Advent Candles: the Countdown begins!

We’ve been planning to create an advent candle kit for the run-up to Christmas and so we’ve been researching the best possible materials to ensure consistent, quality results as easily as possible.

The first step was to source some high quality taper candle moulds. Taper candles can be created in two ways: the hard way or the easy way. The hard way is by repeatedly dipping a wick into a vat of wax until it builds up that characteristic shape. The easy way is to use a mould. Needless to say, therefore, our kit will contain a mould.

We’ve found a supplier and a case of moulds is now on its way to us. We spent a lot of time working with the sample and making sure that we had worked out the best way to prepare and fill the mould and, equally important, how to get the candle out of the mould easily.

The final step was to add the numbers to the candle which, as you can see in the picture, results in a completely authentic, hand made advent candle that makes a lovely alternative to the chocolate/cardboard advent calendars!

We’re just putting the finishing touches to the kit contents – the kits will allow you to make multiple candles but it’s a bit early yet to release them. Rest assured, if you’re on our mailing list you’ll be the first to know and you’ll also receive a bonus of some sort (a discount, a free gift or extra materials) – details of which we’re working on.

If you’re not already on our list, then use the form opposite to sign up. You get an immediate discount from any order and a coupon for a free container candle kit.

I now promise to shut up about Christmas for at least a few weeks!


2 comments on “Advent Candles: the Countdown begins!
  1. louise says:


    these look fab!! Do you know if your kits will be ready for release by october?

    I think these will sell really well at craft fairs, but i need a couple of weeks to make a few up!


  2. Kev says:

    Hi Louise: you bet! They’ll be up and running some time in September.

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