Incorporate a Creative Element
Bubble Candle Making can be a fun and creative activity for anyone of all ages. You can make bubble candles with any type of wax and any fragrance or color dye. Start by pouring melted wax into molds that are specifically used for bubble candles. While the wax is still in liquid form, gently blow bubbles through the top of a stirring stick. The stirred movements of the stick helps form larger and more unique bubbles. When done correctly these bubbles will hold their shape due to the heat from the wax. Once cooled, decorate your candle sets by adding ribbons, flowers and other adornments. Use different techniques such as layering to create more intricate designs. Make each set unique depending on the occasion for which it is being made ” weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, etc. For added surprise, attach small trinkets ” coins, necklaces or anything lightweight ” to stimulate custom gifts that you can give away amongst friends or family members!
Troubleshooting Common Problems
1. No bubbles appearing or forming: People may have failed to add the requisite amount of bubble solution to the melted wax. This can be remedied by adding more bubble solution and remelting the wax for an additional 5-10 minutes.
2. Bubbles popping too quickly: Chances are that the temperature of the wax is too hot, which results in bubbles popping after a few seconds when they are exposed to oxygen. To fix, allow the wax to cool longer before adding bubble solution.
3. Unusual motion with bubbles in the candle: If bubbles are behaving erratically and moving seemingly on their own, then this indicates that air pockets were left behind during pouring and solidifying stages. To fix, repour your candle and break up any air pockets as necessary while pouring it into its final container.
Variations and Customization
Adding color to bubble candles is a great way to vary the look and make them stand out. There are a few different ways to do this. If you have liquid dye, you can dissolve it into the melted wax prior to pouring it into the mold. This will give the candle an overall colored tone that will be embedded within its surface. Alternatively, you could use dry dye and sprinkle in onto the top layer of wax as your candle cools before dipping into bubbles or after dipping into bubbles but before sprinkling with glitter.
Similarly, adding shapes is another way of customizing bubble candles. You could add beads, buttons, pinecones, shells, or even embed sea glass as part of the design. To do this, press your objects into the cooling wax before it hardens and dries completely. Lastly, pressing dried flowers in paper cutouts between two layers of wax can also create visually pleasing effects.
Finish the Process
1. Place the wick in the candle holder directly in the center of the bubble. This prevents it from becoming off-kilter as you fill it with hot wax later on.
2. Heat up some non-toxic “high melting point” wax on low heat, and carefully pour it into the bubble, filling it up to just below the top edge. If using a microwave to melt wax, use a microwave-safe bowl and heat for no more than 1 minute at a time, stirring with a spoon or stirring stick in between bursts.
3. Once the wax has cooled slightly (a minute or two, no more), place seeds or small pebbles around the wick to hold it in place if needed until cooling has finished completely.
4. Allow your bubbles to cool completely before adding additional color or scent if desired – around an hour or so depending on how much wax you used.
5. If adding color, mix pigments into a small amount of melted clear wax and then add mixture back into main container of melted wax and stir thoroughly ” check warning labels as many commercial dye products are not safe for candles!
6. For fragrance, add 15-20 drops of high quality essential oils per cup of melted wax and Stir well until scent has distributed evenly throughout mix ” otherwise there can be hotspots that may cause irritation when burning candle later on! More scent will make for a stronger aromatherapy experience but is not necessary unless desired..
7. Finally, let your newly created bubble candle set overnight before carving any fun designs (like stars or hearts) or lightly sanding away any imperfections that may have occurred during pouring process! Now your candles are ready to use or give away as gifts! Enjoy!
Where to Buy Supplies
Buying all the supplies needed to make a bubble candle is easy and readily available, both in retail stores and online. Craft stores offer plenty of stock when it comes to wax, wicks, molds, melting pots and thermometers, color dyes and fragrances. Discount stores may also provide the basic ingredients at an affordable price. Online suppliers can come in handy as well ” they often offer a much wider selection of products at competitive prices. Plus, shipping with most vendors is fast and reliable. Getting the right tools for a bubble candle making project does not have to be complicated or expensive. With a little bit of research people can find pretty much any ingredient or resource needed for their project quickly and easily.
Welcome to my candle making blog! In this blog, I will be sharing my tips and tricks for making candles. I will also be sharing some of my favorite recipes.