Valentine’s Day is the ideal holiday to feast at creation a series of romantic and fantastical candles like these. Even if you have not worked with wax before, and never done the candles, do not be afraid you must succeed the first time. Wax is such a material that it can always be redone to change to the desired shape. In the beginning I wanted to make a small candle, but when they began to collect a stack that I had an idea how you can do better. So there were these candles. I ended up getting carried away and made myself 10 total candles.
Add several drops of red candle dye to several cups of soy wax candle flakes in a pouring pot. Melt the wax using a double-boiler. A double-boiler is created by boiling a pot of water on a heat source. The temperature of the water will never exceed 212 deg. F.
As your wax defrost, lay a sheet of waxed paper somewhat larger than your baking sheet on it. Don’t forget when the wax has melted, add a few drops of aroma.
Take the wax off the cooker and permit cool for a some minutes, but not long enough that it solidify. Pour your wax onto your baking sheet, as shown pic.4. It can be however thick you’d like, but I had the most success when the wax was about 1 cm deep.
Allow your wax cool before it changes color, but is yet soft. It shouldn’t jiggle like jelly, but if it’s too solid, you won’t be capable to fair cutting out candles.
Stamp hearts in your wax with cookie cutters, leaving them on the sheet (photo 5). After you’ve stamped your hearts, use a skewer to poke a hole in approximately the middle of each heart. No necessity to be exact (photo 7)!
Allow your wax cool for a few hours before it’s totally solid (if you want faster use the refrigerator). Gently break your hearts away from the hardened wax sheet. Place the rest of the wax back in your melting pot, and add a few scoops of plain soy wax flakes to the pot.
The last sixth step,
Repeat the wax melting, pouring & stamping operation a few times. Since you’re adding plain white wax to the remnants of your wax, it gets a shade or two lighter each time you melt it, making an ombre effect! So easy!
String your hearts onto a wick using the holes you poked in each one. Trim your wicks and you’re ready to go. The uneven layers and non-precise centering make each candle unique.
As Valentine candles burn, the wax layers melt together, so it’s okay of they’re not lined up or your layers aren’t perfectly identical. You see how awesome is that?