How to make a candle in the home: the production of decorative elements, video and photos

How to make a candle at home: 7 fascinating recipes

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Table of contents

  • 1 Create masterpieces on their own
    • 1.1 Recipe №1: «Wax"
    • 1.2 Recipe №2: «Colored»
    • 1.3 Recipe №3: «flavored»
    • 1.4 Recipe №4: «Transparent Gel"
    • 1.5 Recipe №5: «Fruit»
    • 1.6 Recipe №6: «Coffee»
    • 1.7 Recipe №7: «With photos»
  • 2 The use of home-made candles
  • 3 conclusion

I want to tell you how to make candles with their hands at home. The light sources are at least no longer relevant, but it is excellent in the role of decorations and original gifts. You will learn the most popular recipes that can be put into practice even without artistic skills.

Photos homemade candles

Photos homemade candles

Create masterpieces on their own

Recipes production of candles that are easy to implement, without leaving your home:

Recipe №1: «Wax"

Ready a copy of wax created at home

Ready a copy of wax created at home

Wax candles have a very simple structure:

structure diagram of a wax candle

structure diagram of a wax candle

They are created by the following materials:

Title appointment Picture
Wax or paraffin Creation of the body directly manufactured products. To obtain these materials, you can use ordinary household candles. att1484954879
A thread of cotton or floss Creating a wick, which actually will radiate heat from the light slowly burning att1484954880
Pan Organization of the water bath to melt the wax or paraffin att1484954880-1
Pure metallic container, as is perfectly suitable ladle The content of the wax or wax during melting them in a water bath att1484954883
Molds made of tin, glass or plastic Shaping the curable wax or paraffin att1484954884
Stick of wood or ordinary pencil Fixing the wick att1484954884

For the first time I recommend to take someone to his assistant, as the melted wax will begin to fasten within fifteen minutes after its removal from the ring stove. Inexperience alone you can not have time to perform all the necessary actions.

Now consider step through tasks:

att1484954884-1 Step №1:
  • By mid-stick or pencil bind one edge of the cotton thread or floss;
  • Itself stick or pencil form is placed on top, after putting on its edge so that the second edge wick down on the bottom of the tank;
  • So we perform with each of the harvested form
att1484954884-2 Step №2:
  • To melt the wax or paraffin to start their treatment in small pieces. This will speed up the process;
  • Then recruit approximately polkastryuli water and put on a slow fire;
  • The ladle is poured prepared material, and then immerse in a heated water tank;
  • Stir the contents of the melts to its full transition to a liquid homogeneous state without lumps
att1484954884-3 Step №3:
  • Melted wax or paraffin in a small amount in the form fill exactly so that it fell lower region of the wick;
  • If necessary, to correct the thread or floss to commit occurred qualitatively;
  • About a minute waiting for curing the material.

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Step №4:
  • Carefully pour the remaining molten paraffin or wax;
  • We reserve the form to complete the setting.
att1484954885-1 Step №5:
  • Approximately 24 hours check how well stiffened used to create the body of the candle material;
  • Then the eye is metered length of the wick so that it was convenient to light;
  • Cut off the excess;
  • After another day the product can be used for other purposes

Better to use form with smooth edges or disposable, which can be simply destroyed. Then you will not have to leave them ready candles.

For example, a candle from the mold to form a plastic cup will be very easy to remove

For example, a candle from the mold to form a plastic cup will be very easy to remove

Recipe №2: «Colored»

Colored candles with their hands in the home creates almost as accurate as conventional wax, except for one additional ingredient: wax pencils.

Examples of wax pencils of different colors and shades

Examples of wax pencils of different colors and shades

They have a very large range of possible colors, that opens up tremendous opportunities for the transformation of the appearance of candles autographic manufacturing:

  1. So you can make a simple one-color product, adding to melt in a water bath or paraffin wax pencil piece like the color. He also dissolved by painting a bored yellowness in a fun and interesting shade;
For each of the interior can make a model of the appropriate color

For each of the interior can make a model of the appropriate color

  1. If in the melting mass to throw several different colored pieces, then you will iridescent candle;
  2. The most popular are the striped specimens. In their manufacture each piece of wax with a new color scheme is poured after the complete solidification of the previous. The process, of course, is delayed, but the result looks great.
Alternately filling the new wax portion with its own color gives a very nice effect

Alternately filling the new wax portion with its own color gives a very nice effect

If the same form after pouring each new layer is not directly put on the table, and set the angle, it is possible to obtain a more complex patterns than the "zebra".

Changing molds angle allows for even more interesting results

Changing molds angle allows for even more interesting results

Recipe №3: «flavored»

Not necessarily limited to the addition of only one color wax pencils. At home, you can also add to the prepared solution before filling a few drops of essential oil. In this case, your candle will still smell sweet and even a positive effect on the body.

Here are some examples of the effects of essences:

  1. Lavender and bergamot help to relax as much as possible, which is essential after a hard day's work;
Would you like to relax? The aroma of lavender will help you in this

Would you like to relax? The aroma of lavender will help you in this

  1. Lemon and rosemary help to raise a good mood, and the removal of negative thoughts;
Solid negativity in your head? The smell of lemon and rosemary will help to tune in a positive way

Solid negativity in your head? The smell of lemon and rosemary will help to tune in a positive way

  1. Geranium, rose and lavender relieves stress;
Stress, panic? Aromas of rose, geranium and lavender to help relax

Stress, panic? Aromas of rose, geranium and lavender to help relax

Recipe №4: «Transparent Gel"

Candles made of gel, sold in specialized stores

Candles made of gel, sold in specialized stores

Here, in order to make a candle in the home used a special gel instead of a candle wax or paraffin.

Since the gel candle looks up processing

Since the gel candle looks up processing

This gives a very important visual effects - transparency, due to which also made adjustments to himself and izgotovitelny process:

  1. If the form is used with concave edges, then it must necessarily be transparent. Otherwise, the whole point of helium candle will be lost;
To be able to appreciate the beauty of helium products, you need to use them exclusively for transparent molds

To be able to appreciate the beauty of helium products, you need to use them exclusively for transparent molds

  1. Selected shape to direct pouring melted gel should be heated to prevent the formation of bubbles in the structure of the manufactured articles;
  2. During the formation of the candle body in its material immersed decorative elements, which are due to the transparency of the composition solidify helium inside. And as a decoration suitable all that you tell your imagination. It looks amazing.
Garnish with helium candle can even dried leaves

Garnish with helium candle can even dried leaves

Recipe №5: «Fruit»

Human ingenuity to the above does not stop, I wish you to prove by demonstrating candles recipes using pieces of real fruit. For work you need the following materials:

After gathering all the necessary, proceed to the implementation of tasks:

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  • Gently lemon cut with a sharp knife;
  • We take out of it the entire inner pulp;
  • We perform the same operation with the second fruit
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  • Paraffin wax or drown in the water bath, since it was described in wax candles to create instructions;
  • Add to the resulting substance Dried lavender flowers, a few drops of essential oils and food coloring;
  • Thoroughly mix all
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  • In the center of each of the resulting lemon halves fix on the wick;
  • Then fill them with a mixture of harvested
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  • Put filled fruit bowls in a cool place;
  • We look forward to their full hardening

But in any case, do not put lemon shape in the fridge, as there fill them wax can harden unevenly.

Ready candles from lemons

Ready candles from lemons

Recipe №6: «Coffee»

In this case, a set of materials and the process is similar to all the same manufacturing classical wax candles. But added More and coffee beans to give the product a special entourage.

And it is possible to perform four methods:

  1. One need only add the coffee beans in melted wax or paraffin, and you already get the original picture on the finished product;
"Coffee with a twinkle"

"Coffee with a twinkle"

  1. Also, you can oblitsevat grain ready-made candle, glue them with glue or pressed to not yet completely congealed material;
Finishing candle coffee beans may require the use of additional material into paste form

Finishing candle coffee beans may require the use of additional material into paste form

  1. However, the most easiest option - it is a frozen sample removed from the mold and place in a large transparent container and fill the space between the walls of the coffee beans;
Glass, coffee wax and flame

Glass, coffee wax and flame

  1. If you want to bet on flavor rather than appearance, then add the melted wax or paraffin ground coffee. And then in the process of burning candles in the room would be nice to disperse the smell of coffee.
In the case of ground coffee emphasis is more on the smell, not the look

In the case of ground coffee emphasis is more on the smell, not the look

Recipe №7: «With photos»

The presence of photos in a candle guarantees her originality

The presence of photos in a candle guarantees her originality

It's not exactly the formulation of manufacturing candles, as the whole process repeats the original creation of the wax copy. But then, when it is already fully hardens, you can begin to spray pictures on his wall. For this need:

Picture Title
att1484955335 The hardened candle wax or paraffin
att1484955336 tracing paper
1 A sheet of paper for the printer
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Wax paper
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att1484955339 a printer
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Procedure looks like that:

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  • We select the appropriate photo;
  • Tracing fix on a paper sheet using adhesive tape
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  • Refill-combined sheets in the printer so that the copied image was printed on tracing paper;
  • To print photos;
  • We separate the tracing paper and cut it out of the main image, leaving a thin white border
att1484955341 Step №3:
  • Wrap printed out a photo a candle;
  • Top cover with its waxed paper;
  • Hairdryer to warm up until the show through the image is crisp
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  • Carefully remove waxed paper;
  • We get the original product

The use of home-made candles

Summing up, I want a little more detail the options for the use of candles, made with his own hands:

  1. Creating a romantic atmosphere. Full electric lighting, of course, handmade candles are not replaced in the home, but on the other hand will be able to bring the romance is excellent;
  2. Decoration surrounding interior. Several decorative candles bizarre shapes may become the main attraction of your home;
As decoration for candles can be used even cinnamon sticks

As decoration for candles can be used even cinnamon sticks

  1. interesting hobby. Making such ancient lighting is very exciting. And if you present a commercial vein, it may become more and profitable;
Candle making at home can be sold

Candle making at home can be sold

  1. aromatization of premises. If we make an aromatic candle, it will fill an enjoyable and in some cases even beneficial scent any room in which you install it;
Products having in its composition of essential oils can help to combat unpleasant odors

Products having in its composition of essential oils can help to combat unpleasant odors

  1. a gift to friends. Homemade candles can also be used as gift souvenirs. So that's enough to break your head over what to give, it's time to get to work!
Beautifully decorated by candles cope with the present function

Beautifully decorated by candles cope with the present function

conclusion

You have read some interesting recipes for the manufacture of candles at home. This is not only interesting souvenirs and original gifts, but also an interesting pastime.

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