candle making

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malibusami86
malibusami86 Posts: 217 Forumite
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i really want to try candle making but dont really know how to start.

have seen some that look like cupcakes, have no idea where to start from. i can prob do basic and plain candles but want to know how to make special ones

any advise would be gratefully received

thanks

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  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
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    not sure where on here but i think there was a candle making thread i may be wrong, there is lots of info for kits and info if you google and a few videos on you tube
    :xmastree:Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life :xmastree:
  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
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    thanks for these links
    :xmastree:Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life :xmastree:
  • jcr16
    jcr16 Posts: 4,185 Forumite
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    i made candles about 9 years ago. i made the gel candle's. was really really simple. basically you melt the gel until it pourable and then you can pour it into any container, ie glass jars, wine glasses, cups etc add the wick before you pour the gel in.

    i made bathroom candles. i popped to beach and collected some pretty small shells, washed and dried they. arranged them in bottome of the jar, added wick and then the gel. They looked fantastic. never burnt them tho as i didn't want to ruin them. they were so simple to maek and also very relaxing to do.

    i got everything i needed from a craft shop.
  • Giggles_Fairy
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    I would also like to give candle makng a go, quite fancy making thecandle in fancy cup and saucer sets as I think these would make great gifts.
  • LJM
    LJM Posts: 4,535 Forumite
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    ive seen lots in charity shops lately peeps must be having a clear out i expect car boots would also be a good place, i personally like the little jam pots they would make great candle pots i think
    :xmastree:Is loving life right now,yes I am a soppy fool who believes in the simple things in life :xmastree:
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