For a unique craft this Easter weekend, try these beautiful, ornate carved egg design candles made with beeswax. These candles make great basket fillers, gifts or just used as festive decorations around the house.
What You’ll Need
Preparing the Mold
- Thread the wicking through the bottom of the mold and pull through the mold so there are a few inches of wicking at the top of the mold.
- Trim the wick at the bottom of the mold and place duct tape firmly over the wicking.
- Spray Mold Release with 2-3 short bursts into the top of the mold.
- Position the wicking in the center of the top of the mold using a Wick Bar.
- Place a large, strong rubber band around the mold to seal the cracks.
Choosing and Preparing Your Wax
- If you’d like a natural beeswax color candle, just use pure filtered beeswax, about 8 ounces
- For colored candles, use a combination of bleached beeswax and colored beeswax sheets (a total of 8 ounces of wax). Vibrantly colored beeswax sheets work best for this. You can adjust the color by adding more or less of the colored beeswax. Our suggestion is to start with less, and when you’ve melted your wax, flick a few drops onto some waxed paper. You'll be able to see what the wax will look like when it cools, and from there you can add more colored wax to deepen the color.
- Melt the wax in a double boiler. You can easily create a double boiler by placing the wax in a glass Pyrex container, and placing that on a canning ring in a pot of boiling water.
- Once the wax is melted, measure the temperature. You’ll want to pour the wax at a temperature of between 150° and 160° F. (Tip: Wipe thermometer with a paper towel immediately afterwards to prevent wax buildup. Having some Candle Wax Remover on hand isn’t a bad idea.
Pouring and Un-Molding
- Once the wax is ready to pour, go ahead and pour it into your mold
- Let cool for 8 hours at room temperature. Remove rubber band and duct tape and carefully remove the candle from the mold.
- Trim the wick at both ends.
- Enjoy your beautiful Carved Egg candle!