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Making a Candle Mold

Sure, there are lots of cool commercial candle molds out there, but how much cooler would it be to get creative and make a mold yourself from a favourite shape or item? It's easier than you think!

Here's what you're going to need:

  1. 100% silicone. This can be found in the caulking aisle of your local hardware store. You will need a caulking gun as well.

  2. Blue Dawn dish soap. It's gotta be Dawn and it's gotta be blue.

  3. A plastic container that will forever be a silicone-mixing container

  4. Water

  5. Rubber gloves

  6. Something to make the mold from (this is where you get to be creative!)

  7. A disposable container slightly larger than the object you are casting

Some extra tips that I didn't mention in the video:

  • The amount of water is not really important. You just want enough to help spread the dish soap.

  • Change out your water completely between mixes and get rid of any old silicone so it doesn't get stuck in your next mold.

  • Really push the silicone into your container firmly to get rid of air bubbles.

Check out my video about wicks for beeswax candles to learn more about choosing the best wick for your candle.

Enjoy! And don't forget to share whatever you create in our Facebook group or on Instagram and tag me so I can share it with the rest of the HIVE!


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