Posted on: June 24, 2008
Depending on how many candles you need to make, this is a pretty easy project. We found a great source for candle making supplies at Villagecraftandcandle.com. They have a section on how to make candles and have everything you will need. We suggest buying the soy wax because it's easy to melt in the microwave and burns cleaner when the candle is lit. This store also sells a variety of scents - our favourite is French Vanilla but if you're not sure what scent to choose, you can always order a sample in advance. The HTP Pretab wicks work best with the soy wax and you should know in advance what diameter your tins will be to find out which size of wick you'll need. Try Sks-bottle.com for a good selection of inexpensive tin containers. A couple of tips as you make your candles…Use a hot glue gun to secure the wick to the bottom of the tin. Also, to make sure the wick stays in the centre of the candle, don't trim the wick to size until the candle is dry. Instead, bend the top of the untrimmed wick and rest it on top of the rim of the tin so the wick remains at the centre of the candle and doesn't tip over to one side.
Container from Sks-bottle.com
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