Try This: Round Candles

Clean, simple lines give these round candles the versatility to blend in anywhere. Try making your own!

| January/February 2013

  • When you make your own candles, you can ensure they are scented with all-natural essential oils instead of artificial fragrances. Try making these round candles at home.
    Photo By Mark Tanner

Clean, simple lines give these round candles the versatility to blend in anywhere. They look great on their own or in containers. Unbuffed, the candles have a matte finish. Buffed, they have a gorgeous sheen. For more DIY candle projects, check out these instructions for making Cupcake Candles and Embedded Pillars.

DIY Candles: Round Candles

• 1 lb. (454 g) soy pillar wax flakes
• Color block: desired color
• Flat braided cotton wick: large

• Adhesive wax
• Baking sheet
• Candle thermometer
• Craft knife
• Double boiler
• Glass measuring cup: 4-cup (960 ml)
• Kitchen towel
• Mold sealer
• Nylon stocking
• Paring knife
• Polycarbonate two-piece mold: round
• Scissors
• wooden skewer


Prepare the mold
Note: There are two sides to this mold that twist together in the middle.

1. Put the two pieces of the mold together and twist to secure.

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