Fire and Ice Candles – Ice Candle Tutorial

There is something intriguing  about fire and ice, or in this case the flicker of a candle created using ice.  Ice candles get a Swiss cheese look to them as hot wax is poured over crushed ice. It’s a simple candle with a very interesting appearance.  Follow these easy steps to create these lovely candles. Ice Candle Supplies needed: Double boiler Old pot Candle thermometer …

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles - Banana Cream Pudding

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles – Banana Cream Pudding

Banana Pudding Candle Here is another delicious candle which combines techniques from the above tutorials.  You can purchase wax banana chips from RND Fake Food Plus. Supplies needed: Double boiler Old pot Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Wick holder Wax of choice suitable for whipping Candle wick suitable for diameter the container Glass container Banana pudding fragrance (if desired) Mixer or …

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles - Hot Cocoa

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles – Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Candle This candle looks and smells just like hot cocoa.  Use a cute mug to complete the look. Supplies needed: Double boiler Old pot Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Wick holder Fork Wax of choice suitable for whipping Candle wick suitable for diameter of coffee mug Coffee mug (candle container) Cocoa or chocolate fragrance (if desired) Mixer or wire …

Mottled Seasons: Candle Technique

The fall and winter seasons will be upon us in no time. With the temperature drop and the holidays approaching (I know it’s July, but you need to make your seasonal candles now, so start using your imagination) everyone wants candles. One of the favorite styles this time of year is mottled candles. Mottled candles have a snowflake style dimension …

Yankee Candle Goes Manly

I like to keep up with the trends that the big companies set or follow in the bath and candle industries.    Most of the time, I am not usually impressed.  It’s often what everyone else is doing, and I like fresh ideas to talk about.  I was particularly interested to see that Yankee Candle is offering some manly scented candles for …

Candle Making Trends

Trends aren’t always easy to predict.  However, if you look at the bigger picture, you can often see the direction of the candle industry.  It tends to follow the same path as the other industries.  Simply look around you and soak up the ideas in your environment. The Eco Movement Clearly the move to sustainable eco-friendly living has made its mark in several arenas.  From …

Resources for Chandlers

Resources for Chandlers

Candle making is a wonderfully artistic craft, and to provide you with inspiration and instructions, this list of candle making resources should give you everything you need to get started or to pursue more advanced techniques.  The descriptions for the books are taken from editorial reviews and book lists.  No book or course is being promoted, nor is a great …

Winter Snow and Pine Cones – Making Whipped and Dipped Candles

The change of the seasons is amazing. Each one brings unique and interesting elements to life. In winter, snow and pines, come to mind, so why not learn two different candle making techniques to celebrate the winter season – a whipped “snow” effect and dipped pine cone fire starters. These candles are great for decorating in winter and make wonderful …

Recycled Candles – Making Mini Pumpkin Candles

For a fun seasonal variation to the recylced candle article posted yesterday, try making some mini pumpkin candles to decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving. First prepare your pumpkins or gourds. Cut a wide hole in the top of your pumpkin and pull the top off. Empty the entire contents of the pumpkin including seeds and strings. To prevent a fire …

Recycled Candles – Making Tea Lights and Votives

Do you have bits of candle wax leftover from projects? Or do you have unsightly candle stubs lying around the house? Well why not recycle those odds and ends to make some new votives, tea lights or even some seasonal decorative candles. Recycling candles is very easy to do. Start by gathering your candle making supplies along with all your …