The Tale of a Candle, Part 3
Now we come to the conclusion of the Great Candle Tinkering Experiment, wherein I discovered:
- How not to add a taper to a cheap novena candle with a bad wick (The Tale of a Candle, Part 1)
- How to dye a novena candle if the supermarket doesn’t have the color you want (The Tale of a Candle, Part 2)
And now we’re going to learn how to fix those ugly holes that form when a novena candle cools. It’s amazingly simple.
First, when you melt the candle for re-dyeing, chop up a little extra wax and drop it in. Don’t bother to add any extra dye. I have a big block of “container wax” — specifically for jar candles like this. You could break up a tea light and drop it in, if you wish. I forgot to take a picture of this part.
3 thoughts on “The Tale of a Candle, Part 3 (and last)”
Any suggestions to keep the wick straight when making or re-filling a glass encased candle? Mine have ALWAYS gone wonky on me and it is quite frustrating as I am sure you can imagine.. lol Even attempting to wiegh down the wick at the bottom of the glass has proven unreliable. I shy away from making them nowadays and just stick to my hand dipped tapers. Which is a long process. Worth it.. but I would really like to just melt and pour.. lol
Worst comes to worst, you can just do this: http://bit.ly/akeBoS
And then this: http://bit.ly/dkel1n
If you don’t have those fancy metal things across the top (they’re called wick bars, and they’re cheap), you can cut a short, lengthwise strip in a drinking straw and string the end of the wick through it.
D’oh, I meant “slit.” Cut a *slit* in a drinking straw.