For those of you who may not own a Dipping Tank or a vessel large enough to use a Dipping Wheel, there are plenty of ways to use dipping techniques to create fantastic candles. Before dipping anything into melted wax, be sure the item is suitable for such a purpose and will not be harmed or cause bodily harm by being dipped. Always keep all body parts safely away from melted wax and wear approved safety glasses.
The easiest item to make is a mini taper or birthday candle. Use pliers to grasp a piece of flat braided wick such as a 12 Ply or 15 Ply and dip the wick repeatedly in any pillar or freestanding candle wax with a melt point higher than 140 degrees F melt point. Let cool between dips. Keep dipping until desired diameter matches your wick size. Hand dipped birthday candles really show how much you care about a person.
Another dipping technique involves the use of Pigment Dye. Pigment dyes can only be used to color the outside of the candle and will clog the wick if you color the core. Make a small batch of wax using .5 to 2 percent pigment dye. By dipping any freestanding candle into the mixture, you can transform its color almost instantly. Some people dip Pre-Made White Candles to instantly match any color scheme for any occasion. For an added touch of elegance, take a blunt instrument and carve designs into the over-dip so the core color shows through. Don’t limit yourself to pillars and votives. Our Apple Mold dipped halfway in brown makes a candle almost worth biting into, or our Christmas Tree Mold dipped halfway in white looks just like wintertime.