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Friday, August 21, 2015

How to Make Floating Candles

Something I've been meaning to share with you for a while now is this super easy way to make your own floating tea light candles. If you're a fellow candle lover you've probably got a good bit of old candle wax laying about. The kind that's stuck in lovely jars you'd like to recycle into something else. Well, this has been a great way to use that up and create a pretty cool centerpiece. Keep reading for:



What You Will Need:

- Cookie cutters
- Wicks and metal tabs
- Beeswax or paraffin
- cooking aluminum foil
- wax melting pot or an food old can

How To Do It:

1) Create a double boiler by filling a pot with water and placing your wax melting pitcher or a clean old can inside. Add your wax of choice and bring water to a boil, melting wax fully. 

After removing the liquid wax from the pot of water special fragrance oils for candle making can be added. I personally like to keep the wax unscented so the finished floating candles table centerpieces will not compete with the smell and flavor of the food.

Tip: This can also be a good way to remove left over wax from burned out candles. Simply place the tin or class container the left over candle wax is in directly in the pot of water. Bring to a boil until the wax has liquefied and can be carefully, using oven mitts, be poured into molds.

2) Wrap one side of your cookie cutters in aluminum foil.

3) Add your waxed wick with a metal tab base inside the center of your cookie cutter mold.
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4) Pour your melted wax into the molds you have created. Allow them to fully set and then pop them out. To help hasten this along or if your candles are stuck, put them in the freezer. This will make them shrink and easier to remove.

That's it! 



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