Pillar Candles With Faded Edges


Instructions for creating pillar candles with a faded look.

You will need :


Tip: Try referencing the Hurricane Shell instructions and the Pillar Candle instructions for some background information and help.

1. Wick your mold as usual.

-Do NOT add your dye or fragrance to your wax the first time you melt it.

2. Pour the un-dyed, unscented wax (straight paraffin preferred) into your mold at your normal pouring temperatures.

3. Let it cool until the sidewalls are about 1/4 to 3/8 inches thick. A water bath helps.

4. Pour the inner wax back into your melting pot. Add some dye and fragrance. Get your temperature about 10 degrees F above the melting point of the wax.

5. Pour it back into the shell. Return it to the water bath.

-You can play with wall thickness and pouring temperatures to see what you like.

Tip: Molds with sharp edges work best. Use squares, stars, rectangles, octagons, whatever. Round molds don’t look quite as nice for this.

Variations include using different colors for the shell and for the core.



3 comments on “Pillar Candles With Faded Edges
  1. Alan says:


    I have a pic of 3 candles I did with chunks. How can I send it to you?

    Thanks and regards,

    Alan (Best name ever !!!)

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