If you are looking for a fun and creative way to add a touch of elegance to your home decor, create a unique gift, or add a new product line, making marble candles might just be the perfect solution! While it might seem intimidating at first, creating your own marble candles is actually quite simple and requires only a few basic tools and materials. In this blog how-to guide, we will walk you through the steps of making your own marble candles, from learning the techinique to adding the finishing touches.
Before you get started, you will need to gather a few essential tools and materials. In addition to your already-made candle in a clear jar, you will need:
a wooden skewer (or metal skewer)
a heat gun
a small lazy susan (or an alternative way to rotate the candle)
liquid candle dye
aluminum foil. You can find most of these items at your local craft store or online. Once you have everything you need, you are ready to get started!
Pouring the Candle
The first step in making your marble candle is to pour the candle wax as you would normally. Once you have poured the wax into your container allow it to cool for about an hour. If it ends up fully solid, don’t worry, you will just use the heat gun on the top & sides a little longer
Adding the Dye
Next, it's time to add the dye to create the marble effect. To do this, place a drop of dye onto a small piece of aluminum foil.
Creating the Marble Effect
Now comes the fun part – creating the marble effect! Using the heat gun, soften the wax on the top and sides of the candle.
Once the wax is soft enough, use the skewer to poke a hole all the way down to the bottom of the candle. This hole will serve as a starting point for the marble effect.
Next, use the tip of the skewer to pick up some dye and slide it down into the hole.
Use the heat gun to soften the wax again, and then use the skewer to swirl the dye around. You can go side to side, make circles, or create any other pattern you like. As you work your way around the candle, the rest of the sides will soften and allow the dye to spread. You can use the skewer to "pull" the darker, more concentrated dye over to the lighter areas to create some interesting effects. A regular 9 oz single wick candle poke 2 or 3 holes depending on how many colors I am using. A large 3 wick poke 4 holes.
Once you have achieved the desired marble effect, go over the sides and top of the candle one more time with the heat gun to make sure there are no air bubbles and to smooth out the surface. Remember, no two candles will be alike, so have fun with it and let your creativity shine!
Making your own marble candles is a fun and easy way to create a unique and personalized home decor item or gift. With just a few basic tools and materials, you can create candles that are as beautiful as they are functional. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced candle maker, the marble effect is sure to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. So go ahead, and give it a try – you might just discover a new hobby that you love!
Contributor: Joanne - Dreamy Bath & Candle Co