How to Make Floating Candles for Decorations and Gift

Making Floating candles for decoration purpose at home is easy and fulfilled activity, you can make Floating candles at home, and in this article we are going to learn how to make Floating Candles at home to make your decorations complete. You can also use these Floating candles as a gifting option on the occasion of Diwali, Christmas and so on.

Candles can make any decoration complete and give them a festive look to. Floating Candles look very beautiful and easy to make. You can make any shape floating candle as its shape and size depends on the mold you have.

Things used to make floating candles

How to make Floating candles

Material required for making Floating candles:
• Wax (paraffin or soy) or half used candles
• Thread or wick (can be purchased from any craft shop)
• Pencil
• Match Box
• Red color and scent of your choice
• Soap Molds or any other mold of your choice

Steps to make Floating candles at home

Step-1 to make Floating candles: First melt the wax in a container by heating it on low flame; you can also melt it in microwave. Once it melts add red color and scent in this molten tax.
Steps to make floating candles

Step-2 to make Floating candles: Dip the wicks in molten wax and leave them to dry so that they become hard and burn easily.

Step-3 to make Floating candles at home: Pour molted wax in the mold and let it cool.
How to make Floating candles at home

Step-4 to make Floating candles at home: When you notice a layer of wax over the tops of the candles gently place the wicks (1/2 to 3/4 of an inch longer than the height of the candle mold) into the center by pressing them into the candles.
Method to make floating candle

Step-5 to make Floating candles at home: Once the wax set and hardened removes your candles from the mold softly and cut the wicks according to the required size.
Floating candles

Floating candles designs Your heart shape candles are ready to float. Just take care of some simple tips while making floating candles as mentioned below:

- Never press the wick through the bottom of the candle, as this will allow water to seep into the wick and it will not burn properly.
- Do not make very thick candles as they will not float
- Do not float candles in oil or other flammable liquids, to make the liquid look more beautiful add a few drops of food color in it or add some sparkles.

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Author: Sangeeta05 Oct 2012 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

This is really a wonderful and an easy method to make candles of any type. I am surely going to try this one this Diwali.

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