Category: Candle Moulds

New Candle Mould

Don’t they make a cute couple?  Our new large sphere candle mould is in production and will be available to buy on the website soon.  This mould produces a 4″(100mm) round candle.  We have lots of other candle mould designs listed including the smaller 3″ sphere, available individually and as sets.  We also have complete candle making kits listed.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel.

Anyone for cake????

 

The new inserts are ready for the large round candle mould we manufacture which allows you to make segments for candles or soaps.  The insert sits inside the candle mould and makes six equal sized segments.  Anyone else in the mood for chocolate cake now?

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

New Candle Mould

How good does our new three-wick candle look on the tray with all the cacti and succulents.  This is our latest candle mould design and we are currently working on an insert for it which will mean it can be used to make sections for cake slice or wedge-shaped designs.  These will make fab bath bombs and decorative candles.  The candle mould is currently available on the website and comes with a wick holder.  The insert will be available soon so keep checking back.  We are also working on some new designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

Egg-Shaped Candles

 

There’s an old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket, but we think these colourful egg shaped candles all look lovely together in this basket and would make a pretty centre piece or table decoration for Easter.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely week.

Isobel

   

 

PS  The candles in the basket are being used for decoration only.  Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

 

Happy Valentines Day ……

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” George Sand

 

Happy Valentines Day!  I thought Valentines Day was a bit of a made up ‘Hallmark’ holiday, however, it seems people have been giving flowers and chocolates (or keys in Europe, as a symbolic gesture of unlocking their hearts) to celebrate Valentines Day since the 14th century and although it has been hijacked a little by the card companies, isn’t it nice to have a day which celebrates love.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

 

Heart Shaped Candle Mould

….. and relax

 

Some of you may know that I have just had my hip operation and am recovering at home for a little while.  I’m taking it easy with a few magazines and some tea and muffins and enjoying the aroma of Blueberry Muffin from the wax melts we made using our new wax melt tray.  This tray makes 12 wax melts, two of each design: swirl, flower, heart, two different patterns and one plain.  We made some in pinks, purples and yellow.  How pretty would these look in a little box as a gift for someone?

 

  

I’m going to get back to my tea and magazines now.  And don’t worry, the girls in the office have got your orders covered while I’m off so it is business as usual.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great week.

Isobel

Candle Making

We often get questions from people starting out making candles for some tips on how best to use our candle moulds so I have put together a little tutorial.

 

 

Cut a piece of wick long enough to go through the mould and allowing extra at both the top and bottom.  Put the wick through the hole in the base of the mould and secure with a piece of blutac, this will hold the wick in place and prevent the wax from leaking out.

 

 

 

 

Turn the mould upright and spray the inside with mould release spray or coat with a little olive oil.

 

 

 

 

Place a wick holder across the top of the mould and secure the wick.

 

 

 

Heat the wax and then add the colour.

 

Turn the temperature down and add the fragrance if you are using it.

Allow the wax to cool a little before pouring into the mould.

 

Allow the wax to cool and set fully before removing from mould.

And there you have your finished candle.  This is by no means a comprehensive tutorial on candle making but hopefully it will get you started without too many problems.  Any of our readers who have more experience in candle making, if you have any tips you could share, we’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great week.

Isobel

 

 

Love is in the air ……..

Our newest candle mould is here just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This heart shaped pillar mould would make a perfect gift for your candle-making Valentine or if you are a candle maker, what better way to say ‘I love you’ than with heart shaped candles lighting your room, perhaps even scented with some of the lovely spring flower scents available.

Of course, these candles aren’t only for Valentine’s Day, hearts are the perfect way to say I love you for any occasion, or even not for a specific event but just because.

If you like keeping up with current trends why not make some in Ultra Violet, the pantone colour of the year.  They would make the perfect decorative finishing touch for your room.

And here’s a little sneak peak at our latest wax melt mould which is just about to go into production.  These will be available soon, so do keep popping back to our candle mould section and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

Isobel

Fat Ball Bird Feeders

It’s that time of year when the birds may need a little extra nourishment and they love fat ball feeders. I use our sphere candle moulds to make mine, it’s the perfect shape and size and the wick hole is ideal to put the hanging string through, saves messing about cutting holes in yogurt pots or getting your hands covered with the greasy mixture.

I use the fat ball recipe from Gardener’s World.

What you will need:

  • Proops Sphere Candle Mould
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • String or Twine
  • Lard
  • Bird Seed Mix (you could also use raisins, currents, oats or peanuts – this is what I used)

Method:

Melt the lard in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the bird seed mix (or alternative), two parts bird seed to one part lard. Stir until all the mixture has been absorbed and the mixture sticks together.  Place a piece of string or twine through the hole in the bottom of the candle mould, long enough to hang the finished ball up with.  Pack both halves of the candle mould with the lard mixture then join the two halves together and place into the fridge overnight to set or for a quicker result put in the freezer. When set, remove the mould and hang your bird feeder in the garden.

  

Enjoy watching the birds with a cup of hot coffee, or better still a glass of mulled wine!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

Isobel