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How to make container candles

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Following a request from mammamakesandbakes.wordpress.com I thought you might like to know how to make container candles. (Also take a peek at her blog, it’s good!)

Choose your containers, I use china and/or glass. The finer the china the prettier the candle as you will have a transparent effect as the candle burns down. I have never known the heat to crack the cups so don’t worry. China cups etc have really increased in price since I started but you could miss match cups and saucers if you wish.I use soy wax as it is Eco friendly,burns without soot,and burns slowly. The soy wax burns with a rich cream colour, rather like a magic potion! IImage use http://www.fullmoons-cauldron.co.uk to supply wax and wicks. They are very efficient and prompt delivery.

You need to position the wicks in the clean container. I re cycle wooden coffee stirrers from a well known coffee shop chain. Fasten two together at either end with elastic bands so that you can grip the wick between the stirrers and balance them across the cup.

Melt the wax in a double boiler. You can use a jug in a pan of boiling water which makes pouring of wax easier. When the wax is melted pour into the container with the wick in the middle. It is best to pour a full candle in one go and avoid droplets of water getting in. Leave to set without moving over night and voila! Candle complete. Good luck!

 

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Busy Days and Lazy Ways

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Time flies when you are busy and I have been very busy! I have been making candles for a village craft fair that I am going to in a couple of months. It is unusual for me to be so organised I’m more into last minute panic. I also sell on my etsy shop which is noddfacrafts@etsy.com The candles are hand poured by my own fair hand into vintage china cupsImage I use Soy wax for its slow burning, smoke free, bright flame qualities. The china cups and saucers are getting harder to find at a reasonable price but I enjoy the productivity therapy! Most of the cups have come from charity shops.

And the lazy ways? Why that’s sitting in bed with a cup of tea and my iPad whilst I write this blog ( or read my favourite other blogs) Bliss!

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