Important!!! Before attempting this project be sure you are familiar with the hazards and dangers of working with wax.
Plain 3″ ivory pillar candle
Tin can or old metal coffee pot
Electric fry pan or Presto Pot
Drill press with “Forestner Bit”
Sharpie Fine point marker
Plain paraffin wax
Burnt sienna crayon or wax coloring of choice
Matching color candle for decorative drips
Standard tea light
1. Melt wax in an old coffee can (placed on the frying pan at 350 degrees) to a depth of 3 inches. I use paraffin combined with shavings from a crayon for color. Holding the candle by the wick carefully dip straight down to cover the candle with a new coating of wax.
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Lift, allowing the wax shell to harden for about 5 -10 seconds. Repeat this process 4 times or until the desired color is obtained. Allow candles to set up for several hours. Trim the wick completely off.
2. Place the candle on the drill press platform. While holding the candle securely slowly drill down into the center of the candle 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches.
3. Using the sharpie pen sketch out your wording. Allow the ink to dry for five minutes then go back and fill in skips of ink if there are any.
* I change my pens after 3-4 candles. The tip of the pen will have picked up oil from the wax, causing the skips. The pen still has lots of ink left in it for other uses.
4. Light your accent color candle and drip it over the sides of the tealight holder for decoration avoiding the image area. Place the tealight in the candle and you're done.
Tutorial submitted by Ree of Raggedy Ree, http://www.raggedyree.com