Your home is your mirror. Your personality is often shown through the way that your house is decorated, through the colors that you use and the style that you choose. Even so, if you want to redecorate your home for certain occasions, you can not just move the furniture around. You need to find different ways to transform your rooms to add a personal touch. How can you do that? By learning how to make your own candles to decorate your home. Why not just buy candles? Well, the answer is simple. You can learn something new, you can save money and you can customize your home according to your preferences. If you are a beginner, here is an easy candle making guide that you can use in the privacy of your own house and after learning how to make beautiful candles, you can start decorating.
The first rule when deciding to make your own candles is to ensure a safe environment. Because the wax is very flammable you need to restrict the area so that no one (especially your kids) gets hurt.
Secondly, you need to make a mold. This is where you will pour the hot wax. After the wax has dried you will then remove it from the mold.
The third thing you need to use is a double boiler. You can make one by placing a smaller pot into a larger one. Then you need to fill the larger pot with some water and place it on the fire to heat up. You are now ready to start making your own candles.
The basic candle making process implies having some paraffin or some leftover candles. Put them in the smaller pot and steady stir until the wax is completely melted. If you want to make different coloured candles you can mix small pieces of crayons into the melted wax. Also, if you want your candles to have a nice scent, you can add essential oils, candle fragrances or even a few drops of your favorite perfume.
In order to finish making your candle you also need to make a wick. You have to dip the wick into the hot wax and wait till it dries. After that, all you need to do is carefully pour the hot wax into the mold and place the wick in the center. Then you are done. After a day or so, you can take the candle out of the mold and you will be able to use it just the way you like it.
After you have learned how to make your candles there are various ways in which you can use them to decorate your home. You can place them anywhere you like, in any form you want. You can try making groups of candles in different shapes, you can put them around your bathtub or around your bed. They will create a great, warm, stylish and sensual atmosphere. If you are a fan of aromatherapy you can make your own scented candles and use them to relax while taking a hot bath. If you want to throw a pool party at night, you can make floating candles and place them in or around your pool. Your friends will surely enjoy the atmosphere. here are many candle types you can choose from and some of them are: taper candles, votive candles, pillar candles, tea light candles, luminaria candles and many more. You can also add pebbles, crystals, petals, leaves, sand or other decorating accessories to make the setting even more beautiful.
All in all, learning how to make your own candles and using them for decorating, is a hobby you will love. Try it and you will not be disappointed.