Nothing pleases the eye so much as a beautifully decorated apartment. Nothing gives more pleasure than hand-made and personalized gift. In this role perfectly performs a candle!
Making a candle by yourself is extremely easy. It depends on the method we will use whether it will be more or less expensive. In any case, we can create a unique holly, personalized, zero waste, or using heirlooms.
As with everything in life, the topic of making a candle yourself can also be approached professionally. What will you need?
In handmade candles the degree of difficulty depends mainly on the type of mold. If we have a good mold then work is already easier. A good mold is one from which we can easily pull out a hardened candle. The best molds are silicone or soft plastic. Folding molds require a little more skill.
Let’s face it – the very fact that we make a candle ourselves is an expression of our creativity. However, we can go a step further and create a candle from what we happen to have on hand. First of all, if we have old candles at home, which for example we don’t like, or unburnt candles – all these leftovers can be reused. Just cut the candles into smaller pieces or grate and melt them.
Not only wax can be obtained from recycled sources. It is similar with the molds for candles. For this purpose we can successfully use:
In this regard, the only thing that limits us is our own imagination. You can fill with wax virtually any thing that has a cavity in it.
To make an aromatic candle you’ll need recycled wax, a wick, muffin tins (optionally, cups) and your favorite herbs. You can use dried lavender, cinnamon stick, thyme, rosemary, coffee beans… Place the cups in the molds. Put additives, remembering that in this form they will freeze: some prefer creative chaos, others precise composition. Put the wick. The whole carefully pour the wax and leave it to solidify completely.
Note – in this version papillots have a decorative function. The wax will melt into the structure of the paper and it will stay that way. If you want such an effect – use paper cups. If you want to get a waxy, corrugated structure of the edges of the candle, skip the cups. A silicone cupcake tin will work well here.