How to make a candle at home: 7 fascinating recipes
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
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
Wax candles have a very simple structure:
structure diagram of a wax candle
They are created by the following materials:
|Wax or paraffin||Creation of the body directly manufactured products. To obtain these materials, you can use ordinary household candles.|
|A thread of cotton or floss||Creating a wick, which actually will radiate heat from the light slowly burning|
|Pan||Organization of the water bath to melt the wax or paraffin|
|Pure metallic container, as is perfectly suitable ladle||The content of the wax or wax during melting them in a water bath|
|Molds made of tin, glass or plastic||Shaping the curable wax or paraffin|
|Stick of wood or ordinary pencil||Fixing the wick|
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:
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
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
They have a very large range of possible colors, that opens up tremendous opportunities for the transformation of the appearance of candles autographic manufacturing:
- 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
- If in the melting mass to throw several different colored pieces, then you will iridescent candle;
- 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
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
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:
- 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
- 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
- Geranium, rose and lavender relieves stress;
Stress, panic? Aromas of rose, geranium and lavender to help relax
Recipe №4: «Transparent Gel"
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
This gives a very important visual effects - transparency, due to which also made adjustments to himself and izgotovitelny process:
- 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
- Selected shape to direct pouring melted gel should be heated to prevent the formation of bubbles in the structure of the manufactured articles;
- 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
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:
But in any case, do not put lemon shape in the fridge, as there fill them wax can harden unevenly.
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:
- 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"
- 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
- 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
- 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
Recipe №7: «With photos»
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:
|The hardened candle wax or paraffin|
|A sheet of paper for the printer|
Procedure looks like that:
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:
- 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;
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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