How To Make
Rustic Corrugated Candles

By Bob Sherman

This article was originally published in 1999 and has been rewritten, modernized, and modified for this web site.

When I originally wrote this article this was the only way to make corrugated candles. Since then corrugated molds are now available and far easier than this method, however this technique produces a much more crude, rustic looking candle so I have decided to reprint this article for those looking to make a rustic style candle.

PLEASE NOTE! - Candle making can be dangerous if proper safety procedures are not followed. Please read these Safety Rules before attempting any candle making projects.

Wax Formula
Any pillar candle wax formula should work. My preferred formula is:

The following candle supplies and materials will be needed:

Step 1
Wrap the cardboard around the mold to get the rough size.

Step 2
Cut the cardboard to the rough size measured in step 1.

Step 3
Roll the cardboard up and insert into the mold.

Step 4
Expand the cardboard fully around the inside of the mold. Tape across the overlap to hold the size.

Step 5
Cut through the overlap, and remove the scraps. It should now be a snug fit with no overlap as shown.

Step 6
Trim the height as needed.

Step 7
Spray thoroughly with silicone or cooking spray.

Step 8
Align the edges and tape along the seam. Note this is done only on the outer side of the cardboard.

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing. This article was originally published to the internet in March 1999 and has been modified and republished in November 2007 and June 2011. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

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