I wanted to start on my shelf-top Halloween display today, even though it's still September :) Part of this display is a collection of strait candles, which I got last year at Ikea. (Cheap candles! Pretty good selection, kinda weird smells). The candles I have are cream-colored, which is a great base to start with, but they needed a little something to make the display perfect.
With a just a few things you have around the house (probably), you too can make your candles appear to have bled in a different, spooky, color.
**NOTE: I have no intention of actually burning these candles, as they are supposed to look cool on the shelf long-term. To get candles that are actively "bleeding" while lit, I suggest this instructable for ideas: http://www.instructables.com/id/Blood-gushing-Candle/
Step 1: Materials Needed
MATERIALS YOU NEED:
Candles: strait or tapered will work best
Crayons or spare candles in the color you want the drips to be. Thrift stores have cheap colored candles for melting!
Plastic (disposable) spoon
Small sauce pan (if you have one that is only for crafts, that's best to use)
TOOLS YOU NEED:
Stove or hotplate than can be carefully adjusted
Fire extinguisher (just in case)
This is probably not a project to do with small kids. Melted wax is hot and can burn skin, and no one likes a burn. Also wax can be flammable, and I know of at least one person who set a table on fire when making candles. Use common sense and have an extinguisher on had.
COST AND TIME:
I had everything on hand, so my cost was nothing. If you had to buy everything I used, the cost would still be less than 10 dollars.
This project took me less than one hour for 6 candles. The longest part is waiting for the wax to melt.