As I promised earlier, I’m writing about my experience with wax ūüôā I do not want to call this post as a tutorial because this is not a step-by-step instruction just a description of what I was doing in the kitchen that day :))

Materials

  • Wax
  • Pre-waxed candle wicks
  • Mold for candles (clean chicken eggs and hollow plastic eggs)
  • MARVY UCHIDA¬†Candle Deco Paints

Tools:

  • Saucepan
  • Can, can-opener and¬†pliers to make a pitcher
  • Toothpicks
  • Tape
  • Scissors
First, I put some¬†paraffin wax to melt in a self-made double boiler, since you cannot put candle wax directly on heat. The saucepan is filled about half full with water. Wax is in the¬†“pitcher” which was made from a clean¬†can (I used Dole sliced pineapple can).
Remember to never leave the double boiler unattended!!!

While wax was melting, I set up the wicks inside the egg molds, using split toothpicks and masking tape, to keep everything in place. For small candles I used emptied chicken eggs, for big ones Рhollow plastic eggs from a Dollar Store.

Then carefully and slowly I poured the melted wax into prepared egg-molds.

Let the candles to cool and solidify at room temperature overnight.

Then I removed the candles from the egg molds and decorated them using MARVY UCHIDA Candle Deco Paint. This is a great product, very easy to use. It is acid free/non-toxic (water based ink) liquid wax.
To paint egg backgrounds I worked with a piece of sponge. Then I created ornaments in point-to-point technique, and let liquid wax dry for approximately 24 hours.

Finally, I trimmed¬†the candle wicks to 1/4″ and placed candles on a heat-resistant surface.

Making these candles was fun. Hope you also enjoy it ūüôā

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