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Candle Project: How to Make Streak Candles

by Chandler 26. March 2013 20:22

One of the easiest novelty candles to make is the streak candle. What makes this project so easy is that you do not have to change anything you are doing when pouring your candles.

  1. To start this project, first select any pillar type mold. Melt your wax 10-15° F higher than your usual pouring temperature. Add your scent as usual but do not add color.

  2. Before pouring your wax into the mold take any color block or pigment dye and shave it into smaller pieces, you can do as many colors as desired.

  3. Once you have shavings of several colors, pour your wax into the mold.

  4. As soon as you are finished pouring, take pieces of your shavings and place a needle through the shavings.

  5. Hold the needle with the shavings against the mold. The dye will begin streaking down the sides causing a "tie dyed" effect. Repeat this using the same or different color, being careful not to over color.

Any mold can be used for this project.

Each candle made will look different than any other one and allows you to do an infinite amount of themed candles such as red, white and blue or any other color.


Bath-Time Scented Frog Candle

by Chandler 10. March 2010 00:34

 

Material Needed

(for one candle)

- Beeswax Craft Sheets

- 1 Honeycomb Hunter Green

- Scraps of Honeycomb Sunflower and Honeycomb Burnt Orange

- Candle Bowl

- 340g Scented Candle Beads

- 3 Prewicked Votive Tabs

- Pair of googly eyes

- Black fabric paint

- PROJECT SHEET

Step 1
Using an exacto knife, cut 3 pieces of Template A (Frog Head) from the Honeycomb Hunter Green Wax.

Step 2
Cut 12 pieces of Template B (Frog Hands/Feet)

Step 3
Taking the 3 pieces cut in Step 1, warm using hands and press together.

Step 4
Using the pieces cut in Step 2, press 3 pieces together warming with your hands. This will make one hand. Continue with the remaining pieces until you have 2 hands and 2 feet.

Step 5
Press the googly eyes as shown in the picture. Using black fabric paint, draw the smile on the frog’s face. Let the fabric paint dry completely before completing the remainingsteps.

Step 6
Take frog’s head and press the neck firmly onto edge of bowl to secure. Place the hands and feet as shown in picture, pressing the arms and legs firmly to secure themto the edge of the bowl.

You will want to make sure the pieces are secured to the bowl as once the candle beads are in the bowl, they make it difficultfor a loose piece to stick to the side of the bowl.

Step 7
Place prewicked votive tabs on bottom of bowl in a triangle. Space evenly.

Step 8
Pour scented candle beads in bowl to look like bath tub. Fill candle beads right up by frog face and hands and feet so all you can see are the hands, feet and face stickingout.

Step 9
To make the bird take a small piece of Honeycomb Sunflower scraps. Roll into a small ball. Make a small fan shape and press onto end of ball to make tail. Make another ball,  smallerthan the first and press in onto the larger ball to make the birds head.

Step 10
Take a small scrap of burnt orange to make the beak. Press onto face.

Step 11
Paint two eyes on bird, using Black Fabric Paint. Set in candle beads.

 

 


Cookie Cutter Candles

by Chandler 9. August 2009 23:57

Materials:

5 Honeycomb Beeswax Sheets (any color)

Step 1
Cut 12 of the wax shapes with cutters. (Hint: Gently warming the sheets makes it easier to press the cutter through the wax.)

Step 2
Stack six shapes together, gently warming each one. Pat each shape down using the palm of your hand to ensure shapes stick together.

Step 3
Place a wick on top of the six shapes that are stacked together, as in Diagram A.

Step 4
Continue to stack the remaining shapes on top of the wick.

Option:
Cut two shapes from the corrugated or smooth wax to add a new look to the outside of the candle.

 

 


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Hi I'm Chandler. Thanks for visiting! Illumine is all about helpful projects, ideas, and articles related to candle and soap making and the candle and soap making business.

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