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How many of you like to light candles when your at home? I do too, and I have realized that buying candles can get to be expensive. So one day I decided to try to make my own candles.To my surprise, it worked. I even found that I can decorate them and give them away as gifts. Since candle making worked so well for me, let me show you how easy it is to make your own candles.
Buying your supplies. You will need: wax, wicks, jars of some kind, decorations,scent, a double boiler, a candy/wax thermometor, oven mitts, and a stove top.
Begin by boiling your water. When the water is boiling, put the insert, double boiler, in to the water and add your wax. Make sure that you put your thermometor in the wax to get an accurate reading.
While your waiting for the wax to melt, you can start to decorate your jars, or you can just watch the wax melt.
When the wax is all melted, you need to stick your wick. An easy way of doing this is sticking the bottom of the wick into the wax and then taking it to the jar and placing it on the bottom. If you do this fast enough, the wax will dry to the bottom of the jar.
At this point you should be ready to pour the wax. Slowley pour the wax into the jar until it is full. If your using different colors, you can layer them, but that takes longer.
Your almost done!! Now you just have to wait until the wax is dry. This will take about 30-60 minutes. Longer depending on how big your jar is.
ENJOY YOUR NEW CANDLE!!!!!
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