“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.
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Heart Shaped Candle Mould
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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