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How to Make Your Own Glass Candles

Updated on October 16, 2017

One Christmas I had beautiful small glass Holiday candles that I used in centerpieces on the dinner table. When they were lit they made the tables look so festive but when the evening was over the candles were spent. What do you do with small glass candles when the candle is gone and they are too small for a tealight or a votive candle?

This year I decided to find some wax and wicks and see if I could make new candles. To my surprise it was fun and easy to do! I am so excited to be able to use them in my centerpieces for our Christmas Eve dinner!

Clean the Glass Containers

  • Heat some water in a pot on the stove
  • Place the candle containers in the water
  • When the wax melts off the sides and loosens from the bottom pour it out on some paper towels in the garbage can
  • Place the containers back in the water to melt any wax that stuck to the sides
  • Wipe the containers out with a paper towel.
  • Ready to fill !!

I would advise doing a little research before you go shopping for supplies. I had no idea there are so many kinds of candles! What's more, there are products that are recommended for each type of candle that will optimize the outcome of your project.

Candle Making Supplies I Used

I went to Michael's and bought a 1 pound block of Premium Parafin Wax and a package of 12 pre-waxed Wicks with a tab base.

The instructions and use for this wax were on the back of the label inside the package so it wasn't until I opened it at home that I noted it was recommended for use in Candle Molds. Having never made a candle before I wasn't certain it would work with my Glass Containers so I'm happy that my little project turned out well!.

The candles I made for the glass containers did not need to be scented or dyed because I bought larger scented candles to add to the centerpieces.

This was very basic candle making that worked well for refilling my decorative glass containers.

Melting The Wax and Placing The Wick

  • I used an 8 inch round cake pan that I placed over a pan of water on the stove for my double boiler.
  • Chop small pieces of wax from the block and place them in the top of your double boiler
  • I dipped the base of the wick in the wax as it was melting and placed it in the bottom of my glass container
  • When the wax was melted I poured it in each container just below the top of the wick
  • The wax instructions said to allow the candle to cool 1 hour, poke holes around the wick to release pressure, then pour wax into the depression created and allow the candle to cool completely.

I was having so much fun with this project that I decided to use the left over wax and wicks to fill some of my other glass containers!

Chop Small Pieces of Wax Off the Block
Chop Small Pieces of Wax Off the Block | Source
Melt Wax in a Double Boiler
Melt Wax in a Double Boiler | Source
Place Wick in the Bottom of The Container While the Wax is Melting
Place Wick in the Bottom of The Container While the Wax is Melting | Source
Fill Containers with Wax and Allow to Cool
Fill Containers with Wax and Allow to Cool | Source
Fill Container with Wax and Allow toCool
Fill Container with Wax and Allow toCool | Source

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