Friday, June 19, 2009

How to Make Ice Candles

Ice candles are fancy looking and may seem difficult to make, but according the author they are pretty easy to make.

If you would like to try to make ice candles, then I would recommend reading the article by eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor - How to Make Ice Candles.

In order to make these candles, you will need to purchase paraffin wax.  I do not believe soy will work for this particular project.  Paraffin wax is a petroleum by product which contains oil. According to the author, the lower the melting temperature, the higher the oil content. You'll want low-melting-point wax for container candles such as this, because it will shrink less as it cools.

A really good tip that the author provides is if you try using different shaped ice cube you may create a whole different look.

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