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The hard part of this project was getting the wicks to stand up straight while we poured the wax.
Here's a trick, tape the wick to a pencil or a chopstick (if you have one) and lay that on top of the jar.
If the wick is not straight, the candle will not burn well.
By Karen Armacost from Montgomery, IL
Very interesting...how do you get the candles out of the jars?
I covered the mold with baby oil before pouring the wax, like you would flour a cake pan). After the wax hardened, I squeezed the sides and bottom of the mold until it loosened.
You can make this same candle except use a milk carton for the mold instead of using a jar. after the wax is set and ready to be taken out of the carton you can peel the carton open to take the candle out.
That's a lovely looking candle.
I wonder if you have burned it yet.
Crayons do look great and add very nice color...but sadly they end up clogging the wick.
And at this point I know no way of getting the crayon out of the wax if you do want to make a candle that burns well. Youm may have to either pitch it or just keep it as a decorative candle.
The people at www.candletech.com have a great forum where you can learn tons of stuff.