Home-Made Candles

Yep, I'm a guy who makes home-made candles. Pretty ones, too, if I don't say so myself. These are from over a few batches over the years, and of course, being hand-made, each candle turns out a little differently. I kick out about a dozen in a single batch, and that takes about six to eight hours, depending on what I'm doing with that particular set.

Making them is easy, you can get most of the supplies you need at Michael's. One suggestion, though -- don't bother getting the candle molds. Just use soda cans; it's one-use per can only, but we do tend to have them just going in recycling anyway. I've outlined the general process below.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for anything that happens before, during, and after your making candles! You can get hurt, either with burnt wax or by slicing yourself pretty badly on the cans, just to name a couple of possibilities. And if you spill wax, it can be very difficult to get it out, particularly of carpeting, so do this at your own risk!