Candles are a much-loved feature in the home, and make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Sarah Ditchfield shows you how to make beautiful, unique candles for all occasions, using traditional and modern materials and techniques. This indispensable book features: * 20 gorgeous candle projects, from taper candles to ice pillars * Concise and colourful instructions on candle-making methods * Ideas and inspiration for decorating and packaging your candles
Sarah Ditchfield's candle-making journey started after her husband bought her a candle-making kit one Christmas. She developed her skills and began to experiment with different types of waxes, containers and moulds. Sarah sold many of her initial creations to independent shops, hotels and restaurants. In 2012, Sarah launched her company, Candle by Events, which runs candle-making workshops for adults as well as birthday parties for children. Her company also runs team building candle-making workshops for multinational corporations, plus family fun days, hen parties and activities for schools and clubs. Sarah loves sharing her passion for candle-making with others, and hopes you enjoy making the projects in this book. Sarah lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire with her husband Philip, her two children Louise and Christopher and Welsh Springer Spaniel, Amber. Sarah loves sharing her passion for candle-making with others, and hopes you enjoy making the projects in her book. Sarah lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire with her husband Philip, her two children Louise and Christopher and Welsh Springer Spaniel, Amber.
Introduction 6 Tools and materials 8 Techniques 14 Projects 20 Beehive candle Coconut shell Flower pot with wood wick Mason glass candle Octagon pillar candle Rolled beeswax candle Valentine heart tealights Wax bead candle Clamshell rose petal wax melts Wedding votive Butterfly candle stack Gel candle Halloween pumpkin Floating maple leaf candles Christmas pudding Dipped taper candles Ice pillar candle Layered glass tumbler candle Wax chip pillar candle Upcycling and recycling 72 Decorating your candles 74 Packaging your candles 76 Burn-testing 19 Trouble-shooting 78 Index 80