There is nothing like coming home after a long day at work or after a long walk in the woods to lighting a loads of candles. Then sitting in the living room with the twinkly ambiance with a mug of tea, the biscuit tin and a cosy movie. Absolute perfection. If you are a regular reader you may have noticed I love candles. Check out my latest post on Christmas candles. If you want a cheaper option then I am here to show you how to make your own candles. These candles smell how they should, like natural beeswax, they are super quick to make and if you can bear to give any away then they would make the most special Christmas present.
WHAT YOU NEED
HOW TO MAKE CANDLES
Decide the size of your candle.
Then lay out the wick from one end to the other in the direction that you are going to be rolling it.
Then include about an extra inch to it. Cut off this amount.
Dip about 2 centimetres of the wick in a burning candles melted wax.
The reason you do this is so the candles burns very easily when you first light it.
Lay the wick down the side you are going to roll.
Carefully start to roll the wax around the wick. I found my looked like it was going to crack but that is ok.
The first two rolls you make may look a bit cracked but your fingers will soften this and it will slowly form together.
It is key to make sure these first few rolls are nice and tight.
Continue to roll the whole candle as tightly as possible.
Use the heal of your hand to help create a tight seal.
For a few of mine I rolled them in glitter that I had sprinkled all over my table.
ALL SIZES WELCOME
I loved making lots of different shapes and sizes. Bend and snap your wax in half to make cute stubby candles. Roll from the longest side across to make tall skinny tapered candles. Why not make three identical ones and tie them up with a red velvet ribbon and Christmas bell for the perfect present.
Have you ever made your own candles? If you do it now make sure you let me know and tag me in any pictures x