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You can easily customize candles with dye flakes. A little goes a long way - just add a pinch to melted wax and stir. We chose purple and pink for these Berry Candles. They’re also made with a touch of Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter and Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil, which is a sweet mix of raspberry, peony, and white woods.
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- Skill Level: Beginner
- Time to Complete: 2 hours
- Kit Yields: 4 candles
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Berry Candle Project
These candles are colored with wax dye flakes and topped with a light dusting of glitter.
4 Frosted 6 oz. Jars
20 oz. Golden Wax 464
4 HTP 93 Wicks
1.6 oz. Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil
Blush Pink Candle Dye Flakes
Blackberry Purple Candle Dye Flakes
Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter
Place a half-filled pot of water on the stove, bring it to a low simmer, and nest a pouring pitcher or other heat-safe container inside. Add 10 ounces of Golden Wax 464 and let it melt.
Add 2 generous pinches of Blush Pink Candle Dye Flakes and stir well. Tip: The melted wax will look much more saturated and lighten as it cools. Drip a small amount of wax onto a white surface like parchment paper to test the color.
Weigh out 0.8 ounces of Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil into a glass container. Once the wax reaches 185° F, remove it from the heat and slowly stir in the fragrance for 1-2 minutes to fully incorporate. Set aside until it cools to 150° F.
Place wick stickers or glue dots on the ends of 2 HTP 93 wicks and adhere firmly to the center bottom of 2 glass jars.
Once the wax is at 150° F, pour it slowly into the 2 prepped jars. Secure the wick with a clothespin (or other tool) and let it cool.
Once the candle is about 90% cooled and almost completely opaque, carefully sprinkle glitter on top of each one. Concentrate it around the outside of the candle and avoid the wick. Tip: Do not sprinkle the glitter when the wax is still melted or it clumps together. You can also add the glitter once the candle has cooled completely to be safe.
Repeat steps 1-6 for the remaining 2 candles, but use the Blackberry Purple Wax Dye Flakes instead.
Wait 12-24 hours to allow the candles to fully cool. Trim the wick to 1/4" above the wax. Allow the candles to cure for 3-5 days so the fragrance completely bonds with the wax. Burn your candle until it reaches a full melt pool for best results.
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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