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 …

CPSC Just Peachy Soap Reveal & Tutorial

Finally posting my week 1 Color Palette Soap Challenge – Just Peachy.  I was going to make something that looked more like a flower, but when the soap became uncooperative, I quit while I was ahead and made a round swirl flower (or as my husband says, Trufula flower.  It’s not exactly a tree.)  To kill 2 birds with one …

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 …

New Vertical Soap Mold – Swirl

I purchased the new vertical mold at Brambleberry and finally had some time to play with it. I made a batch of Exotic Amber (eo blend with frankincense, myrrh, and patchouli, among other things) with goat’s milk and shea butter.  It has vanilla in it, so I had to use a stabilizer.  So between the fact that it will darken slightly …

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 …

Marbling: Painting Your Candles

Marbling: Painting Your Candles

Painting The final marble technique to discuss is painting. This is the easiest of all the methods and great for those who do not have blow torches lying around the house and prefer not to hammer their candles. In this final method, a different marbling effect is achieved using glass paints, which can be found at a craft store. You …

Marbling: Hammering Your Candles

Marbling: Hammering Your Candles

Hammering Hammering creates a speckled, textured marble which varies with the shape of the hammering tool. The process is a simple matter of hammering indentations into the candle and overdipping it in a contrasting color of wax. You will need: White candle (a ball shape is best) Towel Hammer Dip and carve wax Candle dye – 2 colors Dipping can …