Everyone loves floating candles!
You can use floating candles in a vase or vessel of some kind which holds water. Then, when you have guests over for a special occasion, you can light the floating the candles to create a really cozy atmosphere within the room.
The use for floating candles is only limited by your imagination.
Wax will naturally float and so you don’t need to worry about your candles sinking. The key though to making floating candles is you simply want them to be shallow. You also want your floating candles to be longer than they are high. What you don’t want to do is create a floating iceberg with a flame on it!
You can use many different items as the mould for your floating candles. This includes cupcake pans. You can also use old poached egg cups.
For convenience, there is nothing better than a cupcake pan.
You can also make floating candles using cookie cutters.
This page describes both simple methods.
Things Needed To Make Floating Candles
- Primed wicks
- Double boiler
- Kitchen scale
- Baking tray or cupcake pan
- Aluminum foil if making candles with the baking tray
Cupcake Pan Floating Candles – Step 1
- Lightly grease your muffing pan with a vegetable oil. This obviously helps the candles come out after the wax has set.
- Get your wick ready.
- You will need to cut your wick to an appropriate height based on the height of the jam jar and how much wax you will be adding to the jam jar. The wick should be approximately 1.5 cm (Ã‚Â½ inch) longer than the your candle will be high.
- Melt your stearin, wax and any dye. If you want, you can also add an essential oil.
- Once the wax has reached pouring temperature, pour into the cupcake pan.
- Once the wax has cooled slightly and there is some consistency to the wax, insert the wick into the wax
- Once the wax has set, remove from the pan and enjoy.