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.
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We’ve been getting crafty in Proops again and making some candles using our candle moulds. We get asked occasionally the best way to use the moulds to stop the wax leaking and the candle sticking, so I plan to put together a little video of the process (and to show you that experienced candle makers can get it wrong sometimes too, I may even post a little bloopers video of how not to do it).
I’m sure I’ve told you all before that I like to give something personal to my nearest and dearest for special occasions and I had a thought of using our push lid solid aluminium storage tins to make some scented tealight candles. These could be personalised with labels for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween or any other occasion you can think of and at £3.50 for a pack of three they won’t break the bank either. We will also be listing these in larger quantities. I plan on making some seasonal scented candles in them for my friends and family, personalised with some lovely individual labels for Christmas. Of course, you could customise these cute little pots for other gifts too – they are the perfect size for earrings or cufflinks. Have you used any of our products in a way which we haven’t thought of? We’d love to hear your ideas.
All our candle moulds are designed and made right here at our factory and our designer, Richard, has been working on some new candle mould designs for us, so keep checking the New Arrivals section or the Candle Mould section on the website for the latest designs.
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