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    Default Candle tutorial #6 Placing your wicks

    I didn't take a pic of this step but it's not complicated at all. While your wax is melting heat your hot glue gun up. Choose your wicks according to the size of your candle jar. The bigger the jar, the bigger the wick (always order an assortment of sizes in wicks....I'm still working this out as far as my fav. size of wick... ). Some jars actually need 2 smaller wicks to burn all of the wax.

    After your glue is hot in your glue gun (be careful that stuff is very, very hot.....if you get it on one hand don't grab it with the other...! Ask me how I know this ), take your wick and put a good dollup of hot glue on the bottom side. Using your tool (or in my case small screwdriver) to push the tab down onto the glass in the center of the jar. Get it as close to the center as you can.

    Take your popcycle stick with a hole drilled in the center, run the end of the wick through the hole. Turn the popcycle stick until the wick is even with and the stick will rest on the top of the jar. Don't turn too hard or fast or you will pull the wick out of the tab in the jar and then you have to pry the tab out and start with another wick. That's a pain. Be gentle with your popcycle stick.... You could in a pinch, use a pencil but the flat sides of the popcycle stick make it much easier to hold the wick in place after you've poured b/c the point is to have your wick in the center or as nearly as possible, in your jar.

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    Put wick through the hole and gently turn.

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    Almost ready for the pour!

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    I have a question. You mentioned some containers may need two wicks. Is that because the container is large or is there another reason?

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    Yeah it's b/c it's a large container. Have you seen the candles with 2 wicks? I honestly sometimes think that they put 2 in to make the candle burn faster/sell more candles. But sometimes in a large container you need 2.

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