Part 2 of Set up a double boiler. Fill a large saucepan with 2 inches 5. Place a spouted melting pot inside the saucepan. You can buy spouted melting pots from the candle making section of an arts and crafts shop. If you can't find any, use a heat-safe, glass measuring cup instead. Use a candy or cooking thermometer to gauge the temperature. You can use wax flakes or wax cubes. How much wax you melt will depend on how big your mold is.
Plan on having some extra wax handy for the second pour, however, as the wax will sink into the sand. Don't add any color or fragrance into the wax yet. The high temperature may change the color and ruin the scent. Never leave the melting wax unattended. If your wax has specific melting instructions, follow those instead. Some waxes have a lower melting and ignition point.
Pour the melted wax slowly into the sand form, all the way to the top. Don't be alarmed if the wax starts to sink into the sand. You will add more wax later. Consider pouring the wax over the back of a spoon to prevent too much splattering. Keep your face away from the mold and wax; there may be some splattering. Wait for your first pour of wax to set. As the wax sets, it will sink into the sand.
This is normal, and is what creates that sandy shell. Consider adding some color or fragrance. Because you are using a lower temperature, you don't have to worry about the color or scent changing. Try using some ocean or tropical-themed scents, such as: Ocean breeze Coconut Orchid Pomegranate. Pour the wax slowly into the mold, all the way to the top. Again, keep your face away from the mold and wax, in case of any splattering.
Because your mold is already filled with a wax shell, this second pouring of wax won't sink into the sand as much. Part 3 of Let the candle sit overnight.
If you pull the candle out too soon, the sand may not stick properly. Remove the candle from the sand carefully the next day. Use a spoon to loosen the sand around the candle, then carefully lift the candle out.
Gently brush the excess sand off using a soft-bristled brush. This will prevent the candle from making a mess on your table when you use it. Blue dye will yield a cool green, red dye will yield a warm orange. Choose one that is large enough to accommodate the largest mold you plan to use. Choose square-braided, percent cotton wicking in various thicknesses for different size candles.
Place beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat to melt it. A 1-pound brick of wax will yield one 4-inch-tall, 3-inch-wide pillar candle, or several smaller candles. Heat wax, monitoring temperature with candy thermometer. If you want a light coating of sand on the finished candle, heat wax to degrees; for a thicker sand crust, heat to degrees. Tint the wax. Add about one-eighth of a dye cake or several colors totaling the same amount per pound of beeswax.
Mix carefully with wooden spoon. Making sand candles is a fun and different way to create pillars and votives. Although making sand candles would be a great summer project, you can enjoy making sand candles in any season.
Press your object into a large bucket or other container containing wet but not watery sand, until the top of your object is even with the top of the sand. Gently remove your object to reveal your sand mold, and smooth out any rough areas in the sand. Center your wick assembly in the bottom of your sand mold, and use a wick bar or thin sticks to ensure the top of your wick assembly stays centered.
Melt your wax using a double boiler. Using a candle thermometer to help, add your candle dye and fragrance to the wax at the recommended temperatures. So off I went to buy more.
With a two part epoxy, you need to mixed both parts before applying it. In order to do that, I grabbed a container that I could throw away afterwards and opened up all 9 then mixed them together. I let it sit and just watched. Air bubbles come up to the surface and the glass that surrounds the epoxy gets extremely hot!
Other then that, nothing tragic happens and after 15 mins it starts to harden. The reason I went with Gorilla epoxy and not hot glue is because Cody was wanting the clear color.May 24, · Dampen sand in. deep in a bucket, a sturdy cardboard box or a sandbox. Dig out a star shape in. across and in. deep. Make a small, shallow circle in the center to help the finished candle sit flat on a table.