You might be wondering like ‘Can you use a toothpick as a candle wick?’ and for this question we learn how to make DIY candle wicks. My tutorials are easily done using cotton, oil and few borax. I am not the most gifted chick with her hands at creation on wicks. I have two left hands, I don’t have an overflowing creativity, and above all I have no patience for using wire, tin and metal for candles. Yes, just that. However, I enjoy doing DIY candle wick with toothpick as a substitute.
How to Make toothpick for your Candle Wick:
So be reassured, what I am offering you is really within everyone’s reach and above all, easily achievable. Yes, assume that if I can do it, you can too.
For this first DIY of the year, I suggest you make your own candles. I am a big fan of candles, scented or not, of all shapes and colors.
I like having it on my table, in my room, around my bathtub. I always find an occasion to offer candles too, a birthday, a Mother’s Day. But it’s the perfect gift for yourself.
Can you use a toothpick as a candle wick?
Yes, you can use a toothpick as your candle wick.
- Yesterday I lit a scented tealight candle. The candle wick burned up to 1mm above the wax, extinguished, and could not be burnt any further.
- Throwing is out of the question. So I thought about how the candle could still be burnt. I took a wooden toothpick and placed it in the wax right next to the wick, then snapped off the toothpick so that I only left about 5mm of protrusion.
- Measured the wick size & I then lit the toothpick after which it burned with the wick until all the wax was used up.
How Can you use a toothpick as a candle wick
For this Do It Yourself, I did most of my shopping at Amazon , it’s a bit of a creative hobby. I had fun, and I might as well tell you that it will create a lot at home. So as with any start, purchasing the equipment can be a cost, but some things are endlessly reusable. And so, it’s worth doing things on your own.
What you need for DIY candle wicks
- Candle molds
- Solid dye (if you want to color your candle)
- A match (or toothpick)
- A special bain-marie sachet (generally the wax sachet is suitable, but to be checked)
- Decoration (ribbon, photo, it’s up to you)
Step by step :
- Pass the candle wick into the mold, hold everything together with joy wax. Up and down.
- Melt the wax in a double boiler, add your color.
- Take the wax out of the heat, wait a few minutes. During this time, heat your mold using a hair dryer (to avoid thermal shock of your candle).
- Pour the wax into the mold
- Let cool for a few hours.
- Unmold your candle.
- Decorate it as you see fit.
Little tip: If you want to make a gradient, or change the color, wait ten minutes between each step of candlemaking.
TADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM the light was out!
Author note : This article was curated by theera ulaa who has spent most of his time is travelling around India.
Treat yourself: I love pineapple and cactus mussels . Or reuse old tins of teas or other to serve as a #zerodechets container 😉
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