How to make floating candles with their hands
Candles have long been a element of celebration, they have graced every family holiday. Candles also are a great souvenir that you can give to loved ones on their holiday.
Today's market offers a huge variety of candles to suit every taste: with different smells, made in various color schemes, all shapes and sizes, complemented by flowers and stones, standing or floating candles. However, a candle made with your own hands, is of special value. In addition, this process is so fascinating that once created such beauty, you will want to do it again and again.
If you have no ideas what you can create floating candles with their hands, made by other artists works will help you make the right choice. As the manufacture of each new candle you will gain experience and will soon be able to create masterpieces without any help.
Floating candles have become very popular in recent times because they are very original look and create the effect of weightlessness.
What you will need for making candles?
Create floating candles with your own hands is very simple, the main thing — to purchase all the necessary materials and to follow instructions.
- container for melting wax
- molds for candles
- pan for water bath
- two sticks
- decorative elements
- wax crayons
- old candles
- cotton paper thread.
Produce a wick
That candle is constantly burning need inside her to place the wick. For these purposes, it is advisable to use natural cotton if this is not possible, you can use embroidery floss.
For the manufacture of wax candles required to bind thick filaments between them, while not tight tightening.
If the wick is too thick, the candle will melt quickly, otherwise the wick will constantly go out. Through trial and error you will be able to accurately find the thickness of the wick at the candle size.
Before you pour the candle, it will be necessary to impregnate the wick with wax.
If you have no desire to make my own wick, you can get it from old candles, gently broke the candle into pieces.
Choose the form for the candle
In the choice of shapes for the candles it all depends on your imagination. For these purposes you can take any container that will withstand a higher temperature. If there is a desire to create a candle the original form, you can buy special molds for making candles or soap.
For the first time, it is not necessary to split hairs, it is enough to take any Cup, the bottom of which it is necessary to make a small hole and insert a wick. On the reverse side make a knot, so the wax doesn't leak.
Next, you will need every wand you want to tie the other end of the wick and place it exactly in the middle of the Cup.
To floating candles were beautiful shades and require crayons. Enough to shave off and add to the wax. It is important to use dyes that is fat soluble on the basis that they are uniformly mixed with a wax.
In specialized shops you can buy pigments, it will facilitate the staining process.
We need the capacity for wax, for this purpose you can take the tin can. It should be mashed so that one side formed a spout for better pouring of the molten wax.
In a jar put the broken old candles and our dye. Now we need the mixture was heated in a water bath. For this fit any saucepan that will fit the jar with wax.
Put a pot of water on the fire, bring to a boil and put back the container of wax. When the material is melted, you are ready to fill.
Pour the candle into the form layers, giving them slightly dry. After the mold is completely filled, leave the candle to dry at room temperature.
After pour candles untie the wick and gently pull her out of shape. Cut the excess wick, leaving the tip 1 cm.
The candle is ready, to stay afloat, you need to choose a lightweight plastic form and put the candle. Well suited for these purposes a variety of containers from clear plastic. You can also sprinkle flower petals so it looked aesthetically pleasing.
To create a floating candle with your hands on a gel base, you will need:
Such candles do not need plastic form to lower them into the water. Thanks to its composition they are perfectly afloat and do not spoil its appearance from moisture.
The heated tannin and glycerin until completely dissolved first. During heating, slowly add in the gelatin mixture. After the solution becomes transparent, add water. Boil the mixture until then, until the water evaporates.
Next on the bottom of a glass solid of shape, put a small wick to secure it with a stick from above, you can optionally add pieces of fruit, flowers, shells. Pour the mixture into the mould and leave until firm.
These floating candles look incredibly beautiful. You can use them to create amazing compositions. For example, you can take a transparent glass of the correct shape or a small vase for flowers, to decorate the bottom with stones and various decorative elements. Put it in the water the flower and lowered to the surface a few gel candles. These floating candles with his hands for a wedding or any other celebration will be very helpful.
To the combustion of the candle issued a pleasant aroma, before pouring in the wax, you need to add a few drops of scented oil. It can be purchased in any drugstore and specialty stores. You can combine different oils according to your taste, the main thing — do not overdo it, otherwise the candle will emit a sickly smell.
In addition to a pleasant smell of aromatic oils have a calming effect on the nervous system. So you can use them not only for pleasant smell but also for your health.
The manufacture of candles, among other things, a very profitable business by posting on his page in social networks, their floating candles, photos of which clearly will not leave anyone indifferent, you can get a lot of customers.