Monday, March 14, 2011

Make Candles for Earth Hour 26 March 2011

Earth Hour is 8:30 p.m., EST on 26 March 2011

This is a heads up to get your beeswax candles made in time for Earth Hour on 26 March 2011.

At 8:30 p.m. EST everyone around the globe is asked to participate for one hour, turning off all their lights.

This would be a perfect time for a candle lit hour. Consider a late romantic dinner by candlelight or just enjoy the peace in the glow of a candle flame.

Here's a link to a previous blog post on: How to Make Beeswax Candles using a rubber mould.

I have my wax in a crock pot, set on low heat so it can melt slowly. Always remember that wax can ignite if it's on a high temperature.

This time I did it right where the cord is pulled up from the bottom of the mould. The bottom ends up being the top of the candle when it's done.

When the candle is pulled out, the cord is still threaded and ready for the next candle to be poured.

I discovered by accident that the candles will come out without using a spray release.. but only a few times...oops!

This year I'm making candles for my family and for friends as gifts that they can use for Earth Hour.

Here's a link to the World Wildlife Fund's website with more info about Earth Hour.
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