What home isn’t made sweeter with the addition of beautiful candles? A romantic dinner won’t be that intimate without candlelight, and every home feels beautiful by candlelight! In fact, making your own candles for everyday use can be a wonderful and therapeutic pastime.
With all these benefits that candles provide, it won’t be surprising if you will be interested in doing it yourself. Hand dipped wax candles aren’t hard to make. You can do it at home with very less materials and tools needed. Simply follow these steps on how to make your own wax dipped candles:
Video: How to Make Wax Dipped Candles
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- Melted Bleached or Unbleached Beeswax
- Nails and hammer
- Piece of wood
- Glass of Water
- Candle Wick
- Heat-proof container
- Melt the beeswax using a double broiler or any heating equipment until thoroughly melted.
- Build the dipping tool by placing the nails, about 2 inches apart, into the piece of wood. Just estimate the distance if you don’t have any measuring device.
- Drape over the candle wick into the dipping tool. It’s up to you on how long you want your candles to come up. However, make sure that you have an allowance of 2 – 3 inches. This is because the entire wick will not be plunged into the wax.
- Dip the candle wick into the wax and remove it after a few seconds. Dip the wick into the water for quick cooling. Do this step alternately and you will notice that it will slowly form into the candle you used to see. The process should take you several dips and plunges to be able to form the candle. On average, it’s about 10 – 15 dips.
- If you are contented with the shape and its thickness, remove your candles into the dipping tool and cut their wicks individually.
That’s it! You now have your homemade wax dipped candles in less than an hour. You can actually add colors by mixing the beeswax with a colorful mixture of your choice. Have fun making your candle project!