Mini Heart Single Wick Candle (16 Oz + 8 Oz)

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Introduction: Mini Heart Single Wick Candle (16 Oz + 8 Oz)

This is a candle I have been wanting to make for a while. I just started candle making and have came to really enjoy it. This is a really fun candle to make and looks really nice. There is a lot of different kinds of supplies you can use but I will be telling you exactly what brand of supplies I used. Everything is definitely substitutional!

For scent and color I used the same Country Lane Brand. I used a ratio of 3% fragrance oil to wax. If your scent is not as strong do around 8-10% but no more than 10. There is 6 teaspoons in 1 oz. to help measure how much oil, where I did 1 1/2 teaspoons per 8 oz of wax. I also only did half a square of dye per 8 oz. of wax.

Supplies

Heart Base:

  • 8 oz. soy wax
  • Country Lane Color Squares Red (multiple colors is optional, must have one)
  • Country Lane Liquid Vanilla Candle Scent (optional)
  • double boiler
  • stirring stick
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • small heart shaped cookie cutter

Main Base:

  • 1 16 oz. clear candle holder
  • 1 wick (a few inches taller than candle holder)
  • 16 oz. soy wax color dye block (optional)
  • Country Lane Liquid Vanilla Candle Scent (optional)
  • double boiler (one big pot, and one to fit inside)
  • stirring stick
  • double sided mounting stickers or hot glue
  • something to center wick (clothespin, sticks, ext.)

Step 1: Heart Base - Step 1: Preparing Wax

If you think you will make a mess you can line your work space with newspaper. You first need to set up the double boiler by filling the bigger pot halfway with water and putting the smaller one in it. Put it over medium heat. Place the wax and color block or other form of candle dye in the smaller pot. I did half a block but, make sure to follow your dye's instructions for this! If you are doing more than one color of the hearts then divide the wax evenly and put one of the sections in the pot and repeat this step for each color. Stir this mixture occasionally, and make sure it is completely melted.

While it is melting you can prepare the pan. Take the baking sheet and cut out a piece of parchment that fits the size of the pan.

Step 2: Step 2: Making the Hearts

Once the wax is melted, remove the smaller pot and let it cool for 5-7 minutes or until the pot is warm to the touch. This step is very important for you don't want the fragrance to evaporate! Now add in your fragrance or essential oil to your mixture. Since I did 3% fragrance oil to wax, so I put in 1/4 of an ounce or 1 1/2 teaspoons.

Next, pour you mixture onto the pan. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes or so (until it is solid) or as long as your wax says to.

Once the wax is set, take the heart shape cookie cutter and cut hearts out.

Step 3: Step 3: Setting Up the Candle

Set the hearts aside and grab your candle holder, wick, double-sided mounting stickers or hot glue, and centering device. Peel off one of the sides of the sticker and stick it to the bottom of the wick. Unpeel the otherside of the sticker and stick it to the middle of the candle holder. If you are using glue, you can just glue the wick to the center of the candle. Then set up your centering device to where the wick is centered. I used a special device specifically for centering candle wicks. Now line up a few of the hearts along the side of the candle holder.

Step 4: Main Base - Step 1: Preparing Wax

Place the wax and color block or other form of candle dye in the smaller pot, like the first time. Add the 16 oz. of wax and color dye, if using it. My smaller pot was not big enough to fit all 16 oz. so I split it in half. If you want more than one row of hearts, I would do it like this, even if you have enough room. Stir this mixture occasionally, and make sure it is completely melted.

Step 5: Step 2: Making Candle

One layer of hearts: Once it is melted pour it slowly into the container, careful not to knock over the hearts. Let this set for 30 minutes or more (until it is set).

Multiple layers of hearts: If you are doing multiple layers then let this half dry for 30 minutes or more (until it is set). Once the first layer is set lineup more hearts along the side. Repeat the last step to make your second layer of the main base and continue with this step. More the new layer in slowly again trying not to knock over the hearts. Let this sit for another 30 minutes or more and make sure it is completely set.

Both: Once the candle is set take off the centering tool and trim the wick to a 1/4 of an inch.

All done! Your candle is complete! If you want to you can melt down your leftover wax from the hearts for another candle. Hope you enjoy and had fun!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    This looks like an easy way to make a cute candle :)