Candle crafts are becoming very popular these days. With Christmas decorations and parties are becoming more popular every year, people look for something unique to add to their home or holiday decorations. Many of us have seen candles on store shelves but are not sure how they are made or what type of candle you can make yourself. If this is the case then I suggest you read the following before heading out to your local craft store. There are many different types of candle holders, making them fairly easy to learn about. Once you learn a little bit you will be able to build your own elaborate candle holders and even some that hold tea lights!
A couple of the different types of candle crafts include pouring flowers and melting wax. The first one requires you to have a candle warmer that has a pour spout and a funnel. Next you will need some container such as a clear glass bowl or pot with some holes in it. Fill the bowl or pot with water to make it easy to stir the wax. You will want to have several stirring bowls or pots around the house so one is not too far away from the other.
The first step in making the various types of candle crafts is to get all of the supplies together. This includes a container for your water, a funnel and flower stems. Next you will want to have your container for the wax and your candle holders. You will also need a paint brush to paint your artwork and your candle holders. These items are quite inexpensive, so do not worry if you cannot buy everything from a craft store.
After you have all of your supplies gathered and ready to start, it is time to get to work. Make sure to coat the pieces with the wax paint well so that nothing falls out while you are pouring the candle wax. Another good idea is to lay down several layers of wax paper to give your candle crafts a professional look. Once you are happy with your layout, you are ready to start on your first candle. The following paragraphs will give you tips and advice on how to get started with candle crafts.
One of the most popular candle crafts is to make flower wreaths. You can choose from a variety of flower shapes and sizes. For the holder, you can use gel wax candle holders or regular gel wicks. If you plan on using regular wax wicks, you can cut them to be the same size as your flower wreath and glue them onto the holder using a hot glue gun. This way the wick will be hidden when it is covered with the flower shape.
Candle crafts are also available for candles that have melted. When you make these types of candles, it is best to melt the wax inside the containers before pouring it into the mold. This will prevent any damage to the candle holders while you are pouring the melted candle wax. Some ideas of other candle crafts include snowflakes, stars, angels, cupids, pumpkins, teddy bears, rabbits and colorful leaves.
If you are looking for candle crafts that do not involve burning wicks or using gel wax candle holders, then you need to check out tea light candle crafts. These types of crafts are easy to make and will create wonderful centerpieces for any table or buffet. For this type of craft, all you need are some tea lights, scented tea leaves, tea bag cutters and hot glue. After you get the materials gathered, you will need to find an appropriate container for your tea light candles. A tea light candle craft will not only make a spectacular centerpiece but will also provide you with hours of entertainment as you burn off the candle wax and make beautiful tea light candles.
Another fun craft with DIY candle making supplies is to create mosaic candle centerpieces. This type of craft can be completed with a minimum of supplies and is great for any holiday. You may want to purchase mosaic tiles that you can place over clear ice cubes in order to create unique mosaics with a candle. If you are looking for a more creative craft with a DIY candle making supply, then you should consider learning how to create Christmas tree decorations using gel candles.