Homemade Candles:

The Basics Of Candle Making

homemade jar candle

Lets take a look at the basics of candle making. One of the first things you need to do is to decide what kind of wax you want to use. There are many different types, so you need to do a little research to figure out which kind you like best. Paraffin wax is some of the most commonly used because Continue Reading

Making Dipped Homemade Candles

There are many great reasons to consider making homemade candles. First, it is a fun and rewarding activity to consider doing with friends or family. Second, homemade candles can be a whimsical or elegant gift that you can make on a tight budget. Most people not only love these dipped candles, Continue Reading

Homemade Scented Candles

Homemade scented candles

Homemade scented candles create a wonderful atmosphere, with their soft glow and gentle perfume, and there is nothing quite as relaxing as curling up on a cold winter evening to read a few pages by candlelight. Stores are full of all sorts of scented candles but it's much more fun to learn candle Continue Reading

Homemade Mosquito Candles

homemasde mosquito candles

The one thing that can ruin a lovely summer evening is the buzz of mosquitoes. Those little pests seem to have a single goal in their lives, to irritate us beyond all reason. However, you can use homemade mosquito candles to rid yourself of these nasty pests, as these candles contain essential oils Continue Reading

Homemade Gel Candle Making Basics

making a gel candle

Here we create a wonderful decorative homemade gel candle that burns beautifully and also makes a great gift. Whether you have participated in candle making before or not, you will enjoy trying your hand at gel candles. The gel candle has become one of the most popular candles available due to the Continue Reading

Homemade Candle Making for Kids


Homemade candle making for kids is a great way to involve children to develop their creativity and introduce them to arts and crafts. It can be a great way to spend some time with the kids as you find common ground in an activity you all enjoy. You can design and create beautiful candles Continue Reading

Making A Stacked Candle Candle

making a homemade candle

by Angela (Hants) A Stacked Candle is a very quick and easy way of making a homemade candle; you don't need to use a mould or any dye yet it looks extremely striking when it’s placed on a dark plate or candle stand. Method I used paraffin wax that comes ready mixed with stearin, which Continue Reading

Homemade Hurricane Candle Shell


by Kelly (Hants) I've recently had a go at making my own hurricane candle shell. Im not exactly what you would call an experienced candle maker, so I'm quite proud of how it has turned out. Anyway here is how a made it.     Firstly, I think I should mention that I used a ready mixed Continue Reading

Homemade Gel Candles

by Angela (Hampshire) Candles make great jpgts, but they can be a little impersonal. When I want to make something special for my family or friends, I like to make my own homemade gel candles. Making gel candles yourself is actually an easy process, and it's a lot of fun, too. I love choosing a Continue Reading