I was recently asked why we don’t sell moulds other than the votive mould that comes in our Professional and Deluxe kits. The honest answer is that we have not found a suitable metal mould at a reasonable price. The majority of moulds to be found in high street craft stores, and online shops, are plastic. These do not have a long life, and can produce mixed results. The metal moulds that we sell are robust, reusable and produce the same results each time provided the temperature of the wax is right.
So, if you are interested in making candles of different sizes, try experimenting with something completely different. You can basically use anything that will hold boiling water as a mould. On ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’ last Spring, candle making was demonstrated using a paper cup from a well known high street cafe as a mould!
For container candles, the same principles apply. The container has to be able to withstand heat. Our ‘Jam Jar’ candles are a neat way to produce a container candle with a lively scent. Of course, the wick is different for this type of candle, as is the wax, as it is specifically designed to create a container candle.
Candle making is such a wide ranging hobby. We highly recommend starting small and then experimenting further! My next project involves tealights as I have had several queries about those and I will try to get some experimenting done this week once my son is back to school!