1. Melt your wax mixture as in the previous project.
2. Prepare the mould – feed the wick through the hole at the top
of the mould, then push the skewer through the wick at the other end. As the
bamboo lies across the base of the mould, tighten and secure the wick at the top
with a blob of re-useable adhesive (‘Blue-Tack’ or other). Trim the wick to
3. Sit the mould in the box and level it
4. Fill the ladle/tea pot with wax and pour into the mould
5. As the top forms over, break it with a skewer, and refill as
the level drops.
Paraffin wax contracts a great deal as it cools, so break the
surface and refill regularly through the day as required.
6. Generally the candle will need to be left overnight to cool
sufficiently, then have a final refill; trim off the skewer and flatten the base
on a warm surface.
NB: For palm wax, any wick peeping out from the blue-tack should also be covered.