"Cracked Glass" Gel Candles
These are a
VERY easy candle to make, and they are economical because you use your
leftover wax to make them with. You simply take your scraps and tear
them into little pieces, or you can custom dye your gel according to
the shades you want to end up with.
wick in the bottom of the clean, dry container. Pack the scraps into
the container, taking care to pack them loosely enough so that you can
fill in the cracks with clear gel (scented or unscented as you
container with clear gel. Use a piece of
coathanger or an unsharpened pencil to poke the bigger air bubbles out
if you like, or you can leave them if you are pleased with the effect.
Use as many or as few colors as you like!
For those who
like to get elaborate, you can reheat your scraps and pour them in a
thin layer on a cookie sheet or thin, disposable metal baking pan you
get in the grocery store. Peel the gel up in thin strips and pack your
container with that. That's what I did with the candle above.