Sunday, February 13, 2011

How to Make Candles in Tins

Do you have decorative tins and you do not know what to do with them? Instead of storing odds and ends, why not create a candle? Check out these instructions on How to Make Candles in Tins from Country Living Magazine. These would definately enhance your decor or would make great gifts.

This project originally appeared in the book Country Living Homemade Candles.

For this project you will need the following supplies: Four 6-inch-length wire-core wicks, primed 4 wick holders 4 tin cans (approximately 4 inches deep and 2 inches wide), 2.5 ounces stearin, 1 disk wax dye (if desired ) and 1.5 pounds paraffin wax.

If you want to be eco-friendly then I would purchase soy wax (container blend) would be the best. I have not tried subsituting one wax for another so I do not know if the melted soy wax would make the same as melted paraffin wax. If anyone knows, please let us know.

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