Jack-O-Lantern
Candle Making Project

By Bob Sherman

This fun project is a more advanced technique that produces a very unique candle without using a mold.to make and produces a beautiful candle. They make great gifts. Any of the items you may need can be ordered directly from this page for your convenience.

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.

Important Safety Note - The chance of a balloon breaking and splattering hot wax are moderately high with this technique, so eye protection should be worn. Under no circumstances should this be attempted with a balloon that is not filled with cold water.

WAX FORMULA
Mix several pounds of this formula for the dipping wax.

The fill wax is basically the same formula with a different color and scent added (scent is optional).

Candle Making Supplies And Materials

The following candle making supplies and other materials were used to make this candle. Clicking on the item name will bring you to that item's page with a full description and ordering information.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1
Place the balloon on a faucet. Some faucet shapes are easier to use than others, so try the various faucets in your house.


Step 2
Using cold water, fill to the desired size. Squeeze out any trapped air, then tie a knot.


Step 3
For dipping, the orange wax should be between 150 and 160 degrees F. Put on eye protection then dip the balloon.


Step 4
Dip in the water bath. Wipe off any water drops.


Step 5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the wax has built up to approximately 1/8 inch thick.


Step 6
Place it in water for about 30 seconds.


Step 7
While holding it over the water bath, puncture the balloon.


Step 8
Drain the water from the wax shell and remove the balloon.



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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 Originally published in October 1999 and has been updated and modified in January 2006 and in 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.

This article is provided free of charge for use. Candles may be made and sold using this design royalty free, however no portion of this article may be reproduced for publication elsewhere without express permission from Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc. with the following exceptions: