with quite a delay – craft night #2!
abby found a great, old candling making book that reeked of cigarettes. there were several options – (1) dipping (2) molds (3) carving …. candle molds won out.
the initial pour into the mold resulted in a jar full of wax. after some deliberation – we decided to (a) allow the wax cool a bit and (b) reinforce the mold with some more tape to secure the seams of the mold …
YAY! it worked!
we had a blast with this project … as crafting goes with our little group. no one had worked with wax before so it was a lot of “oh this didn’t work … how can we make it work?” but with our powers combined we found hot wax to be enthralling. in the future there are several things that i will keep in mind: (1) read up on wax temperatures for different types of candles (2) purchase separate pots and utensils only for wax use! (3) always make candles with people … two people are a must for mold pouring!
i hope we provided some motivation to go find a candle book and get to it!