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Making Candles

$14.95

Create 20 decorative candles to keep or to give by Sarah Ditchfield

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 12 April 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214298
  • Carton Qty: 52
  • Size: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $14.95
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Learn to make candles using natural waxes, dyes and fragrances, in a variety of creative styles.

Candles are a much-loved feature in the home, and make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and family.


Sarah Ditchfield shows you how to make beautiful, unique candles for all occasions, using traditional and modern materials and techniques.

This indispensable book features:

20 gorgeous candle projects, from taper candles to ice pillars
Concise and colourful instructions on candle-making methods
Ideas and inspiration for decorating and packaging your candles

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8
Techniques 14
Projects 20
Beehive candle
Coconut shell
Flower pot with wood wick
Mason glass candle
Octagon pillar candle
Rolled beeswax candle
Valentine heart tealights
Wax bead candle
Clamshell rose petal wax melts
Wedding votive
Butterfly candle stack
Gel candle
Halloween pumpkin
Floating maple leaf candles
Christmas pudding
Dipped taper candles
Ice pillar candle
Layered glass tumbler candle
Wax chip pillar candle
Upcycling and recycling 72
Decorating your candles 74
Packaging your candles 76
Burn-testing 19
Trouble-shooting 78
Index 80

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