Snowball Candle Project

By Bob Sherman

This fun project is simple 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.

Mix one pound of this formula for the whipped wax (the vybar will make the wax white).

1 pound of 140 MP wax
1 level teaspoon of Vybar 103


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.

Item Amount Used
Ball Candle 1 per candle. Alternatively you can make your own with a Ball Candle Mold.
Scent Oil Optional, but not recommended for the whipped wax as it may tint the white wax.
Melting / Pouring Pot 1
Thermometer 1
3 or 4 inch Paint Brush 1 Purchase at a hardware store. Generally cheap ones work best for this technique, and the more worn out they are the better they work.
Baking Pans, Wooden Spoon, Measuring Spoons, whisk or blender. Purchase at a house wares store or a dollar store.

Step By Step Instructions

1. Make or purchase one or more ball candles. 2. A cheap house painting brush is needed.
3. A cheap blender or egg whisk is used to whip the wax. 4. Melt the wax formula, then remove from heat.
5. If the brush is new skip to step 7. If the brush has been used previously, place it in the wax to soften it. 6. This bristle end view of the brush shows the optimum condition for this type of usage. Note the splayed bristles and clumps of softened wax.
7. We can begin once the wax has cooled to the point of coating the pot sides and a surface film is forming. 8. The wax is whipped with the whisk or blender until it becomes frothy.

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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 the late 1990's and updated in January 2006 and 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.

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: