Free Craft Project
Floating Flower Candles
Why make the same old boring "mold" candles when you can create custom floating flower candles. Using only parrafin wax, colored crayons, and your imagination, you can have beautiful candles that you can use yourself or give away as special gifts.
This project was submitted by Raji from Raji's Craft Hobby. Make sure you check out all his other great craft projects.
- paraffin wax
- candle wicks
- wax crayons
- small metal pan (or large metal measuring cup)
- metal spoon
- metal knife
- surface suitable for working with hot wax
Start by cutting the candle wick into one-inch lengths.
Place paraffin wax in a metal pan and put on the stove over medium heat. When the wax is melted, take the pan off the burner and add a wax crayon.
Stir gently until the crayon is completely dissolved.
Carefully pour the wax on the counter (or other suitable work surface) and spread it using the back of the spoon. From this point, you need to work rather quickly so the wax doesn't become hard. You want it "flexible" enough to shape the pieces of the flower but not so hot that it burns you.
NOTE: If the wax becomes too hard to work easily, you can always put it back in the pan so it can be melted again.
Using the knife, cut the wax in half. Each half of the wax will a rose petal.
Peel one of the wax pieces off the counter (work surface) and wrap it around the wick.
Repeat the process and keep wrapping wax "petals". Shape it so that you achieve the flower look you want.
You can repeat the entire process using different color crayons.
Once cooled, your flower candles are ready to float and be lighted!