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Awesome Way How to Make a Candle Mold

How to make a candle mold

Do you know how to make a candle mold?

If you don’t know, and you would like to learn how to make a candle mold, you are in the right place.

In this article, we will cover that topic so that you can use your knowledge from our previous articles.

Now you will be able to create organic candles, lotion candles, and many more.

Amazing Way How to Make a Candle Mold
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So, how to make a candle mold?

It’s easy.

I will tell you a few ways how you can make them.

The easiest way how to make a candle mold is to use an empty bottle, glass jar or Pringles can, cut it and fill it with wax. Also, you can use any other dish inside your home that you don’t need.

Use your imagination to decorate them in the way you like.

You can use anything you can think of to create a nice looking candle mold.

We will try to give you as many ideas as we can in this article because there are a lot of ideas, but none of them are in a single report. And you will see that most of the designs are almost the same on every site.

Let’s get started, and let’s learn something new.

Ideas How to Make a Candle Mold

A day before I started working on this article, I thought what else we could use to make a candle mold.

A few things were in my mind, but then I got an idea:

I will take a look at things in my house that I could use to make molds and to do a few tests.

It turned out to be an excellent idea.

I got some fantastic shapes of candles with those molds I used.

That was my way to do proper research about this topic. So, don’t hesitate to use anything you see interesting in your home or even outside. You can’t be wrong.

Empty bottle

Bottles are fascinating because they come in different shapes and sizes. You can cut the bottle to get a smaller candle, or you can even use a whole bottle for that. Therefore, you can use plastic or glass bottles.

Right now, I got a new idea for the bottle candle mold.

Do you know that Coca-Cola glass bottle?

The idea is to use that bottle made from glass as a candle mold to make a candle in a Coca-Cola bottle shape.

If you don’t like it, I understand, but this could be a fantastic gift for your friends. You can even decorate the candle to look like a Coca-Cola.

What do you say about this idea? Share your comment with us.

Bottle Cap

Bottle Caps for Candle Mold
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Like we have bottles in different shapes and sizes, we also have bottle caps in different shapes and sizes.

If you want a smaller candle, you can use a water bottle cap. You can make a lot of small candles with this cap.

For this experiment, I used a baby feeding bottle cap. It looked interesting for me, and the shape of that cap is attractive.

So, there are no limits. Persil also has an impressive cap. You can try that.

I know I will when I finish this article.

Pringles can


I want them right now, but no pringles for me or you.

We need to make some candle molds, people. Okay, so if you have an empty pringle can, cut it in half.

After that, you will need to put a candle wick with a proper size at the bottom and fill it a wax.

That’s all; it’s not a science.

Share with us your experience.

Cardboard Mold

First thing I get on my mind when I say cardboard mold is mold made by toilet paper tube.

If you would like to make cardboard candle mold with a toilet paper tube, you will need flat cardboard for the bottom so you can glue tube on the flat cardboard.

You will need hot glue, and we recommend using a glue gun. That’s the easiest way to paste it correctly.

After that, you will need to wait for the glue to dry before you move on the next step. Next step will be to fill the tube with the melted wax and insert a wick.

The last step is to wait for a few hours so the wax can dry and be firmer. Then you will tear away cardboard mold.

Now you can play and use your imagination to make interesting cardboard molds. We would like to hear your opinion about this in the comment section and what you made with cardboard.

P.S. Don’t forget to try a cardboard box for eggs. It can make cute shapes.

Glass Jar for Candle Mold
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Glass Jars

Glass jars are something I like the most, and they are my favorite for making candle molds.

My grandmother owns a lot of impressive glass jars. Most of them are old and you will probably won’t find them in shops, but I use them for making candles.

The procedure is the same as for the others.

The fascinating thing is that you can get a lot of impressive shapes and you can re-use molds again and again. I

f you don’t have any in your home, but I bet you do, you can always go on Amazon and type “Glass jars,” you will be shocked.

There are so many jars that I can’t decide which one am I going to buy.

Also, they are not so expensive so that everyone can buy at least one glass jar for the beginning. But the thing is that you are not going to get only one, you will get a few.

Most of the sellers are not selling only one, but they are selling a pack. Once I found 20 for a small price.

Don’t forget to check with your friends and family if they have any jars to give you.

How to get a candle out of a Mold?

Okay, so you want to re-use your mold again, or you want to use your candle, but you need to get it out from a candle mold if you don’t know how I will explain it to you.

The big mistake everyone is making is people are not waiting long enough to cool it down completely. That’s a big no!

You need to wait because if you don’t, your candle and mold will break. To be 100% sure it is cold, wait at least six hours. Turn your mold upside down and tap a few times at the bottom. You should be able to get a candle.

If it doesn’t go out smoothly, try with tapping again, and if this is not helping, you will need to break it.

Will hot wax melt plastic and break a glass jar?

It depends on the temperature of the wax.

You need to be careful whether you are using a plastic or a glass. If it’s too hot, plastic can melt, and glass can crack or shatter.

You need to be patient, so you don’t make mistakes like this.

How to know if the temperature is right

I know one way how to tell if it’s right.

Quickly and carefully put your finger inside of wax, or try to do that. If it’s too hot for you, then it’s too hot for plastic and glass.

But please be careful and don’t hurt your self while trying this.


I hope this article was useful, and you learned how to make a candle mold with me.

Making candle molds isn’t too hard to do it by yourself. Everything you need to do is to be careful, follow instructions from this article, and to be imaginative.

If you have kids, try this with them. They like to make new things, especially with cardboard.

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Stefan K.

My name is Stefan K, and a few months ago, my wife and I started exploring how to make candles because we are huge lovers of candles. Since then, we are making them for us, and every time we are trying to create something new. So we decided to start this site to share our experience and knowledge.


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