General Candle Making Projects

These project articles show how to make a variety of interesting and unique candles. Most of these free candle making projects are heavily illustrated and include a linked materials list for your convenience.

Those who prefer a text listing with descriptions rather than photos please refer to our Alphabetical Candle Project Listing.

For general basic instructions see Candle Making Instructions.

polka dot candleDrilled Cutout Candle Project

This shows how to make a candle with molded in polka dots.


easter applique candleEaster Applique Candle Project

This article shows how to make a candle with molded applique.


water candleEasy Water Candles

This project shows how to use water to make unique and interesting candles.


flame candleFlame Candle Project

This combines several techniques to make a candle with a unique look.


flower pot candleFlower Pot Candles

This project shows how to safely use terra cotta flower pots as candle containers.


us flag candleFirecracker Candle

This project uses several techniques to make this festive red, white, and blue candle.


layered candleLayered Candles

This article shows how to make layered pours in pillar candles.


Mother's Day Applique Candle

This article shows how to make a candle with molded applique.


mushroom candleMushroom Candle Project

This article shows how to make a candle with sand molding.


rainbow candleRainbow Candle Project

This project shows a chunk candle variant.


recycled chunk candleRecycled Chunk Candles

This article shows how to make chunk candles with recycled wax.


sand candleHow to Make Sand Candles

This shows how to make a candle covered with sand.


sand candleHow to Make Smooth Textured Candles

This article shows how to make a cold poured candle with a smooth surface.


tie dye candleTie Dye Type I Candle

This project uses a heat gun or torch to produce an interesting tie dye effect.


tie dye candleTie Dye Type II Candle Project

This article shows another way to make a tie dye look.


travertine candleTravertine Marble Candle Project

This shows how to make a candle with a stone look.


ugly votiveUgly Votives Project

This article shows how to make these unique candles with recycled wax.


ugly votiveVertically Layered Candles

This article shows how to use this technique.


votive candleHow To Make Votives

This article shows how to make the basic 15 hour votive candle.



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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. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented here. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

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