Yes, this really is a candle! Made with EcoSoya Pillar Blend wax, this candle uses a brand new mould and gives excellent results time after time. This particular project is for making a decorated egg – in this case the central stripe is printed, cut and stuck in place (it must be removed before lighting!)
Here’s what you need:
- Egg mould
- 80g Soy Pillar Blend Wax
- Blob of blutac
- Wick holder
You’ll also need at least two saucepans, one bigger than the other, so you can make a water bath.
- Make sure the mould is clean, then thread the wick through – you may need to cut the end diagonally to get it through as it’s a tight fit. Seal with a blob of blutack. Pop the mould into its holder ready for pouring.
- Measure out 80g of wax and pop it into the smaller saucepan. Fill the bigger pan up to around a third with water and rest the smaller saucepan inside so that its base is in the water. Put it on the stove and heat the bigger pan.
- Once the wax has melted, add any dye and stir in. If you’re using scent, now is the time to add it also. Pour carefully through the hole – stop pouring when the liquid wax is just below the level of the tube. You want your egg’s bottom to be flat and this is best achieved if the mould isn’t filled to the top.
- Pull the wick tight and pass it through the hole in the wick stick before securing.
- Leave to set. The wax will probably require a second pour to fill any dip that appears.
- Leave to set fully at room temperature.
- When ready to release the candle, remove the wick stick and base. Run your wick stick around the inside of the seal joining the two halves together. With a little jiggery pokery you can remove the top from the bottom and it should then be simple enough to get the egg out.
- Decorate with paper ribbons (you can download them here if you want to print them yourself)