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How to Make a Candle Candles can add that special touch to any house They can add to a romantic night They can brighten a house up They can also add personality into any home Whatever the case may be candles are great for everyday use So why not make your own Candles can get to be quite costly but by making your own you are cutting down the price to a bare minimum You may even find that you have most of the supplies that you need right at home By making your own candle you can also create your own style making it more meaningful to you Before you begin its a good idea to cover your workspace with newspaper This should prevent wax hardening on the surface that you are working on Make sure that you have all your materials You will need one pound of paraffin which can be found at most craft stores vegetable oil a medium sized cooking pot an empty coffee can an old spoon a clean sturdy container and store-bought pre-dipped wicks To add personality to your candle you may also want to include crayons glitter fragrant oils etc To begin you must prepare a mold Ive found that many materials around the house serve as excellent molds such as empty orange juice containers paper cups toilet paper rolls and drink containers Always make sure that the mouth is the same size if not wider that the base allowing your candle to slide out easily You dont want your mold to have any ridges such as in a soup can Oil the inside of your mold for easier removal of the candle Now we must set up the double broiler Never heat wax directly in a pot since wax is difficult to remove and burns easily when placed on direct heat An
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