Colourful And Radiant Candles
All you need is some extra time and patience to create something out of the ordinary. A ready made wjite candle has many possibilities.
1. Create a coloured effect by taking a wax crayon in, say red and heat it over a flame, then dribble the molten wax down the sides of the candle, to create a Christmas look.
2. With cheap organic glue, you can stick some sequins on the candle in silver or gold - for that festive appeal
3. Dip your candle in glue and then dip it in glitter. This will make this cheap candle, into a celebration piece, for your table.
4. Take six candles and tie together with a gold, red or silver bow, after one of the above ideas have been completed. Use it on your Christmas centrepiece with beautiful roses arranged around the candles. Push them into an oasis and cover with foliage and flowers.
5. With a bunch of candles you could dip half of the candle in red melted crayons so they have a two tone effect! They will have more of an impact as a bundle.
6. If you would like to save some cash, you could cut one of your last year's pillar candles in half and also cut the used section off the top end.
Heating the blade of a large sharp knife on a gas stove can help you achieve this. You just need a little patience.
I am sure you have some ideas of your own to update this white budget candle!
Celebrate With Candles
Candles Are Still Fairly Easy To Create
- You can buy ready made moulds and wicks at craft stores
- Wax dyes are also easily available in an array of colours
- If you are wanting scented candles, you can obtain the essence at art and craft shops, as well.
- Layered colours can look very festive with the colours matching your celebration table cloth and serviettes.
Easy Silicone Candle Moulds
- Candle Making From Recycled Wax
Detailed illustrated step-by-step how-to guide to make attractive and scented candles; the instructions given are for using recycled candle wax although the principle is the same for using new wax.
Easy Candle Making For Beginners
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on September 30, 2020:
Thanks Peggy. Candles always bring us pleasure and create such a warm ambience around a family get together or other celebration.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:
I think that most people enjoy using candles. I loved the idea of using eggshells as a mold. The video at the end was well worth watching for those who wish to make candles.
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on June 18, 2020:
Amazing that you have learned from the best! Take care, Denise.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 18, 2020:
My mother and grandmother were great crafters and were often making candles of their own. They reminded me of pioneers. I learned everything I know from them.
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on June 10, 2020:
Thanks Brenda. I love simple instructions to follow when starting out on a new hobby. Gives room for one's own ideas as you become more skilled.Everything seems difficult in the beginning and then you get a light bulb moment how to move forward to the next level.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 10, 2020:
I so enjoyed this piece.
I love candles.
The video at the end made it seem so simple and easy to do.
With an egg as a mold and using microwave to melt wax.
I would love to try this sometime.
Thanks for sharing.