Using Your Dinner Candle Mould

Using Your Dinner Candle Mould

An inexpensive way to make tapered dinner candles for yourself.  Create a rainbow of coloured candles to suite your mood and your decor.  We tested this mould with paraffin pillar wax.

You will need:
1 x Mould
85g of wax ( paraffin pillar, paraffin pure, paraffin blended or soy pillar wax)
Length of wick
Dye - optional

Heat source for melting wax (hob, hotplate etc)
1 x saucepan 1/2 filled with water or ban marie
Jug for melting and pouring wax - must fit inside saucepan if using double boiler method
Weighing scales

NB:  We tested this mould using paraffin pillar wax and a pour temperature of 70C.  This is lower than I would normally use for a moulded candle, but at this temperature the mould didn't leak, which it will do if you use a higher temperature.  We also warmed the mould before pouring using a craft heat gun.  This eliminated the 'drag lines' we experienced when not pre-warming the mould, and gave us a beautiful glossy finish.

1.  Double boiler method:  Place the pan of water on the heat source to heat.  Weigh out 90g of the wax of your choice, place it in the jug and stand it  in the pan of water.  Bring the water up to the boil and then reduce the heat so the water is just on the simmer.  The wax will start to melt.

2.  Once the wax has melted, add any dye if you are using it.  Remember to start with a verry small amount of dye and test the colour by dripping a few drops onto a cold white saucer.  The wax drops will set quickly and you can guage the final colour of the wax and add more if needed to get the shade you want.  REMEMBER:  You can add more colour easily, but you can't take it out again!

You may need to take the temperature of the wax up higher than your pour temperature to get the dye chips to melt.  Not a problem, just remove the jug from the water and allow it cool back down to the pour temperature.

3.  Whilst the wax is cooling back to the pour temperature, or maintaining the temperature, prepare the mould.
4.  Cut the wick to length, place down the centre of one half of the mould. Assemble the mould as per the instructions and then WARM the mould.  You can use a craft heat-gun, hair-dryer.  The mould needs to be warm to the touch inside and out.
5.  Carefully pour the wax into the mould.  Tapp the side of the mould to bring any air bubbles up to the surface so they don't mar the finish.
6.  Leave the mould on a level surface for the wax to set.  

2nd Pour:  The wax will shrink as it cools, not only from the sides, but also from the top leaving a very large sink hole.  This needs to be topped up to give you a level surface.
1.  Whilst the mould is still slightly warm to the touch (but not hot), re-melt your left over wax.
2.  Once the wax has melted, top-up the candle ensuring that it is filled back up to the original pour line.
3.  Leave the candle to cool completely - preferably overnight - then dis-mantle the mould and remove the candle.  Level off the base of the candle using a tray lined with foil, heated gently on the hob.

Leave the candle for a further 24 hours before lighting.

Candle Safety
. Always keep a burning candle within sight.
. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
. Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
. Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles
. Do not move a burning candle

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