During the rainy/snowy parts of the year we love to burn a lot of candles. They’re a good way to add a little warmth to balance grey skies. These candles are surprisingly easy – the molds are made by cutting, folding and gluing paper or card stock. The project includes a free downloadable for all 7 different geometric candles shown.
Lightly score all of the fold lines by using a bold folder, the dull side of a utility blade or some other pointed but not sharp implement. Cut out the mold pieces.
Set the tabbed wick in the bottom and secure it with a drop of melted wax. If you’re using wick strands tie the wick to a pencil and set it across the top of the mold so that the wick will set in the dead center of the candle.
Melt your wax in the cup on the candle warmer or in a double boiler. Mix in color and fragrance at the end of melting. Pour wax into the mold. Keep the wick centered and fill to the line at the bottom of the top strip. Let the wax cool.
When the wax is hardened peel off the mold paper. It will be easier to do this if you place your candles in the refrigerator for a while before peeling.
Finally, trim the sharp wax edge at the top edge with a straight blade and trim the wick down to about 1/4 of an inch.