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Fancy Layered Round Pillar Candle

Posted: October 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: candlemaking tutorials, paraffin | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

This is an easy candle project that yields lovely results. With simple techniques, learn to create a fancy effect on the classic layered candle.



  1. Setup your acrylic mold with wick for standard candlemaking and set aside
  2. Divide your wax into 4 portions, precise measurements not necessary, as variations will create a more interesting affect
  3. Melt the first wax portion completely in your double boiler. Add color and scent as desired, this will be the top layer of the candle.
  4. Pour into prepared mold. (note: wax poured cooler will result in the bubbly texture, as seen in the green layers. pouring wax hotter will create the smooth and shiny look, as seen in the purple layers)
  5. Repeat step 3 with the second portion of wax. Leave in double boiler until you are ready for the next step.
  6. When the first layer has gained a cloudy appearance and has form into a soft solid consistency (about 10-15 minutes) pour the second portion into the mold.
  7. Using your chopstick, poke stright down into the first layer, against the mold and stopping about 0.5″ from the bottom edge.
  8. Continue this pattern around the whole circumference of the mold, each poke about 0.75″ apart. Varying lengths and distances will create a more organic look.
  9. Repeat for wax portions 3 and 4. On your last pour, save about half ounce of wax.
  10. Let stand for 4 hours or until competly cooled.
  11. Melt the remaining wax with the double boiler, and pour into the center cavity, formed previously as the wax cooled.
  12. Remove from mold when the last layer has cooled.

Now you are ready to display, light, and enjoy!

3 Comments on “Fancy Layered Round Pillar Candle”

  1. 1 Cameron said at 2:08 pm on December 30th, 2010:

    I think you should post more often! I like these tuts!!

    You should make a munny website too :)

  2. 2 Stephen said at 9:00 pm on May 23rd, 2011:

    I haven’t seen this kind of technique before. I like it and that candle looks great.

  3. 3 candle101 said at 9:49 pm on May 23rd, 2011:

    Thank you so much Stephen, glad you enjoyed! It’s a great way to use up leftover colored wax, and the results are always a pleasant surprise.

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