place a large flower onto the candle and hot wax. The hot wax will adhere the flower to the candlePurple Blackberry Flower Candle
February 15, 2015 Filed Under: Home Crafts 5 Comments
Difficulty: IntermediateTime: About 3-4 hoursYields: One candle
This Blackberry Candle Tutorial includes a template to create the cute wax flowers on top!Candles are popular anytime, but especially so during the cold and dark winter months. They fill the room with a warm glow, light and scent. When spring comes, candles are a time-tested way to add color and scent to your space. This Purple Blackberry Flower Candle is scented with the sweet and juicy Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil. This project features flower wax cut-outs that add a spring flair.
To make the flower cut-outs, pour beeswax into a Glossy Silicone Square Tray Mold. Once the wax has cooled down but is still warm, use the Flower Template as a stencil to draw flowers into the wax. If you do not have a Glossy Tray Silicone Mold, other silicone molds such as the 6″ Silicone Slab Mold would work well too. These flowers are then layered onto the candle, and held in place with hot wax.
This Blackberry Candle Tutorial includes a template to create the cute wax flowers on top!
What You’ll Need:
Round Glass Candle Jar
NOTE: The candle jar shown in this tutorial has been discontinued. The kit now contains the Tapered Neck Candle Jar. The amounts of wax and fragrance may need to be adjusted slightly.
14 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax
6 oz.White Beeswax
1 oz.Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil
Cd-20 Wick
Purple Wax Dye Block
Flower Template
Optional: Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds (2 molds)
Click here to add everything you need for this project to your Bramble Berry shopping cart!
ONE: In a large heat safe container, melt 14 oz. of Advanced EcoSoya Wax and shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block in the microwave using 30 second bursts. For this candle, the majority of the wax dye block was used to create a vibrant, rich purple color. If you prefer a lighter purple, use less colorant.
TIP: The color of your candle will lighten once it cools and hardens. To test the color, dip a cold spoon into the hot melted wax. The wax will soon cool and harden, and will demonstrate what color the candle will be. This technique is referred to as the “Frozen Spoon Trick,” and works great for lip products as well.
OneTWO: Once you are happy with the color, add 1 oz. of the Blackberry Sage Cybilla Fragrance Oil and use a spoon to thoroughly combine.
FragranceTHREE: Place the wick in the center and use chopsticks, pencils or dowels to hold the wicks in place. Slowly and carefully pour the purple wax into the container. Set aside, and allow to fully cool and harden.
PurplePour2
FOUR: While the candle cools, it’s time to make the flowers. Cut out the flower stencils from the Flower Template. Melt 6 oz. of white beeswax in a heat safe container using 1 minute bursts. Beeswax has a high melting point, and takes longer to melt than most waxes. Because of this, be careful when removing the container from the microwave as it will be very hot!
FIVE: Split the wax in half, and color one container lightly with shavings of the Purple Wax Dye Block. Pour both containers of wax into two Glossy Silicone Square Tray Molds. If you do not have two molds, you can split this step into two; simply melt 3 oz. of white beeswax at a time and only color one batch.
collageSIX: Soon, the beeswax will begin to cool and harden. Once the beeswax can be touched with your finger and does not pull away, gently place the flower cut-outs on the wax. Using a chopstick or wood skewer, use the flower as a stencil and “draw” a flower into the wax. Move quickly as the beeswax hardens fast.
whiteflowerSEVEN: Continue drawing both small and large flowers into the white and purple wax. You only need one small and one large flower for each candle, but you will be able to carve more than two flowers. Carve more for future candles, or save the wax to remelt and reuse later.
purpleflowerEIGHT: Use a straw or the end of your carving tool to create a hole in the center of your flower. This is where the wick will be threaded, so ensure it is large enough for the wick to fit through. Set the trays of flowers aside to fully cool and harden before removing the flowers from the mold.
strawNINE: Once the wax has fully cooled, gently press the bottom of the mold, around the flowers. The wax around the flowers will begin to break, releasing the flower shapes. Be very careful during this step, you don’t want to break the flowers! If this happens don’t worry. Remelt and wax, pour and trace the flowers again. =)
RemoveFlower RemoveFlower2TEN: Melt a very small amount of beeswax in the microwave using 30 second bursts. Use a dropper or spoon to drop a small amount of wax near the wick.
WaxDropELEVEN: Gently place a large flower onto the candle and hot wax. The hot wax will adhere the flower to the candle.
FinalFlowerTWELVE: Place a small amount of hot wax on the large flower, and gently place a small flower on top. Be careful not to press too firmly, as this could crack the flowers. When ready to use, light the wick and enjoy! Reminder, never leave a burning candle unattended, and hot candles can damages surfaces so always use a hot plate or covering.
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