How to Make Sand Art Candles | Sophie’s World

How to Make Sand Art Candles | Sophie’s World


hi I’m Sophie and welcome to my world
today I am going to show you how to make one of these adorable
what I call sand art candles this is made with granulated wax that comes in
all these different amazing colors and it is a cutest little craft it’s so fun
so easy and I’m gonna show you how to make it right now for this project
you’ll need self-standing wicks granulated wax a beeswax sheet
votive or glass cups exacto knife cutting board glue dots or putty
scissors and a spoon so the first thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna put our
wick in and this is where you would use either putty or a glue dot and this is a
self-standing wick what it has is a little base it’s got its own little base
and then the wick comes out of the base so that it stands up on its own these
were all purchased from a company that I’ll give you the link down below called
candle wick and they have everything that you need for making candles okay
I’m going to pull this off of here this is my glue dot and just place that right
down in the center of my votive so that it stands and that’s just
gonna keep it in place there we go while we make our candle now you can use your
candles your granulated candles in a bowl like this with a spoon it’s very
very easy the only thing is that if you are doing with this with like a large
group it could get very messy very quickly and so what I like to do because
I’m a party planner and I’m always you know catering to a ton of people I like
to make it a little neater and so I actually use these saucing containers
these little bottles these saucing bottles are great and what I do is I
just cut the top part usually the top part is about like that tall I cut it
right near the base and that makes a nice big hole and then you can just have
your guests pour it from here and it just keeps it much more contained so now you see you can shake it you can get little layers going
here it’s just like sand art and one of fun things to do is you can
put it in a goodly amount here and we can go sideways with it so we start to
get like a little angle give it a little tap tap tap tap tap that always just
kind of evens things out there and then come back with your other color and
that’ll fill it in on the other side there and you want to fill it up almost
to the top and give it a little tap so that everything kind of settles now
here’s something that I discovered when I was working on these when I got my
first kit it just came with the granules and you were expected to then you know
cut the wick light it and then let it go right and it was awesome and great and
super but the problem is I was doing these at workshops where people were
taking these away with them and you can see what would happen if they
accidentally dropped it everything would come out or it would all get mixed up
like that so to keep that from happening what I discovered is if I took a beeswax
sheet just like the ones that I used for my rolled candles and then I just took
an extra votive and traced around the top here on the outside with an exacto
knife and it’s important to do it on the outside because you want a little bit
extra you don’t want it to be tight in there you actually want it to be a
little bit bigger and then you can just pop this off of here and then just make
a hole right in the middle for the wick so watch your fingers when you do this just make a hole right in the
middle slide the disc of wax right over and then gently push it down in and as
you push it in you can use your fingers it’ll warm up and as it warms up with
your fingers it’ll get nice and malleable and you can get it right in
there nice and tight there we go and then we can cut off the candle wick like
that and see even if I turn it upside down it’s totally fine it’s not going to
go anywhere and that’s also going to protect your beautiful design that
you’ve made because it keeps it from shifting and then when you light it no
problems whatsoever it’ll just burn right through the top and then burns
right through the crystals that’s all it takes to make your very own granulated
sand art candle and as you can see because of that beeswax it’s not going
anywhere for more great ideas check us out at sophie-world.com and I will
tell you they burn beautifully

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