Great candle making instructions, information, and projects! Techniques for candle wax, candle wicks, & candle molds! Learn how to choose the best candle wax, natural wax, & candle gels! Find wholesale candle making supplies!
Return to Let's Make Candles Home Page
Return to Let's Make Candles Home Page Your Source for Candle Making Information, Ideas, and News
Return to Let's Make Candles Home Page
 


 

Taper Candles Using Polyurethane Molds

This month’s project is an easy way for making simple taper candles by using polyurethane molds. These candles are a timeless favorite over the decades and the easy to use polyurethane molds allows the candle maker to make this candle on a small scale with out the need for equipment such as dipping rings that make many tapers at one time.

Ingredients
High melt point wax
(>140 mp) or beeswax
Flat braid wick
Polyurethane taper mold
Mold release
Picture wire
Color and fragrance to suit
Additives to suit
Wick bar
Base former (optional)

Instructions

Step 1
Prepare your wax with color and fragrance as you normally would for any other candle. Remember that it helps to add color and additives at a slightly elevated temperature for uniform dispersion. Let the wax cool in order to add your fragrance right before achieving the pouring temperature.

Step 2
Cut a piece of wire a little larger than twice the length of your mold and bend it completely in half. Insert the folded end of the wire through the hole in the mold, and use it to pull the wick through the taper mold. Leave an extra long length of wick so when you remove one candle it pulls enough wick through the hole so it is ready to be poured again without the use of the wire next time.

Step 3
Wrap the wick around the wick bar so it holds snug and give the inside of the mold a quick light spray of mold release. Pour the wax slowly into the mold. Keep an eye on the mold and top off as necessary.

Step 4
Use the base former to achieve a fluted end that looks very professional and aids you customer in the placement of their candle in a candle holder. Be sure the taper is burnt in a suitable candleholder.

 
   
  More Candle Making Projects

Soy Wax Candles
Taper Candles Using Polyurethane Molds
What to do with extra wax
Layering natural wax
Grubby candles
Wax art crystals
Tealights
Pouring a pillar with pins
Adding finishing touches
Unique candles
Dipping candles
Using aluminum molds
Beeswax candle sheets
Natural lemons
Making F wax candles
Working with natural F wax & 3-wick molds
Holiday ornaments
Snowball candle
Frozen icicles
Easter egg candles
Easter egg chunk candles
Wax art
Making streak candles

   
  Sponsored By:

Candlewic offers a complete line of candle making supplies and soap making supplies.

A complete resource for soap, candle, and fragrance crafting with lots of kits, instructions and equipment.
fjfj


Click here
for great links to other candle making and craft sites.

More questions? Contact us:
info@candlewic.com


All content copyright 1999-2010 The Candlewic Company
All Rights Reserved.

Website designed and maintained by MoJo Active