Starting Your Candle Making Hobby

Starting Your Candle Making Hobby

In order to do a craft properly, you need to ensure you have all the supplies before you begin. There are few things more frustrating than getting into a hobby, only to realize that you don’t have all the necessary things to accomplish what you are trying to do.

To start your candle making hobby, head to the store or get online to find all the supplies you will need. Though you may have some of these things on hand already, I recommend you purchase and keep a few of these items (scissors, a crafting knife, a glass measuring cup, and a thermometer).

The supplies you need before you can begin will include: • Wax • Wicks • Jars • Color dye • Scents • A thermometer • A double boiler (or a pan you can convert into a double boiler easily) • Glass measuring cup (several sizes would be ideal, but make sure you purchase one that is at least a 2 cup measure) • Knife • Scissors

And that’s just the basics. If you want to add personality and custom flare to the candles you make, you are also going to need: • Labels for the jars • Molds (these can be candle making molds, or you can make your own) • Pens, markers, pencils • Décor

When it comes to candle making, you can give your candles as much personality as you like. There are no rules about what you can and can’t do, as long as you have the supplies to do it. I recommend you designate these supplies to be solely candle making supplies, and that you keep them separate from other, similar supplies you use in your kitchen and crafting. While you are going to keep all these supplies clean, it’s still important that you have them ready and waiting when you are.

Hack 1: Save old jars, strings, crayons, scented perfumes and oils, or indestructible items (items that won’t melt in the wax). Start a box full of these things, and when you are in the mood to make candles, take a look into this box to see what you have on hand. Get creative with what you keep, and don’t be afraid to use them!

Hack 2:

Candle making supplies go on sale at craft stores often. When they do, stock up on the things you will need for making candles in the future. This can be things like jars and labels, but try to focus more on obtaining wax and wicks. You can use a variety of containers to make your candles, but you can’t make candles unless you also have wax and wicks on hand!

Hack 3:

Don’t be afraid to get creative! There are so many things you can do when you make your own candles, and creativity is going to play a huge role in what you make. Don’t confine yourself to what you think you should do, do what you want and see what happens! Regardless of how your candles turn out, you can always recycle what you have made and start over – you’ll see how to do this later.

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