How Do You Make a Candle Out of Driftwood?

How Do You Make a Candle Out of Driftwood?

This article will explain how do you make a candle out of driftwood? What I’ve found is, making a candle from driftwood is really easy. To me, the process of making a candle from driftwood seems easier than creating a candle from another substance (with the exception of paraffin).

Now, I’m no expert in making candles. So when I see someone claim to be able to make a candle out of driftwood, I get a little skeptical. What can I do to prove that they’re telling the truth? First of all, you may ask yourself, how do you make a candle out of driftwood?

Well, that depends on what kind of driftwood you’re making the candle from. If it’s from a wood chip, there are several things you can do. One is to cut the wood with a hobby knife, which I don’t recommend.

A knife is too long and cutting using a whole blade makes the wood all jagged. The best thing to do, though, is to use a chisel to chip the wood.

Chiseling a smooth and nice smooth piece of wood takes time. So take your time and work from the back (away from the flame). A hobby knife won’t chop the wood as evenly as a chisel.

Once you have chiseled the wood down, you can start to apply the wax to the candle. Make sure you use a disposable one, or a sponge-tip applicator. You don’t want to use wax on the underside of your candle. The wax would soak into the wood, and you wouldn’t get any candle.

Now that you have the wax down, you can turn your candle over and place the wick on top. Then, you can add water to the bottom of the mold. That’s the way I make my candles. The added water helps hold the wax in place, preventing your candle from blowing out.

I should mention that you can’t pour the candle directly into the mold. It needs to cool before you can pour. When the candle is cooled enough, it’ll pop out easily. Keep in mind that it may take some time.

Once the candle is done popping out, you can seal it in an airtight container. Some people use rice paper, or parchment paper. I prefer to use aluminum foil, which seals the candle tight, but leaves the center free to expand.

You should still use a wax dripper and place the empty mold in your candle, making sure the wax drips down the sides of the mold. Just fill the mold with enough wax for the candle, and then pour in the candle wax.

How do you make a candle out of driftwood? Easy! Just make sure you use a good quality wax, preferably beeswax.

Before you know it, you’ll have made a candle out of driftwood! Enjoy!