The first Advent is just around the corner and so the festive mood also kicks in. And it heralds the great feast of reflection – Christmas. Everything is decorated in an atmospheric way and in the mood for Christmas. Many families already have their Advent plates and wreaths ready, on which the first Advent candle will be lit on this Sunday. The candle is perhaps the most beautiful symbol for reflection. This is exactly what we were inspired by today and we were curious about a question. Can you and if so, how can you make Christmas candles yourself? The topic is very extensive and we will look for and find many answers for you in a moment.
Make Christmas candles yourself and enjoy a contemplative Advent season
Although there is a wide variety of candles, people are always looking for something newer and better in the market. The handmade candles are ideal. Unfortunately, these are very rare, mostly at the Christmas market. Every now and then you have the opportunity to draw your own beeswax candle at the Christmas market. And although this is an unforgettable experience for both children and adults, the candlestick is very likely not taking place this year for understandable reasons.
Beeswax for candles is available in specialist shops
Make Christmas candles yourself – maintain a beautiful tradition
The candlelight creates a very special atmosphere and is perceived by many people as pleasant. If you use candles regularly, you will find that some burn for a long time and some don’t. The precious candles cost a little more money, but the higher price is no guarantee of better quality. For this reason you should rather make the Christmas candles yourself and determine the quality of the materials alone.
You can also do creative candle making with the children
You can choose any shape for the homemade candles
How do i make a candle?
To be able to make a candle, you simply need beeswax or paraffin, a wick and a deeper pot. The wax is allowed to melt in a water bath and when it is liquid enough, the thread is dipped into the liquid. Then you hold or hang the wick somewhere (e.g. on the clothesline, for example) and wait until the wax has hardened. When this happens, the wick should go back into the liquid wax and then harden again. The whole thing is repeated until you have reached the desired thickness. This is how people used to draw their candles.
But if you want to make candles at home, there is also a method that is a little easier to do.
The clove-orange aroma of the candles is immediately associated with Christmas
To do this, you again need the desired amount of beeswax, wick and vessels into which you pour the liquid wax. To do this, you should first bring the butt to the right length and position it “straight as a bolt” in the vessel. The wick should be well attached and not lose its position. You carefully pour the liquid wax into the jar, making sure that the wick stays straight. Now the wax should just cool down and harden and the candle is ready.
In some specialty shops you can also find ready-made wicks
Beeswax or paraffin are first allowed to become liquid in a water bath
It is important to position the wick bolt upright in the glass
Which wax is best used for pouring candles??
The best case scenario is to use good beeswax for your candles. But you can also work with candle scraps if you are sure that the scraps come from good candles. Common candles often contain too much color and the result can be disappointing. It is also important to remember that everyone at home will be breathing in the candle’s fumes.
You can create a very individual Advent plate with homemade candles
What do you make the wick of??
A wick is usually made from cotton thread. You can braid or twirl it. It is best to first let it soak in the warm, liquid wax until it is completely absorbed. After the wax has cooled, you will already have your wick.
It is child’s play to make candles from beeswax honeycomb sheets, which is really a great gift idea
White candles can also create a festive mood
Make Christmas candles yourself and enchant with their scent
Before you pour the beeswax into the jar, you can put a small cinnamon stick, star anise, clove or orange peel and pour wax over it. When the candle is lit, the scent of the essential oils unfolds and it becomes so cozy and Christmassy.
Another possibility would be to simply drop 3-4 drops of orange oil, cinnamon or clove oil into the liquid wax to get the same effect.
The cinnamon sticks give the homemade candles a wonderful scent
As an alternative to cinnamon stick, clove or orange peel, you can use essential oils
Color candles with crayons
There are different types of wax crayons. Pick ones that are good for very young children. They contain much less toxins and can be used well as paint. Simply let the desired color melt into the liquid wax and you will get colorful and fragrant Christmas candles.
The candles are also well formed with toilet paper rolls
Pour candles into toilet paper rolls
The toilet paper rolls are a very well-known and versatile craft material. Instead of glasses and vessels, you can put a pair of toilet paper rolls on a tray, put the wick in it and fill it with liquid wax. When the wax has hardened, remove the toilet paper rolls from the finished candles.
The result is wonderful
Caution! Fire hazard!
Always be extremely careful! Orange peel, cinnamon and spruce needles are high in essential oils and the oil burns. For this reason, you should only use small amounts of them for your Christmas candles.
Wax crayons make the candles beautifully colorful for an even more festive mood