Candle making supplies
(wax and wax dye)
Ready made taper candles
Large bucket of cold water
Heat proof or cloth gloves
Follow the Basic candle making instructions.
Add your chosen dyes to the wax.
Allow the wax to cool as much as possible without setting.
Place your gloves on and take your taper candle in your hand and submerge it into the bucket of water. You may need someone to help you at this stage.
Take your melted wax and pour it in and around your candle while keeping the taper candle submerged in water.
As the wax hits the water twirl the tapered candle to collect the layer's of newly poured wax.
It may take some practice but once you have it mastered you can make these beautiful decorated candles.
Try adding different colors of wax for a bright water candle display.
Remember any wax left in the water can NOT be re-melted as it contains water and will cause a spitting effect on the heat and can cause burns.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.