Become a Candle Maker Today with Three Simple Projects!
Quick Peek Inside Candle Making In a Day:
- Roll candles (20 minutes)
- Pour candles using molds and containers (1 hour)
- How to dip candles for beautiful tapers (2 hours)
Also included are:
- Basic Troubleshooting Tips
- Materials Lists
- Simple Embellishments
- How to Teach Candle Making to Kids and Co-Ops!
See below for more details!
Have you always wanted to create homemade candles for gift-giving and holiday celebrations, and even emergency lighting?
Would you like an entertaining and useful craft for your next birthday party, girls night, or homeschool event?
We know candle making can seem a little complicated at first glance – so many waxes, wick, and worries!
That’s why we created Candle Making in a Day!
Inside it’s 55 pages you’ll find:
- Detailed tutorials for rolled, container, and dipped candles
- Tips and troubleshooting for each kind of candle
- Outlines for teaching children and groups each method
- Simple embellishments, including information on colors and fragrances to add
- Includes our popular DIY candle mold instructions
Frequently Asked Questions About Candle Making in a Day
Still not sure if Candle Making in a Day is a good fit for you? No problem! Maybe this FAQ section will help you decide. Here are the most common questions concerning this book…
I’m already so busy, how long will these projects take?
This book was written with the busy parent, educator, or simple crafter in mind! Candle Making in a Day begins with the quickest project (rolled candles) that take just a few minutes, and finishes up with one that takes a bit more time (the dipped candles). Each project has time estimates and all of them produce usable candles at the end.
Are you making candles:
- As gifts?
- To learn a craft?
- To teach candle making?
- To have emergency candles on hand?
Set your goals and pick the project that’s best for you this week, this month, this year!
I’ve Never Made Candles; Will This Book Be Something I Can Understand?
Yes! Candle Making in a Day was written for beginner candle makers just like you! Even if you’ve made candles before, this book will help you improve your technique. Each project is clearly presented with supply lists and step-by-step instructions.
If you ever have questions, you can contact me directly with the information in the back of the book.
For even more troubleshooting, tips, and advice to refine your candle making, be sure to check out the Candle Making FAQ Guide.
I’m Supposed to Teach Candle Making to My School Group. Will This Help?
We have whole sections for educators, so yes, this book will help you! We’ve include several sections of safety tips, as well as instructional advice based on years of experience teaching candle making to school, Scout, and homeschool kids.
If you’re teaching teenagers or doing an entire unit study on candle making, I suggest you also purchase the Candle Making FAQ Guide. This book has a lot more information on wick sizes, color and fragrance information, as well how to conduct a burn test (the perfect science project!).
- Candle Making in a Day can provide three solid lessons/activities in three different types of candles – rolled, container, and dipped.
- Candle Making FAQ can provide you with several more lessons for older children or to provide more depth to your unit on candle making.
How Much Money Does Candle Making Cost?
That is a smart question, especially these days! One of the reasons I love candle making is that it is both a craft and a preparedness activity. You can color and scent your candles, put them in fancy molds, decorate them, and go completely crafty-cute with them. Once you’re done, you’ve created a beautiful work of art or fancy gift that ALSO provides light and warmth.
Since I don’t have a lot of money for craft projects, I save my pennies to purchase wax and wicking and make candles several times a year. The cost for these items varies by year and region, however here are some budget-friendly attributes of candle making:
- You can purchase all the supplies like wax and wicking in bulk to save money.
- If you keep bees, you can supplement your wax supplies from your hives each year.
- Likewise, you can save money on candle molds by making your own (instructions provided in the book).
- You only need to purchase molds, pots, and other basic equipment one time.
- Storing candles with your emergency lighting supplies cuts down on the number of expensive battery-operated light equipment you need to purchase. With a match and a candle, you have light!
- Homemade candles can be used in place of expensive, store-bought gifts for holidays and birthdays. Gift your homemade candles every year!
What Readers Are Saying!
I found that the instructions were very concise – so much so that I wanted to get all the equipment and make some.”
Candle making doesn’t have to be intimidating with this concise resource to guide you step by step through the process. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve dipped your toes in the candle making river already, you’ll find some fresh insight here. This guide gives instruction on making three styles of candles: rolled, poured, and dipped. It also gives insight into using these projects in groups, with both children and adults. Tessa’s simple, straightforward approach will give you the confidence to shine in this creative craft.”
-Chris Dalziel, of Joybilee Farm and author of The Bees Wax Workshop
Whether you’re looking for a simple craft this holiday weekend or you’re a serious student of candle making on the homestead, this is the book for you!
Don’t wait another day to start crafting simple and beautiful candles with Candle Making in a Day!
Please Note: This is a digital PDF download that can be enjoyed on your computer or e-reader device. (No physical copy will be sent to you.) Also, should you like a black and white version of this book for economical printing, simply reach out to me at Tessa@homestealady.com and I’ll see that you get it right away!