My mom was coming down for the weekend, so I gathered all of my supplies for some old fashioned candle making for a nice little project for us to do together.
But we hit a couple of snags along the way...
Probelm #1: I didn't buy near enough wax. Amy used soy wax, which really makes a better candle than paraffin, so that is what I purchased also. But 1 16-oz bag wasn't going to go very far, and I had 12 jars to fill. To go ahead and get our feet wet on the project we decided to go ahead and make a couple of candles from what we had.
Problem #2: My mom and I both wanted red candles. I am fairly certain this is impossible to make using soy wax. Which we did not determine until two days later. Gah!
Amy used crayons to die her candles which we thought was a great idea. I raided an old stash of crayons, BUT 1 and a half red crayons later... we had PINK candles. When the wax was hot we had fabulous red candles, but as they dried, the off white color of the soy took over and lightened the color significantly. You can see this in the picture above. The candles are in hot water and the wax in the water is melted. The wax above the water is dry.