- Candles or candle warmers or candle wax
- Containers to place new candles in. I am using yogurt jars. I just removed the labels.
- Candle wicks
- Silicon mold. The one I am using came from Dollar Tree. Craft stores also have some nice holiday ones as well.
- Piping bag and piping tip
- Cookie sheet
- Wax paper
- Oven and oven mitts
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Place candles on cookie sheet and place in over at 300 degrees Fahrenheit
- Watch candles and remove them when they become completely liquid
3. Remove old candle wick with tweezers (you can reuse the wick if it is still in good condition) and make sure candle is completely melted.
4. Set candle aside to cool a little, just enough that you can handle the glass jar, but the candle wax is still completely liquid.
5. While you are waiting for your wax to cool down to handle it, use a hot glue gun to glue your candle wick to the bottom of your container. This will prevent it from floating up when the hot wax is poured into the container. If you are using a traditional candle wick, then you will need something to hold your wick in place as the wax cools and solidifies. To hold a traditional wick in place you can buy a special tool or drill a small hole in a popsicle stick and feed the wick threw the hole.
6. Pour your melted candle wax into your containers and silicone molds. Fill the molds to the top. Fill your container about 75% full so you have room to put your whipped piped candle wax.
7. Melt down the candle wax you would like to use for the whipped topping just like before, in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Once your candle is completely melted remove it from the oven and remove the old wick with tweezers. Then pour the melted candle wax into a container you can use a hand mixer on. You could also whisk it by hand, but it will take a lot of whisking. Let your wax cool for a bit, then turn your hand mixer to a low setting and use it on your candle wax until it starts to thicken up. The warmer the candle wax is, the longer you will need to mix it. I started to mix it and was not make any progress, so I stopped and let it sit and cool longer before starting to mix it again. This is the part that takes the longest.
9. Once your wax is whipped scoop it into a piping bag with the piping tip in place. Use a heat gun or a hair dryer to slightly melt the bottom of your candle. This will help the whipped wax bond better to the candle wax already in your container. Then begin to pipe your candle wax like you would frosting. You will need to work at a quicker pace while doing this step, because it will be difficult to pipe as your candle wax starts to harden and cool. Then set your candles aside to fully cool.
10. Cut some twine or ribbon to wrap around your candle and attach a little tag or decoration to it. I used my Cricut machine to cut this fun shape and write warm wished with some snowflakes.
11. Lastly trim down your wick and enjoy. I cut my wick with some scissors.
My handwriting is not the best so I love that my Cricut machine can do the writing for me. This little tag and twine really took the candle one notch more. You could also make a little sticker/label for the candle depending on the look you want. I really love how they turned out. They are almost too cute to burn. I might remove the extra candy piece before I burn the candle to make sure it does not overflow the container. I will use the extra candy piece as a wax melt. The whipped wax should melt down a lot more than it looks, because there is a lot of air in it.