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Carve your own Madame Tussauds inspired waxwork skull candle.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1112 projects »
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  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make your candle, you'll need an egg.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pierce a hole at either side of the egg with an awl.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Holding the egg over a glass, blow through the top of the egg until all the contents has blown out into the glass.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wash off the egg and make a larger hole at the bigger side of the egg, large enough to pour some wax through.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a long length of wick and thread it though the smaller side of the egg and out of the other side.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Knot the wick at the small side of the egg and then tape the the wick at the top to the side of the egg.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 7
    Step 7

    You can use regular wax or just remove the wicks from a couple of tealights.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 8
    Step 8

    Break the wax into a microwave safe pot.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 9
    Step 9

    Melt the wax in a microwave.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 10
    Step 10

    Carefully pour the wax into the egg until it hits the top.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 11
    Step 11

    Leave the wax to set for several hours.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 12
    Step 12

    Carefully remove the egg shell from the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 13
    Step 13

    Using a cutting knife, slice off the side at the smaller end of the candle so that it can sit flat on a surface.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 14
    Step 14

    Use a carving tool to make two holes for eyes on the front of the candle.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 15
    Step 15

    Make a small triangle hole in the middle for a nose.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 16
    Step 16

    Use a cutting knife to cut a slit for a mouth.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 17
    Step 17

    Add a few vertical slits for teeth and two dents at either side of the mouth for the jaw.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 18
    Step 18

    Finally, carve cheekbones at either side of the face and shape the top of the eyes for the brow.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 19
    Step 19

    Clean away any excess wax and perfect your shapes to your liking.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 20
    Step 20

    Paint the inner eyes, nose, teeth and jaw line with some black glitter to highlight the features.

  • How to make a candle. Waxworks Candle - Step 21
    Step 21

    Trim the top of the wick and your waxwork candle is ready to display.

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