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What Can I Use for Candle Molds?

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You can use a wide variety of containers as candle molds. It is also fun to make candles in items such as tea cups, shells, etc. This is a guide about, "What can I use for candle molds?".
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August 25, 2010

I'm a starving college student and I love crafts and want to start making candles, but I don't want to purchase molds. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to use instead?

Also, how the heck do you insert the wick?

By Jennie from Tempe, AZ

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August 25, 20100 found this helpful
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First, you can use almost anything as a mold. Second, you insert the wick first, then pour your wax in. If you are using a can, a small hole in the bottom, your wick can go thru, take the rest of the wick, twist around a pencil or dowel & lay across the top; pour in wax. I suggest you get a book on making candles from a local craft store. Its easy & fun. You can also use the Glade glass candles, save them & clean them as they are reusable.

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August 25, 20100 found this helpful
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We use milk cartons, anything with the waxy inside will work. Half and half containers, fancy coffee creamer containers etc.

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Good Luck,
Gem

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August 28, 20100 found this helpful
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You can get going real quick and save a lot of money by asking friends and relatives, neighbors, etc. etc. to save the stubs, bits and pieces from all the candles they are ready to toss out. [ save them in a small box for me please!].
When you have enough:
- cut them into bits, chunks whatever sizes work.
- prepare any molds your going to use by spraying inside gently with cooking oil spray. [don't make drippy]
- invest in a roll of wicking, if you cant get any through some nice person on "freecycle.com" and
- feed a bit of wicking through a flat button to weigh it down in the mold [old juice, tetra-packs, milk cartons etc. cut down etc

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- wrap extra wicking around a pencil, tape it and lay it across the top of the mold to hold wick straight up through middle of mold
- load in the chunks of old candle bits
- ** you can add a pretty seashell, stone, or trinket as a gift also, indicate on a note that: this is a treasure candle
- melt down enough wax, [colour by adding a kids crayon or two] to fill the mold
- fill mold, let cool till you have to unwrap it. Don't rush this, let if get there on its own time.

And you're done.

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful
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I don't use molds. I collect pretty teacups, coffee mugs of different themes, gravy boats, etc. from garage sales. Usually no more than a quarter. I buy old damaged candles or even unused taper candles from garage sales also, free recycled wicks included. I sort by color. I melt the candles in a old crock pot (garage sale item ) that I line with a crock pot bag. Save the bags, they can be used over and over. I only change for different colors. Works great! Great gift and people love them.

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