Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

lavender blocked pillar candle

Making candles is now safe, easy and mess free. The candle maker has special features like a lockable lid to avoid spills, an adjustable thermostat valve to control the melted wax, and a removable wax collector for easy cleaning.
Step 1

Follow the instructions included with your candle maker to add the wick to the mold.

Step 2

Follow the instructions included with your candle maker to learn how to measure and melt wax.
TIP: To make the pillar easier to remove, coat the inside of your mold lightly with Olive Oil.

Step 3

Add dye and/or fragrance to your wax. Mix well with a craft stick.

Step 4

Slide your mold in place at the base of your candle maker.

Step 5

Make sure your wick is in the middle and open the spout on your candle maker to let melted wax fill the mold 2/3 of the way. Let cool.
TIP: Shape a paper clip so it stretches across the diameter of your candle, then fold the ends over the edge of your jar to help hold the wick in place. Also, remember you are making your candle from top to bottom in the mold so your top layer goes into the mold first.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 2-5 for the last 1/3 of your pillar candle.

Step 7

Remove pillar candle from the mold.

Step 8

Trim the wick so it is sticking up from the candle about 1" [2.5 cm].

Step 9

Place your pillar candle inside a cellophane gift bag.

Step 10

Measure enough suede cording to wrap around your pillar candle two times plus enough to tie in the front. Tie, then trim ends.

Step 11

Cut a sprig of lavender and tuck into suede knot at the front of your candle.

Step 12

Cut a small piece of suede and wrap it around the cellophane above the candle. Tie a knot in the front, trim ends, then tuck into wrap.

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  • Sprig of Lavender
  • Paper Towel
  • OPTIONAL: Olive Oil
  • OPTIONAL: Disposable Cup
  • OPTIONAL: Rubbing Alcohol
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