Try This: Round Candles

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

| January/February 2013

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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