Shamrock Candle Project
By Bob Sherman
This fun project is simple to make and produces a beautiful candle. They make great gifts or table centerpieces. Any of the items you may need can be ordered directly from this page for your convenience. The Materials list is at the bottom of the page.
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 -
Note: The same formula must be used for both the chunks and the fill wax for best results.
1 pound of 140 MP wax
1 level teaspoon of Vybar 103
1 ounce of Irish Spring Scent Oil
Mix 1/2 pound of this formula for the green wax, and 1/2 pound for the fill wax (the vybar will make the fill wax white).
Step By Step Instructions
|1. Spray the mold with silicone release. Thread the wick, and seal the wick hole. A magnetic sealer was used here.||2. Attach the wick to the wick bar. An Easy wick bar was used here.|
|3. Add some dye to the wax. Test the color by pouring some into a small mold and placing in a freezer for 5 minutes.||4. Repeat step 3 until the desired shade of green is obtained. This can be added back to the melting pot.|
|5. Pour the green wax into some cake pans to a thickness of 1/4".||6. Once firm, but not fully hardened cut into chunks with a knife or pizza cutter.|
|7. Allow the chunks to cool, then fill the mold with them.||8. Fill the mold with un dyed wax at 195 to 200 degrees F. Pour near the wick, not near the edges.|
|9. Tap the mold sides with a wooden spoon to dislodge bubbles trapped in the chunks.||10. Trim bottom wick just below surface.|
|11. Level the base in a heated pan.||12. Trim top wick to 1/4 inch.|
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.
|140 Melt Point Wax||Approximately 13 ounces per candle|
|Vybar 103||1 level teaspoon per pound of wax|
|Irish Spring Scent Oil||1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) per pound of wax|
|Green Dye Flake||Add to suit|
|#1 Square Braid Wick||3 inches per candle|
|Melting / Pouring Pot||1|
|Baking Pans, Pizza Cutter, Wooden Spoon, Measuring Spoons.||Purchase at a house wares store or a dollar store.|
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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 January 2006 and updated in July 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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