Candle Making

Make your own candles

Candle making is one of the arts and crafts that isn't just satisfying and fun but also results in a practical item. Lots of people like to paint and do paper crafts, for instance, but those hobbies result in great decorative items. Crafts like candle making, throwing pottery and sewing leave you with items that can be used for more than just decoration. Candles are our oldest form of lighting, and are great to set a mood. Candles make great gifts, too.

Get Started in Candle Making

If you're ready to start making candles, you'll need to gather the proper candle making supplies. The basic candle making supplies you'll need are wax, wicks and molds to pour the melted wax into. You'll probably also want candle dye to make your candles different colors, and you can even purchase a special device to melt the wax. Fragrance can be added to candles, too, along with designs and other extras.

Kits to Get You Started

A candle making kit is a good choice for someone just starting out with candle making, because you get everything you need to make your first basic candles. As you learn, you can add new tools and experiment with your candles. Home candle making kits also come with detailed instructions to make your first candle and lots of helpful tips so you'll know what to look for when you're ready to expand and try new designs or new types of candle making.

Gel Candle Making

Gel candles require different candle making supplies than regular candles. You might consider a gel candle making kit that comes with detailed instructions for gel candle making to ensure the candles you make are safe to burn.

Other Candles

Aromatherapy candles are popular and let you make an endless variety of candles with different scents. You can make aromatherapy candles in different colors to match the scent or focus on just the aroma of the candles.

Soy candle making is another option. Those who prefer soy candle making say that soy candles are more environmentally friendly because they burn 50 percent longer. Soy aroma therapy candles could be the next big thing in candle making and would make great, long-lasting gifts for friends and family.

You have many candle making options – why not try them all?!

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