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How to Make a Snowball Candle
Posted on December 28, 2011 in Decorative Candle Projects
- 3-1/4" Diameter Polycarbonate Ball Mold
- 5" (12.5 cm) - 2/0 wick
- Concentrated scent squares - peppermint
- General purpose wax
Place wick in ball mold. Melt wax and add peppermint scent to wax as desired. Pour your candle. Allow candle to cool and then re-fill depression in the center of the candle. Cool completely and remove finished candle from mold.
Add peppermint scent and 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of glitter to 1 to 2 cups (250-500 ml) of melted paraffin wax and stir. Place melted paraffin in a deep bowl. Cool wax until a thin skin forms over the surface of the wax. Then, using an electric mixer or egg beater, whip melted wax until it becomes light and fluffy.
Now, you must work QUICKLY. The whipped wax will
cool quickly and become hard and unmanageable.
Apply the whipped wax to the outside of the ball
candle with a fork. Cover the whole candle in this manner, holding the candle by the wick so that you can work on the entire candle at once.
Be careful! The wax can still be quite hot at the beginning of this process. If wax becomes too cool to work with, reheat and whip again.