Ice Candle Tutorial
This is a fun twist on making a candle. This is a tutorial that is going to show you how to make an Ice Candle.
The Supplies you will need are:
- Double Boilder
- Candle Making Thermometer
- Wooden Spoon
- Candle Dye (optional)
- Pillar Mold
- Soy Wax
- Candle Wick
- Wooden Dowel (not pictured)
First you want to prep your mold. You want to take your wick and thread it through the hole at the bottom of your pillar mold like so:
Next, pull as much of the wick through the top as you can, leaving just enough wqick on the bottom to tie a little knot with. Once you have tied a knot pull on thre wick until the knot is up against the hole in the bottom of the mold. Once that is done you can flatten out your putty like in the picture above and then press it over the knot and the whole, securely, so that no wax will leak out later when you add it.
Now that you have secured the bottom, preventing it from leaking wax, you want to center the top of your wick. You will do this buy wrapping the extra length of the wick around the center of a dowel and then positioning the dowel perfectly center, as illustrated in the picture below:
Now you are ready to start melting down your soy wax. If you have not done this before and need to know how then please visit here, to check out my Tutorial for making Soy Candles.
While you are melting down your wax you can prepare your ice. What I like to do is get a ziplock bag and put a lot of ice in it and then use a hammer to gently break each ice cube in half, you might not need to bother with this is your ice cube tray makes smaller than average ice cubes. Once this is done pop it in the freezer.
Once your wax is melted and ready to pour, grab your bag of ice cubes from the freezer and pour them into your mold.
Next you want to pour your wax into the mold.
Wait until it sets filly and then remove the putty from the bottom of the mold and cut the knot away so that you can then slip your Ice Candle from its mold. I have pictured of 2 variations here. The blue candle shows what has been disc rived in this Tutorial and the white Ice Candle will have its variation directions written under it.
I didn’t like how the base of my blue candle became too unsteady (this happened because the largest of my ice cubes ended up at the very bottom of my mold creating larger holes making the whole thing a bit unsteady). I thought that I would remedy this by pouring some wax in to create a base for the candle before adding in any ice, and then once that had set I went ahead and added in the ice on top of the dried base and then left about the same amount of space on top without any ice, to make it match the base.
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