How to make candles in modern geometric shapes
Geometry is the simplicity of style, understandable to everyone, and at the same time carrying a little art. So, today we want to invite you to make candles in the form of interesting geometric figures.
You will need:
- template (can download below);
- paraffin (you can use the rest of the old candles);
- dyes (optional);
- a wick (a dense yarn of the type of lashing);
- aromatic oils or coffee beans (optional);
- a thick paper format A4 (glossy photo paper is better - it will give a smoother surface);
- scissors or clerical knife;
- acrylic paint for outdoor work (paint with water-repellent properties is necessary);
1. Download one, several or all submitted templates, and then use the printer to print them on paper. As it was already written earlier it is better to use glossy photo paper - it will give a smoother surface to your candles. All templates are presented in two versions (large and small).
2. Use a scissors or a clerical knife to cut out the pattern.
3. Fold the pattern according to the fold lines. Use a ruler to iron the corners and give the future candle clear contours.
4. Take glue, spread them the necessary places of the template and glue the geometric shape. For your convenience - the edges for gluing on the templates are numbered.
5. Once the glue has dried, take a waterproof acrylic paint and cover it with a mold. This will prevent excessive wetting of the mold and give the walls strength (they get more even).
6. Melt the paraffin wax using a steam bath. To do this, fold pieces of paraffin into a jar (preferably tin, for example from a beer, before cutting off the lid). Then pour water into the pot and put it on the fire. Put a jar of paraffin in the pot.
7. When the paraffin is melted - add color, aromatic oils or ground coffee, and mix everything thoroughly.
8. Take the wick and place it in the center. You can use a wire to hold it.
8. Аккуратно возьмите банку XCHARX не обожгитесь. Затем залейте жидкий парафин в необходимую форму. Кстати если Вы используете жестяную банку, то можете сделать небольшой носик, чтобы легче было переливать парафин.
9. Allow the paraffin to cool down, and then gently remove the mold. For convenience, use a stationery knife.
10. All! Use your geometric candles for decor as well as for the fragrance of your interior (unless of course you used aromatic oils or ground coffee).