Making Embedded Candles

##Making Embedded Candles
Embedded candles are safe and attractive alternatives to traditional flames and make great gifts. They can be used to spruce up any room and add a special touch to parties, weddings and other special events. Making embedded candles is a fun and rewarding craft that anyone can do, and with the right supplies, it can be done affordably and easily.

### What You’ll Need
Making embedded candles requires a few simple supplies. You’ll need an appropriate size container or mold, candle wax, candle fragments or chips, scents and dyes, a spoon, a thermometer and a heat source.

### Step 1: Melt the Wax
Melt the wax in a double boiler or in the microwave, and be sure to stir it regularly. Aim for a temperature just shy of the boiling point (212° F or 100° C). You can also add color and scent to the melted wax at this stage.

### Step 2: Add Fragments
Once the wax is to the desired temperature, add your candle fragments. Start slow and gradually add more chunks as needed until all of the wax has been covered.

### Step 3: Pour
Once all of the wax is covered with fragments, use a spoon to transfer the mixture into a container for your new candle. The spoon is the preferred method for distributing the wax evenly.

### Step 4: Cool
Allow the wax to cool for several hours. Properly cooled wax will be firm to the touch and require no support from the container.

### Step 5: Enjoy
When the wax is completely cooled and set, your new embedded candle is ready to go. Enjoy its unique design and enhanced lighting and get creative as you experiment with different scents, containers and combinations.

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Making embedded candles is a great project that allows you to have fun and be creative. So, get your wax and candle fragments ready and let’s get started!

What type of wax is best for making embedded candles?

The best type of wax for making embedded candles is a paraffin wax blend. Paraffin wax blends have a higher melt point and better burn characteristics than pure paraffin wax. They also tend to be forgiving when working with additives like scent and dye, which can help give candles a unique look.

What types of waxes are best for pillar candles?

The most common type of wax used for pillar candles is paraffin wax. Paraffin is easy to melt and can be used for a wide variety of different types of candle-making projects. Additionally, it has a low melting point, which makes it great for achieving smooth, even layers. For a more natural option, beeswax, soy wax, and vegetable waxes are popular alternatives.

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