Heart Tea Light Candles

Making 6 Heart-Shaped Tea Lights

A wonderful way to create an intimate, romantic atmosphere, with very little effort - but stunning results!

Equipment you will need:

  • Double boiler
  • Stirring Stick
  • Pouring Jug
  • Heat Source
  • Weighing scales
  • Thermometer


  • 240g Container wax
  • 6 X Heart Shaped Tea light holders
  • 2-3g Windsor Red dye chips
  • 6 X pre-tabbed Tea Light wicks


1.  Weigh out the container wax and place in the jug using the double boiler method.  Place the double boiler over a medium heat

2.  Once the wax has completely melted, add the red dye a little at a time.  Check the colour by dropping a few drops onto cool white saucer, if the colour is too pale, add a little more dye and check again.

3.  Using the thermometer, check the temperature of the wax.  You want minimum shrinkage, so allow the wax to cool, and pour into the holders at approx 50C.  The wax will be a beautiful, clear ruby red colour when you first pour - like a full-bodied wine.  Keep an eye on the wax and when the bottom starts to go cloudy, carefully insert a straight wick assembly into the centre of each of the containers.  The wax should be cool enough to allow the pre-waxed wick to remain rigid and upright.

4.  If your wick starts to droop to one side, prop it up centrally using a cocktail stick.

5.  Check the candles after 10 minutes. The wax was poured at a very cool temperature, so there should be minimum shrinkage and you should be able to get away with one pour.  If shrinkage was more than is attractive, re-heat the left-over wax, poke a few holes around the wick area of your candles to ensure good bonding between the two layers of wax, and top-up.

6.  Allow the wax to harden completely, trim the wick if necessary to approx 1cm. Allow the candle to mature for 24 hours and you're good to go!  Light and enjoy....

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