Create colorful chunk candles

If you have a few wax bits around that you don’t know what to do with, try recycling them into a beautiful chunk candle!

If you don’t, you can still make your own chunks. Just pour some colored wax onto cookie sheets about a half inch and cut into pieces once cooled.

First, thread your cotton wick through your mold and seal with putty or a plug. Then fill the mold until it’s almost full with chunks. I like lots of chunks anyway.

Heat some wax to it’s specified melting point and add color and scent if desired. I added vanilla scent for candles because that’s what I have left and a tiny bit of solid yellow dye.

Pour the melted wax slowly into the mold and over the chunks. This particular mold only required about a half a pound of wax since it was so full of chunks. It measures 3 and ¾ inches by 6.

Cool and save some wax for a second pour if you get a sink hole. Wait for it to cool again and release from the mold. The hardest part of making this chunk candle for me was the waiting.

Comments

  1. says

    Cool candle. I love the idea of recycling candle stubs – awesome way to reuse and get the last bit of life from things.

    I wonder how it melts – do the chunks melt at different rates? :-)

  2. says

    Jill, I guess I’ll find out. I’m assuming it will burn smooth because the wax was hot when poured. I hope everything melted together enough.

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