How to make your own layered Candles

Layered Candles

They are so much fun to make Layered candles. Layering is a great way to add color to our candle designs, but it takes some time. It takes some time and close consideration of the wax temperature. The payoff, however, is well worth it: you can produce stunning color layers that give your candles a distinct and unique look and personality!

Now could be the time to give it a try, if you have never tried layered candles. It will take some practice, as in all other candle-making methods, but we hope you’ll enjoy the result.

So, here are some simple instructions for creating your layered candles. We’ll need Fragrance Oil and Liquid Dye, but the possibilities are limitless.

Materials and tools needed for making Layered Candles:

  • Small glass jars (sure they would not crack if heated)
  • Flakes or pellets of soy or beeswax Essential oils
  • Candlewick; Pencil or chopstick to hold the wick
  • Color Crayons or liquid dye
  • Small pans
  • Double Boiler
  • Thermometer
  • Metal spatula for stirring

Steps to make your own layered Candles:

We can take all the old crayons and we make candles with layered color crayons! These candles are not only bright and colorful; they can be made easily. We can use different liquid dyes instead of crayons.

The best thing about these layered candles is that not only a different color but also a different fragrance is present in every layer. When the candles flameout, the sweet aroma comes through the air of different fragrances.


Layered Candles


The first step is to ensure that the wick remains in place when you’re making the candle. To do so, sandwich the wick between two skewers using a pencil, straw, or chopsticks and tie elastic on either end.


Making candles would not necessitate the use of expensive tools. Just a double boiler is needed, which you can build yourself!

Layered Candles - Step 2

The second thing after placing the wick is to melt the wax. Since each layer must cool completely before adding the next, work in smaller quantities.

Use a double boiler on your stove over high heat to make the first coat. You’ll need to get the water in the pot underneath your wax bowl to a boil so it can hit the correct temperature. To help it along, stir it now and then.




Place a thermometer inside the wax bowl until it has reached a boil. Switch off the stove and gently clear the bowl until it hits the temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Switch off the stove and gently clear the bowl until it hits the temperature.



Step 4 - Layered Candles


Add few drops of liquid dye or melted color crayon and stir well. After that, stir in few drops of essential oil. Pour the mixture into your packed candle container and set it aside to harden at room temperature. It takes a few hours for the glue to fully harden or solid-state.



Step 5 - Layered Candles


Once the first color coating has hardened, move on to the next layer. After you remove the bowl from the sun, repeat the step above by Pouring coats of colored wax into the mold again and again.

But this time add about few drops of another liquid dye and drops of different essential oil after you remove the bowl from the heat. Fill the jar halfway with wax. Don’t worry; as long as you let the bottom layer harden fully, it won’t melt.



Step 6 - Layered Candles


The firming process will take several hours. Remove the sticks keeping up the wick and trim the wicks to leave 1/2 to 1/4 inch of space at the top for illumination. Your candle is now ready for use!


Simple and quick tips that help in perfectly making your Layered candles:

  • Make sure the wax cools perfectly when you pour the colors – it should be completely solid and not hot until the next layer has been added. Pour the next layer of your candle at or below 140° F to avoid bleeding in colors.
  • Try to pour at a higher temperature if you feel chilling then increase in slight intervals of 5 degrees.
  • Layering due to repeated contraction and glass spread as the wax refreshes are natural to some lack of glass sticking together.


Wrapping up:

  • It’s a fun day craft or ideal if you’re trapped in the house because it takes a little time. The children can also help with this fun craft that helps to keep them worried.
  • Many pours in the same container over a short period are needed to achieve this type of layered candle design. This method necessitates some practice, as well as knowledge of temperatures and how the wax reacts.
  • Always remember to follow all the safety precautions for burning a candle.
  • Making candles has been done for a long time. The craft has emerged from a desire for light to provide home scent and decor. Learning the fundamentals is easy, but mastering takes time, as it does with many other skills.
  • Are you ready to begin? Find supplies here for candle making kit.
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