My blog has taken a back seat for far too long, and too be totally honest so has the crafting.
In august we found out that our little family was growing by one :0) so along with looking after my little man I struggled with early pregnancy. As the weeks went on I just lost my grove.
I am please to say that over the last few weeks I have got the craft stuff back out (thanks to Xmas) and got my mojo back.
I have just finished making a couple of tea cup candles for little man’s teachers Xmas gifts..
And a few weeks ago made some lovely little felt flowers for hair bands, for a special little girl.
Thinking of doing a tutorial for the flower, they were so easy to make and I think they look gorgeous, I already have a tutorial for the candles :0)
I will try not to leave it so long next time ;0)
This is my first tutorial, so i do hope you all enjoy.
I love to make candles, I love the smell that fills the kitchen when making them & i love the finished results of a cute little candle just waiting to be lit. So today i am going to show you how i make my candles at home.
You will need
- Double boiler (or one saucepan on top of another)
- Electric hob / plate
- glass container to hold the candle
First work out how much wax you will need: fill your glass container with water and measure the amount. Say it’s 150ml (5 fl oz), you will need the corresponding amount of wax, so 150 g (5 oz).
Put your wax ingredient(s) into the top pan of a double-boiler, and pour water into the bottom pan. (All wax has a flash point, so a double-boiler is essential to prevent it bursting into flames.)
While the wax is melting its time to fix the wick into the glass container that the wax will be poured into to set the candle. I fix the wick in between two pencils to hold straight.
Once the wax is melted its time to pour it from the pan into a jug, than that gets poured into the glass container (please take this slow and carefully.) Remember to save some of the melted wax back you will need this later to top up and level the wax out.
After approximately 30 minutes, you will notice a well forming in the top of the wax as it cools. Break the skin of the well, taking care to keep the wick in the centre of the cup. Do this every 20 minutes until the wax has fully congealed. Now reheat your remaining wax and fill the waxwell. For larger containers, you might have to repeat this topping-up process a few times.
Now leave the wax to cool and harden completely. After a few hours you will be able to trim the wick down and pretty the jar to how you see fit. :0)
After one day your candle will be ready to burn.