Making a Chunk Candle
Making chunk candles is an and fun activity for all ages. A
unique technique using wax chunks of different colors gives the
finished candle a beautiful texture and look. Thay make a
refreshing alternative to the usual pillar candles. Follow these
step-by-instructions and make your own pretty chunk candles to
gift or keep.
** It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of
preparing the candle mold by spraying oil and wicking it and also
for setting and removing the finished candles from the mold.
Anyone who has made a pillar candle before will find this project
very easy to follow.
What You Need
Candle dyes in various colors,
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1. First you will need to prepare chunks. You can use leftover
chunks from other candle projects. Or you make new ones by
melting wax, adding color and allowing to set in a shallow pan.
You can use either single-colored or multi-colored chunks.
2. Prepare the mold by spraying oil and wicking it. Then fill
the mold with chunks.
3. Melt (un-dyed) wax and add to the mold. Allow to set
4. When completely set, remove from mold.
Note: You can make different types of candles by altering the
number of colors and chunks used. You can choose all your chunks
to be of the same color or different colors. The color of the
'filler wax' can also be white or any other color that you choose
You can also cut out all your chunks in similar shapes or keep
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