Thursday, October 31, 2013

Candles with Steven & Chris Part 2

After checking out the candles that Steven & Chris made (see post below), I wanted to give it a try. I didn't have any thrift store teacups so I settled for candle containers from the dollar store. At least I know they are heat proof. I was lucky enough to already have some votive wicks but I'm sure any hobby store would sell them. You need the ones with the little tabs on the bottom to make this easy. In the pictures above and below you can see I have attached the little tabs to the bottom of the containers with a little melted wax.

I used pens to centre the wicks, very scientific I know, and a combination of Oatmeal Cookie Beanpod Soy Wax beads and some of our Soy Wax Flakes that I fragranced with Cinnamon.

 The small containers have the Oatmeal Cookie beads that I melted in the microwave and the larger container below has a layer of the Oatmeal Cookie beads and a layer of the soy wax flakes. Let the first layer get a nice hard top before pouring on the next layer. You also need to save a little wax  to  melt and top up the containers. The first pour usually sinks a little and ends up uneven after it cools. A  top up with a little more wax will harden nice and smooth. I had to do that with the small containers but not the large one so I guess I doesn't happen all the time. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for stopping  by!

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