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Making Sand Candles

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Don't have a candle mold?  Make one out of sand!  This is a great budget-friendly tip that's great for anyone who wants to make unique candles for themselves or as gifts.  Since the wax has to be extremely hot for this project, safety precaution is a must.

 

Instructions:
The main thing to remember when making these candles is the wax has to be extremely hot. Boiling water will not get the wax hot enough so direct heat is needed. Be very careful; do not leave the wax unattended for any reason. I have had the most success with temperatures over 300-degree F. The best type of wax to use is a soft wax like the type that is used for container candles.

  1. Take a metal bucket or other non-melt able container and fill it with sand.
     
  2. Make a depression in the sand that is the desired shape of the candle. A Bowl shape is the best.
     
  3. Your first pour should be plain candle wax. This will form the "bowl." Let this cool.
     
  4. The second pour needs to be cooler as not to disrupt the "sand bowl." The color and fragrance should be added to the second pour, because they cannot stand up the high heat and are to expensive to waste on sand. I suggest adding your wick after the second pour by heating a metal rod like a coat hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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