Monday, August 1, 2011

Make your own floating candles

Wow is it Monday already?? How a week flies when you are having fun :)
And boy did we have fun last week. Finally (!!!) we were able to take a trip to Sydney to see Ma and Pa and to enjoy some family time. We actually came home tired so not much relaxing to be done but we had a blast and Amahli is already asking when we are going again.
The craft Im posting about today is one I managed to sneak in the day before heading to Sydney after Jumeirah had begged for a week to do it... its fairly easy but takes a bit to do but I had promised so it was time to deliver :)

Make your own candles

Yet another craft that didnt get done in the holidays, I had bought the wax and candle wick beforehand but was too sick to actually do it.
You also need the ability to double boil ( we used an electric fry pan and a cup), and some kind of mould to pour the candle into. We went for something a bit different and made our moulds using wet sand in a paint container. It worked well and was something Jumeirah was able to shape herself. We also tied pieces of wick string to a skewer to hang into the wax to keep it sort of centred in the middle of the candle.

Our double boiler

The sand moulds

To start with, you need to melt the wax. We did ours outside, and added a piece of pastel crayon to colour it. ( you can leave it white but we wanted to see if pastels would work.
Wax melting with piece of pastel

Skewers and wick

Once melted, carefully pour the wax into the sand mould. This then needs to be left to dry for a few hours ( we left ours over night). Once dry you can gently take the candle out, dust off the sand and untie the skewer and you are left with a few cute floating candle :)

I think this would make a really cute gift for a teacher or Mothers Day!


  1. Oh, I think this would make a great gift! Great idea.

  2. Wow! Its great.
    Keep up the good work.
    Keep going.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Keep sharing more and more.