Ghost Candle




Introduction: Ghost Candle

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I utilized the water candle technique for a Halloween inspired group of candles. The Ghost Candle came out the most impressive. Check out my Vampire's Kiss candle on my blog at

Supplies Needed:
  • White Taper candles
  • Candle Wax
  • Double boiler
  • Candle Warmer
  • Glass jars for the melted wax
  • Sink-full of cold water or bucket
Before you begin, please be aware, use proper head resistance gloves when dealing with the boiler and never leave the melting wax unattended. Also, when finished, these candles are very delicate, be gentle.

Step 1: Melt the Wax

Step 1 – Melt your wax in the double boiler. I didn’t have a double boiler so I had to improvise. I used empty/clean glass jelly jars to melt the wax in.

Step 2: Prepare the Taper Candles

Step 2 – I broke the taper candles into three pieces. They were too tall. It is necessary to completely submerge the candle in water, therefore the taper candle shouldn’t be taller than the level of water in your sink or bucket.

Step 3: Create the Base

Step 3 – Pour hot wax into the cold water creating a base foundation. Don't be afraid of the hot wax, it will cool as soon as it submerges in the cold water. 

Step 4: Attach the Taper Candle to the Base

Step 4 – Attach the taper candle to the base with a small amount of hot wax. Try to keep the taper candle in a vertical alignment. My Ghost Candle tipped a little to the side as you can see in the final photos.

Step 5: Build the Candle

Step 5 – Build the candle by pouring hot wax down sides of the taper candle and submerging. Repeat as desired.

When you are happy with your candle – Place the candle on a paper towel to dry. Water will sometimes be trapped so tilt the candle or turn upside down carefully so the trapped water can drain out. 

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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