Candle Molds for Making Candles
I love candles, and I sometimes look for certain colors and shapes when designing. This can lead to endless internet searches with no results. It was so much fun to make my candles. Once you’re comfortable with it, it’s really easy.
It doesn’t take much to start and most of the materials can be found online. Candle moulds would be the best to use .
Step 1 – Lubricate your Candle Mold
Oil your mold’s interior. While you don’t need to be extravagant, try to cover as much of the mold as possible. This will make it easier to remove the candle. I suggest removing any removable bases from molds before applying the oil. This will keep oil from getting on the wick as you pull it through, which can be messy.
Step 2: Set Wick in Mold
To get the wick through the mold base, I find it helpful to cut the end at an angle. The hole should be snugly inserted by the wick. With about 1″ of overhang, pull it through the mold. Leave about 1″ of length at the base. Place the mold base on top of the wire and hold the wire in place.
Step 3 – Melt Wax
Officially, you should heat the wax to 140 degrees. I heat it to melt into liquid. It takes very little time. It is best to dispose of an old pot. However, you can remove the wax from the pot by making some effort.
Step 4 – Add dye to melted wax
I have experimented with both dry dye chips and liquid dye. Although I prefer the dry dye chips, I find that I can control the intensity of the color better. Both work well. To mix my dye, I use an old chopstick. As you may have guessed, the final color of the wax after it has been set will be slightly different from what you started with. This is why it’s a lot of trial and error. You can use any mistakes to dye future candles.
Step 5 – Pour Wax Into Molds
Once you’ve got the color you want, you can simply add the wax.
Step 6 – Take out the candles from the molds
After the wax has set, gently lift the bottom of your mold and pull the candle out. You can also freeze the mold for 10 minutes if you have trouble getting the candle out.
Use mold techniques for candle making
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Aluminum molds can withstand heat and are durable. They also leave no ugly seams in finished candles. The finished candles look professional and have a very smooth finish.
Pillar Pins can be used to increase production and maintain straight wicks. They are essential for efficient pillar making once you have mastered them.
To seal the wick hole with rubber plugs, place molds on two parallel strips made of wood or another material that will allow you to level them.
To achieve different effects, adjust pouring temperatures. You can increase the pouring temperature to make candles de-mold more easily.
You should leave a few extra feet of Wick from the bottom. When you take out the finished candle, a fresh wick will come up through the wick hole. This eliminates the need to push the wick through the small hole.
With a razor blade, you can trim the mold to the desired length.
To smoothen seams, rub a small amount of petrolatum onto the seam. You can also check that the mold is correctly aligned while you rub the petrolatum on your seam.
To help you weave the mold, use picture wire or a D string from a mandolin.
Make sure you use the correct wax designed to make freestanding candles. It can be difficult to get the mold out if you use the wrong temperature or wax.
If the wax is more than 200 degrees, it’s best to not pour it into the mold. Otherwise, damage to the mold could occur.
We have written about the ease of creating custom-sized molds in addition to the types mentioned above. Because these types of molds are not available from larger candle manufacturers, they can help you increase your visibility.
It is important to remember that your line must be constantly updated and reinvented.