Make these super cute Santa Claus candles for gifts or for the home!
You Will Need:
–16 oz. Colonial Jar
–Fragrance Oil (optional)
–Red Liquid Dye or Red Dye Chips
-Gold Stud or Buckle
-Hot Glue Gun
–Wick Holder Bar or Wick Centering Tool (optional)
Melt your wax using the double boiler method. While it is melting, wick your container using the appropriate size wick for your wax and container. Secure at the top with a wick holder bar or wick centering tool, if desired.
Once the wax is fully melted, add your fragrance oil, if desired, and mix thoroughly. We used our yummy Cookies for Santa Fragrance Oil!
Add your red dye and mix thoroughly. We recommend about 7-10 drops of Red/Pink Liquid Dye or 2-3 Red or Ruby Red Dye Chips per pound of wax. You may need more for more opaque waxes such as soy. Tip: You can also add some Brown for a more rustic shade of red.
Pour the wax into the container almost to the top, leaving a bit of space for the wick and lid. Allow the candle to cool completely.
Once the candle is completely cool, trim the wick to approximately ¼”.
Wrap the black ribbon around the bottom third of the jar and secure with tape or hot glue.
If your gold buckle or stud cannot be easily attached to the ribbon on its own, carefully apply a drop of hot glue to the back and press it firmly against the ribbon.
Glue the black beads to the jar above the belt to look like buttons. (You can also usually find self-adhesive beads at most craft stores). Allow the glue to cool, and enjoy!