You will need
Flowerpots or other small containers of your choice
Wax. I bought some with added stearin (hardener) from here. Here’s another online option.
Container wicks. I bought mine from the same online shop as above.
Double boiler (bowl placed over a pan of simmering water)
Scoop or small pot to transfer wax to pots (I used an old sippy cup)
Duct tape or sealing tape
Baking tray or plate
Foil or greaseproof paper
If your pots are secondhand like mine, then wash them out. I was impatient to get going so I dried them on a baking tray in the oven at 100 degrees C for ten minutes or so.
Once the pots are dry (and have cooled) seal the drainage holes with a piece of duct tape or sealing tape.
Melt the wax in a bowl over gently simmering water.
Let the wax cool for a few minutes until it has a skin on the surface and is a soupy consistency. Use the knife to pierce a hole in the skin and insert the wick.
As the wax solidifies you can move the wick slightly so that it’s in the middle of the candle.
As the wax is cooling tap the pots to allow any bubbles to rise to the surface. Allow the wax to solidify completely before lighting.
Having a small candle-lighting session each evening before nestling under a quilt is a good thought. I’m glad I made these.
Meanwhile this week’s bloghop is here. There’s so many ace seasonal projects – do go and take a peep.