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DIY CANDLE MAGIC: LEARN THE ART OF MAKING YOUR OWN CANDLES


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Candles are a great way to add a cozy and warm ambiance to any room. They also make great gifts and can be customized to fit any occasion. Making your own candles at home is a fun and easy DIY project that can save you money and allow you to experiment with different scents and colors.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make your own candles.




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MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Candle wax (paraffin, soy, beeswax, etc.)
  • Wicks
  • Double boiler or candle-making pot
  • Thermometer
  • Scented oils or fragrance oils (optional)
  • Dye blocks or liquid dyes (optional)
  • Candle jars or molds
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Wick sticker or wick bar
  • Parchment paper



STEP 1: MELT THE WAX

Start by melting the wax in a double boiler or candle-making pot. Keep the heat low and use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. The wax should reach a temperature of around 150-180 degrees Fahrenheit for best results.



STEP 2: ADD FRAGRANCE AND DYE 

If you want to add fragrance or dye to your candles, do it at this stage. Add fragrance oils or scented oils to the melted wax and stir well. For dye, use dye blocks or liquid dyes and add a small amount at a time until you achieve the desired color. Remember that the color of the wax may appear darker when it solidifies, so keep that in mind when adding the dye.



STEP 3: PREPARE THE WICK

While the wax is melting, prepare the wick by cutting it to the desired length and attaching it to the bottom of the candle jar or mold with a glue gun. You can use a wick sticker or wick bar to hold the wick in place.



STEP 4: POUR THE WAX INTO THE MOLD

Once the wax has reached the desired temperature, carefully pour it into the candle jar or mold. Make sure the wick stays centered as you pour.



STEP 5: ALLOW THE CANDLE TO COOL

Allow the candle to cool and solidify completely. This may take several hours or overnight. Once the candle is solid, trim the wick to the desired length and enjoy your new candle!




Notes:

  • You can make a candle with a specific theme by using different colors and scents.
  • You can use different types of waxes, such as beeswax, soy wax, or paraffin wax. Each type of wax has its own properties, so be sure to research the best one for your project.
  • You can make different shapes of candles by using different types of molds.





With a little bit of time and patience, you can create beautiful candles that are perfect for any occasion.






  





















     
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Bryan Hoelzer & Kathryn Hoelzer Team Hoelzer 
513-839-5595 | 513-839-5003
bryan.hoelzer@cbws.com




   



   



 
Bryan Hoelzer & Kathryn Hoelzer Team Hoelzer 
513-839-5595 | 513-839-5003
bryan.hoelzer@cbws.com