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This post is part two of an easy candle making project that I started yesterday. Check out part 1 of the post here.
Today I started off with my painted and baked glass. To complete that part of the project, I used Sharpie Oil based markers. (the best craft product ever).
Today it’s about actually casting the candle in the jar. I decided on a wooden wick, which I really love as I wanted this candle to have some serious scent throw. I trimmed my wooden wicks after I poured the wax into the container, so that I could achieve a length which is 1/4 inch above the surface of the candle. I don’t like trimming wooden wicks after the candle has hardened up, as we would normally do for zinc core wicks.
|Wooden wicks are sold with stabilizers|
|I’ve already trimmed my wick, long before the candle has cooled.|
I used a Sweet Cakes fragrance called Bermuda Sands-It’s amazing if you don’t particularly like florals or fruity fragrances. (Sweet Cakes has some awesome fragrances that can help your product line stand out) .
For this candle I used a wax blend of 80% paraffin wax and 20% Eco Soy Wax. There was no contraction of the wax upon cooling. It was perfect. Voila..Here is my finished candle. The project can be completed in 2 hours, (this includes the baking time.) Pour several of these candles to give as gifts or to sell as part of your wonderful product line.
|I’m ready to brand and package..|
Candle Making has become so much easier than it was a few years ago. Many candle suppliers are retailing and wholesaling perfect wax blends for pillars and containers that take all the guess work out of preparing wax. It is entirely possible to create and build a profitable business by just selling candles alone.
I hope that I’ve managed to convince you that turning this ordinary glass into a one of a kind candle is easier than you thought.
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