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How to Make Ice Candles at Home | DIY Candle Making with Ice Cubes

Ice candles are perfect decoration pieces for vintage as well as modern houses! but they are not easily available in the market. Do you know why? Because not many people have heard about it. They’re really quick and easy to make, and so gorgeous. So you can easily make your ice candle DIY within 30 minutes.

how to make ice candles

All you need is to pour the wax on the ice, and then the ice melts away, revealing nooks and crevices within the candle. These Wax-based ice candles usually form a beautiful design during the pouring process, creating a lace-like appearance.

What Are Ice Candles?

Pure-ice candles are hollow slabs of ice into which a flameless candle is placed to create a wonderful and luminous effect. Ice candles are quite cool to look at and dry in a very short period of time.

How To Make Ice Candles At Home - DIY Ice Candle

These ice candle DIYs are a terrific way to reuse old candles or many unusual and luxurious-looking candles you may have at home. To manufacture homemade ice candles at home, we need following candle making supplies and some instructions to follow.

Ice Candle Making Supplies:

  • Soy Wax Flakes - 40 to 60 grams
  • Aluminium Mold - 1
  • Candle Wicks - 1 to 2
  • Wooden Candle Wick Holder - 1
  • Candle Dye - 5 grams
  • Double Boiler
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Scissors

Step By Step Instructions Make Ice-Candle:

Step 1: Prepare and Wick Your Mold

Clean and dry your aluminium mold thoroughly. Then, using waterproof glue, adhere the wick to the bottom of the mold. Finally, wrap the wick's top around a wooden candle wick holder or pensil and place it on top of the mold.

Step 2: Melt Your Candle Wax and Add Candle Color

Now dice your candle soy wax flakes into small pieces and then pour it in a heat-resistant bowl. Put that bowl in a double boiler or a microwave, and then stir it occasionally until it is melted completely. After it has melted, add your candle dye to the mixture and stir thoroughly.

Step 3: Fill Mold With Ice Cubes

Crush the ice until it is about 3/4 inch in size. Fill the mold close to the brim with ice. Allow some space beneath the rim of the mold for the wax to thoroughly cover the ice.

Step 4: Pour Melted Wax into Icy Mold

Pour your wax quickly over the ice and into the mold. Pour evenly rather than in one location to avoid melting a hole through the ice.

Step 5: Let The Wax Set Completely Before Demolding It

Allow the wax and ice to melt completely. Then, invert the mold over a sink or bucket to drain the melted ice water.

Step 6: Remove The Mold Gently

Gently remove the candle from the mold after removing the mold sealant and wick screw. Because the completed candle is fragile, handle it with care.

Step 7: Let The Candle Set Before Burning It

Allow the candle to dry for at least a week before lighting, then trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch. Igniting the candle when the wick is still wet or moist may splutter while burning. Now, as your icy candle burns, enjoy the amazing designs it creates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any worries, check out our answers to some of the most common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Q: What can I use to create color instead of buying expensive candle dyes?

A: You can use color crayons to add a hue to your candle wax. But crayons do not have as dense colors as candle dyes do.

Q: Can I add fragrance oil to my DIY ice candles?

A: Yes, you can add fragrance oil to add a unique scent to your DIY ice candles. You need to add the fragrance oil at the time when your candle wax has melted completely.

Conclusion

Ice candles are lovely and easy-to-create decoration pieces for any house. These are also great gifting options for your friends and family. To produce ice candles, you pour hot wax directly over ice cubes! The process of making ice candles is very simple and fun.

You only need a few ingredients and a lot of creativity to customize your ice-candles as per your imagination. So what are you waiting for? Grab the candle supplies from VedaOils and get started with the adventures of candle-making.

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