For this valentine candle I picked a pretty glass to pour the gel into. A wine or champagne glass would also work well.

You can figure out how much gel you need by simply comparing how much water it takes to fill the glass.

Then I inserted and centered the pre-tabbed zinc wick. You could use a little glue or wax to stick the wick to the bottom. Melting the gel took awhile, but it sure sets fast! I tried to keep it at 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 C) because you’re not supposed to heat gel past 250 (121 C).

Before pouring the gel into the glass, I added the dye and shook some sparkles into it. If you wanted, you could also embed some ceramic or acrylic hearts into your valentine gel candle.

By SandraW


2 Comments so far

  1. Yvonne on February 16, 2011 1:41 am

    WOW!! What a beautiful candle!!

  2. SandraW on March 21, 2011 9:13 pm

    Thanks Yvonne. It was fun too!

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