Simple Candle Designs
“Who Else Wants Some Simple Candle Designs That Are Easy To Make?“
Are you looking for some simple candle designs? You come to the right place. Candles have been used for centuries and as a business candle-making have enjoyed a long and varied history. Despite decades of technological improvements in most industries, the very best candles and the most expensive are still made by hand.
Simple Candle Designs During The Holidays
Simple candle designs – represents a very profitable and enjoyable opening for modern day craft workers, especially during the holiday seasons. During the holidays, candles are purchased for decorative and functional purposes. Simple candle designs are easy to make and you will have so much fun just making your own candles.
The best candles are made from beeswax, sometimes in their entirety, sometimes with beeswax added to man-made ingredients. Beeswax is compulsory in church candles, the amount varying between churches and their ruling bodies. Though it gives a better end result, beeswax is generally too expensive for candles designed for home use.
Less costly designs such as those you see selling at craft fairs and flea markets can be created from synthetic waxes available from craft shops and specialist suppliers. A tiny amount of beeswax added to artificial wax improves the appearance and fragrance of your candle.
Making Simple Candle Designs
Simple candle designs are easy to make and only when you begin to experiment with texture, color and shape does the task become more difficult. Popular marketable designs including unusual shapes, layers of different colors, odd textures, chunky designs, and candles decorated with sequins and beads, hand-painted types and novelty shapes like Santa’s at Christmas, eggs at Easter, and witches at Halloween.
The real secret of success in this business is to make your designs different, hopefully unique. This blueprint is designed for the newcomer, who should supplement his knowledge by careful market research, noting what the competition is doing, and what new designs and marketing methods can be incorporated into his own business.
Depending on the size you want your candle to be, take a piece of beeswax and melt it in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Take a piece of wick and dip it in the wax up to the required length. Remove the wick and dip it again. Do this repeatedly, allowing the wax to build up in layers until it reaches the desired thickness. When complete, hang the candle by the wick in a cool place to harden.
Colored candles can be made from pre-dyed wax or by giving a white candle a final dip in colored wax. If beeswax is too expensive or hard to find, use synthetic wax instead. Prepare a large clean workspace without bumps or ridges. Cover with craft paper. Have all the necessary equipment at hand ruler, scissors, pins, decorations, wicks, cutters (biscuit cutters are useful), craft wax sheets.
Lay out the craft wax sheets and leave to warm to room temperature. For a really simple candle designs, cut a piece of wick an inch longer than you want your candle to be and lay it along one side of the wax sheet, about 1/8th inch from the edge. Leave the extra inch of wick protruding at the top of the ‘finished’ candle. Very carefully, fold the edge of the wax over the wick. Smooth into place and give a gentle tug to make sure the wick is properly in place.
Keep rolling the wax around the wick until you reach the desired thickness. Cut the wax and smooth out the edges and joins. Stores somewhere cool, not cold, and out of direct sunlight. This was just a few of the simple candle designs, but you can find more in my book “Secrets to Successful Candle Making“.
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Simple Candle Designs
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