Instant Gratification: Candles: Fast and Fabulous Projects
Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 108 pages
Give the gift of light. Nothing radiates warmth and good cheer like a handmade candle--and their incredible popularity proves it. Instant Gratification: Candles demonstrates how easy it is to achieve truly elegant results by decorating purchased candles or creating beautiful candles from scratch using simple dipping and pouring techniques. With gorgeous photographs and step-by-step directions, this collection of 38 simple projects puts all of the candle-making essentials within everyone's reach.
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180°F on candy beeswax Boil water bottom half bottom of candle candy thermometer color as desired cookie cutter cooking spray cool 1 hour corncob holders decorate dipping double boiler edge end of wick flat work surface half of double Heat until mixture hole in wax hours or overnight inches high instructions for priming Kraft paper lemon Let candle set Let wax cool masking tape melted wax melting point mixture reaches desired mold sealer Oven mitt overlap paint Paring knife pencil pillar candle Poke hole pound paraffin wax priming wicks reaches desired temperature Repeat process Repeat step Rubber gloves self-healing mat sheet Skewer Scissors skin using skewer stearin Stir until blended tablet wax dye top half Trim wick turn off heat Untie wick votive votive candles water in bottom wax get hotter wax skin Wax will shrink waxed paper wick from chopstick wick hole wire Wooden spoon wrap X-Acto knife