Looks like cheese, but luckily doesn’t smell like that. Today I have a DIY on making a cheese candle.
Material for the cheese candle
- Candle wax for candle making
- Flat wick
- Wax dyes for coloring (yellow)
- Rubber balls (optional)
- Duct tape
- Aluminum foil
- Water bath bowl, for example old pickle jar
- Plastic spoon or something similar to stir
Step by Step Instructions
1. First of all you fold the triangle shape with the cardboard.
2. Now you glue the corners and edges together well. Glue several layers on top of each other, because the shape should be really tight afterwards.
3. Then the wax is melted. Pour the wax into the pickle jar and place it in a pot with water. Now heat the water. The wax will then melt after a while.
4. Then add enough wax dye until the wax is nice and yellow.
Tip: Lay out some aluminum foil, fold a small edge all around and place your cardboard form inside. If afterwards some liquid wax flows through the cracks of the mold, then your table top will be spared from a wax tsunami.
5. Cut the wick and wrap one end around the stick. Then place the stick over the mold so that the wick in the middle of the mold touches the ground.
6. Now you pour a 1 centimeter thick first layer of wax into the mold. Wait until the wax has hardened enough to stop flowing away. If your shape has cracks and has emerged, then you wait a little longer. The hardened wax that now “floats” on the outside of the mold will wonderfully compact the cracks.
7. When the first layer is solid, carefully pour a second on top. It can also be a little thicker.
8. If you want small round holes in your cheese, you can cut rubber balls in half and press them into the wax on the outside of the cheese candle. The round side points inwards. After hardening, you can rinse them out again. Be careful, however, that the wax does not completely enclose the rubber ball. You can also use other round objects that you can cut in half.
9. When the wax is solid again in the water bath, you can heat it up again and continue pouring layer by layer.
10. So that the cheese candle runs a little crooked towards the tip, you simply put an object under the tip. The mold is now crooked and you can pour the last ones.
11. At the end, keep some more wax, because after it has completely hardened, a small hollow can still form in the wax. You can then refill it again.
12. A few more rubber balls are then pressed into the last layer.
13. Once the candle has hardened, you can remove the rubber balls, cut the wick and enjoy the cheese candle.