Another Gel Candle: Martini glass!

I know that I’m supposed to be done with candles. However, I was unhappy with how my sponge-bob square-pants candle turned out and felt the urge to fix it. All I did was pull the gel wax out of the container (it comes out easily, no tools needed), re-melted it in a pot with some red…

The last of the container wax candles

As I may have mentioned before, I’ve been trying to use up this candle wax that had been sitting in my closet for so many years.All of the solid container wax is gone; all that’s left now is a bit of gel wax.  I didn’t do anything special with these candles, just tried out a…

Rainbow Candles

The rainbow candles are finally complete!! To make rainbow candles, we follow the same instructions as any other container candle. The only difference is that we’re making layers. Start with either violet or red on the bottom, allow the layer to harden, then add the next colour and the next. I made two candles at…

Votive Candles

So I made votive candles last month for a change of pace. The wax that I’m using is designed for containers, not free-standing candles but I gave it a shot anyway. They turned out pretty well, if you ignore the fact that the sides melt while it is burning. A regular dollar store votive candle…

Octopus Gel Candle!

Last weekend I went to a birthday BBQ for this girl I used to work with. We share a similar sense of humour, so I made this candle, knowing she would love it when she opened it up. I got all the supplies from Michaels. I used pomegranate scent (not sure if I added enough,…

Making candles!

I don’t have any art class pictures to share this week because I left my sketches in the classroom. We’re working on a pastel still-life that is taking two classes to finish. Once I have completed my masterpiece (ha!!) I’ll have two weeks worth of sketches to share. Until then, I’ve got this candle-making project going on. Once…