Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ladies Craft Night: Poured Candles

Hey Crafters,

I just had an amazing Ladies Craft Night.

I offered my services to a organization near to my heart for their silent auction. The deal was I would facilitate and gather all supplies for an evening of crafting if the winner hosts and  invites guests. A friend bought the package and we decided to make pour candles. We played some late 90's boy band tunes and danced in the kitchen. We ate some great dips (artichoke onion garlic dip!!). We made some candles. It has been a long time since I've been able to host a Ladies Craft Night and this one was a tremendous success.

I used a mass DIY Survival Candle recipe from Teowawki Blog and figured out how to add fragrance. We made the candles individually in a Pyrex measuring cup so we could change the fragrance by guest preference. It was so easy and a real big blast.

BK's Slightly Adjusted Soy Candle Recipe

  • Soy wax, flakes or chips (est. 3 8oz. candles per 1lb. of wax, so do the math!)
  • Wicks with metal base
  • 8oz. Ball jars
  • Candle fragrance
  • Pyrex measuring cup (at least 8oz.)
  • Spoon
  • Microwave
  • Pot holder
Optional: pot with cold water and butter knives

  1. Pour soy wax up to the 8oz. line of your Pyrex, microwave for 1:30 mins.
  2. Pour a finger's width of wax in the bottom of each jar. Put in a wick and let cool. Use your butter knives to keep the wick up right by laying them across the top of the jar. This will keep your wick in place as you fill. *This is also where you may place the jars in your pan of cold water to speed up the cooling process.
  3. Pour soy wax up to the 8oz. line, microwave for 1:30 mins.
  4. Stir in three drops of fragrance and fill to 6oz. with more wax. Microwave for 1:30 mins.
  5. Stir and pour into jar.
  6. Wait for the candles to cool before cutting the wicks to a half inch.
**To make large batches follow the original Teotwawki Blog link.

Keeping the light on for ya, BK


  1. Oooh, sounds like fun! What fragrances did you decide to use?

    1. The site I bought from didn't have fall fragrances so I went in the other direction and bought four tropical scents. My favorite was a Mango/Grapefruit.