DIY Easy Candles – 5 Tips For a More Successful Candle Making Experience
If you have never made candles before, DIY easy candles are an excellent way to learn the ropes and perfect your crafts. They are also great for people who just want to get into the craft. In fact, it’s not very hard to make them at all, and you can have fun while you’re at it too! Here are the steps to a great candle making experience:
First, choose your wax. This is very important. If you use regular candle wax, you’ll be left with a sticky wick that won’t burn very well, and you won’t end up with any scent at all! You have options – look for natural waxes like soy or beeswax, or even paraffin. If you’re new to making candles, I would suggest natural waxes, as they are the most stable and long-lasting.
Next, pick your wick. Again, this is important! Try to stay away from super-fine point-to-point waxes and go for a softer consistency. If your candle comes with a mesh wick, this will help seal in your wax better and add texture, but you can use any size wick. Of course, the size of the wick does matter – a very large wick will be heavy and might not dissolve well in water. So test it out before you put it in the fire.
Add your scent and other ingredients. It doesn’t have to be something fancy – a few drops of essential oil will do fine. Experiment and see what your candles smell like. If you don’t have any scents added yet, you can melt some honey in a microwave and add your scent – this works really well and it’s cheap!
Add your wick and your melted beeswax. If you want to make a darker shade of color, add more wax. Let your wax harden and wait for it to harden completely before adding the top layer of beeswax.
Use an airtight container to keep your items inside. It is best to store them in a cool dark place like a refrigerator. If you leave them in the sun, they might warp.
Make your own sachet with your molds. This is how most of the DIY stuff is done these days. Just take a bowl or jar, pour in your favorite scent, pour in your molds, and you are done! Other than that, it’s easy and fun and you’ll love your new hobby!
There you have it! These are the DIY easy candles instructions you need to know. Don’t worry if you can’t do everything right away. Just keep at it and you’ll be fine. You will soon be creating your own whole new set of candles to impress your friends and family and give yourself a little boost in confidence at work!
Now here is a few tips that I hope will help you have a more productive time when making your candles. First, keep a notepad and pen handy so you can jot down ideas as they come to you. This will help you stay on track as well. Second, read your finished products through and make sure you are happy with them! (And if you aren’t happy, write that down too!)
Last, and this is my favorite tips that I can share with you. Always keep notes in a binder or file folder somewhere that you can refer to as you start your new project. You will have a lot more successes if you are able to look back over your completed candles and keep a timeline. Doing this will help you not only focus on the task at hand but it will also give you some additional ideas for the ones you are already working on!
Now here are some final tips for the DIY candle maker. Number one is to make sure your hands are clean! This might sound silly, but when you are putting hot wax in your hands it can easily transfer any kind of germs, dirt, or anything else onto the candle you are working on. So make sure you wash your hands before you do anything. This might sound silly, but believe it or not it actually makes a difference! I have even had some candles start to burn bad because of something I was doing with my hands while cleaning out the container.
Last but not least, I would recommend to anyone that wants to try their hand at making candles that they get some good candle making books. Get a couple and read them, learn from them, and keep them around the house. These books will take you through every step of the process so that you can do it by yourself anytime you want! That’s my advice! Good luck and have fun making your own awesome candles!