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different every time, makes great ornament or gift.
My Mum taught me to do this when I was a kid, then when a friend of mine said she had read about it we had a crazy candle day. excuse the cheesy photo it's the only one i had of it, but i had to put it up when i saw no one else had.

Posted by nomble from Cypress, Texas, United States • Published See nomble's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a candle. Random Wax Sculpture Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    boil a saucepan of water put large bowl over it to make a ban marrie to melt the wax in you'll need about a ladle full for each sculpture.

    Whilst the wax melts fill a large bucket with cold water, I tend to put it on a chair nearby so I can get to it fast. Make sure you don't fill it to the top to avoid spillage whilst plunging.

  • How to make a candle. Random Wax Sculpture Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add crayons or dye to get desired colour.

  • How to make a candle. Random Wax Sculpture Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    smear a tiny amount of washing up liquid onto a bowl or high edge plate, this stops the wax sticking to the plate.
    ladle a small amount of wax into the bowl and stick a candle in it this is to keep the candle upright.

  • How to make a candle. Random Wax Sculpture Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    proceed to adding a ladle full of wax to the bowl or plate proceed to next step asap!

  • How to make a candle. Random Wax Sculpture Candles - Step 5
    Step 5

    take the plunge!
    the faster the better.
    those with low pain thresholds might want to wear rubber gloves.
    i suggest holding the dish with just your thumbs on the rim and try and keep arms and hands out of the way of the wax.
    be sure to keep it under the water for a little while to be sure any thicker areas of wax have set.

  • Step 6

    sometimes it's nice to add a second colour if its a bit of a weedy one or to just melt it down and do it again, but be sure it's completely dry before doing so.

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KitKatCara
KitKatCara · Abita Springs, Louisiana, US
This is an awesome idea! I'm so going to try this when I get the chance!
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nomble
nomble · Cypress, Texas, US · 11 projects
Sheila A says: Try doing it a fish tank ( sons fish i presume) You can swirl the water a bit before you dunk the wax. It comes out very tree like.
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nomble
nomble · Cypress, Texas, US · 11 projects
Yaoichou™- plunge it quick, the faster you plunge the higher the wax will rise and the more interesting the sculpture will be.
Jet H.- it is really rather addictive lol.
DarkAshHurts- be brave honey wax isn't that painful, just keep your hand in the bucket if it catches you or wear gloves.
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
OMG i love the one in the picture!ITs awesome.

I might give this a try ...when i'm braver. lol
Thanks.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
sounds fun to do, like your kitten too.thanks for the how to and sharing!
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Yaoichou™
Yaoichou™ · Portsmouth, England, GB · 6 projects
OMG thats amazing! Happy Cant wait to try this :]. With step 5 do you just hold the plate and litrally push as quick as possible into the water, sounds messy lol Thanks for sharing tho :]
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