Candle tutorial #8 Pouring the Wax
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    Since I was at home alone, I wasn't able to pour and photograph at the same time (!). So here are the freshly poured candles. I use a ladle, usually pouring the bigger candles first. The newspaper makes clean up so much easier (yet another thing I learned the hard way). I haven't mastered pouring without dripping yet. Go slow, is my best advice. You've worked hard to get to this point, don't hurry and make a huge mess now.

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    You may actually have to adjust your wicks after your pour, to center them again. Just be very, very gentle b/c they easily pull out of the tabs while the wax is hot.

    Let your candles cure overnight before disturbing them. Using one hand to hold the wick in place, gently turn the stick to unroll the wick with the other. Remove the sticks, trim the wicks to about 1/2 - 3/4 inch. Let cure for about 5 or 6 days before you burn them, otherwise they burn too quickly.

    Here are my finished candles and they smell soooo good. I got the shade set at a thrift store for .50. I'm glad I didn't throw away my square jars, even though I have no lids for them. I will cover them in saran wrap until I'm ready to use them.

    This completes our tutorial. I hope you'll learn how to pour your own candles. You can make 5-6 for the price of one store bought (higher end like Root or Yankee) candle.

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