When I was a kid, I used to make candles out of cotton wool, paper towels, and plastic bags.
I’d make a few of these things, then go to the local craft store and buy the cheapest one.
I would take the sheet of paper, stick it into a container, and put a couple of beads on top.
My dad would say, “Oh, you’re not supposed to put beads on a candle, are you?”
I’d say, no, because I was just trying to make my own thing, and I was pretty sure I could do it, so why bother with the beads?
But then I made this thing, a candle.
I had a bowl of cornbread, and the bowl would turn into a bowl and I’d put a bunch of candles in it.
It was my first time making a candle in a big bowl.
I was very proud of it, and then I thought, “Well, if I’m going to make it a big candle, I might as well make a big jar of candle oil.”
I bought a gallon of cornmeal oil, and filled it with this little bit of corn that would go on top of it.
And it would make this huge bowl, and that was the first big jar I ever made.
When I had the big jar, I would always put some kind of wax in there, so that I could see how much oil was in there.
I did it for about 10 years, and it worked out really well.
I got really good at it, because the wax would dry out the bowl, then I’d dry it again.
So, I did a lot of it until I could get all of it out of the bowl and put it in a jar.
So now, I do candle wax, too, and we use it for our candlemaking.
So I’m not really a huge fan of candle wax because it’s hard to get out of a bowl, but there’s a whole line of waxes out there that are easy to get into a jar and put in a candle holder.
So if you’re a little picky, you can use a jar of wax to make some candles out the side of a cake pan, or you can put a candle on top and let the wax drip off.
I like to stick a couple candle beads in the wax and put the jar in the oven for a couple hours.
And then you just turn it on the stovetop and let it come to a boil.
Then you just let it cool for a few minutes, and voila!
You’ve got a delicious, candle-making candle!
If you’ve ever made a candle out of plastic or cotton wool or some other material, I’d love to hear what you make.
If you want to learn more about making candle wax and candle making, read my candle making guide for more tips on making your own candle.