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    YAY!!!! Good for you. Dying to see more pics.

    BTW, bath bomb favours went down a storm! xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazgillies View Post
    YAY!!!! Good for you. Dying to see more pics.

    BTW, bath bomb favours went down a storm! xx
    Glad to hear it!

    I'll take pics as the day progresses... ideally want to get 20 candles done today but not sure if I'm being overly optimistic!
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    Well I've made 13 candles and now have a headache from the heat in my kitchen and the smell of the scent that I'm using when it's hot so I think I may call it a day... I've attached a couple of pics below, and yes, that is spaghetti holding the wicks up!

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    ~ m xx

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    Who would have thought spaghetti could be so useful!!

    These look fab!!

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    They are amazing! How long is it taking you to do them? xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazgillies View Post
    They are amazing! How long is it taking you to do them? xx
    It took about an hour and a half to make those, did them in batches of 4. I think I could do slightly bigger batches but I'm worried about overfilling the pan that I'm using as wax has a pretty low flashpoint and I'd rather not burn the house down! Pretty pleased with them though... they look so pretty my guests had better appreciate them! though if they leave them behind it means I get to keep some!
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    They are lovely, such a nice personal touch
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    hpe it all goes well , i,ll get round to make candles one day i love them , i just seem to be rushed of my feet just now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigglebert View Post
    Well I've made 13 candles and now have a headache from the heat in my kitchen and the smell of the scent that I'm using when it's hot so I think I may call it a day... I've attached a couple of pics below, and yes, that is spaghetti holding the wicks up!

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    Great idea for holding the wicks x

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    That's another 11 candles made this evening so I'm now at 41 candles in total... got another one batch to do and then I'm all done
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    looking great....gosh don't know if I could bear doing it LOL at least the weather isn't quite as hot at the mo
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigglebert View Post
    That's another 11 candles made this evening so I'm now at 41 candles in total... got another one batch to do and then I'm all done
    Go you!! You are getting there!!

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    xxx Bob&Fiona 5/11/11 xxx

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    I love these, how much wax did it take you? Thinking of doing my own candles in small jam jars but not sure how much wax I would need!

    Don't want to go to too much expense x
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_jo84 View Post
    I love these, how much wax did it take you? Thinking of doing my own candles in small jam jars but not sure how much wax I would need!

    Don't want to go to too much expense x
    I've made 60ish tea cups and have used 5.8kg of wax in total... bought it from 4candles.co.uk
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    Awww thanks, at least that gives me something to work on x
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    Hi gigglebert you inspired me with your favours and I now have 64 tea cups an saucers, so from you posts I see I need approx 6kg of wax. Any thing els you think I need. Also have you thought how you are going to package them for guests to take home.
    Thanx so much xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by queen to bee View Post
    Hi gigglebert you inspired me with your favours and I now have 64 tea cups an saucers, so from you posts I see I need approx 6kg of wax. Any thing els you think I need. Also have you thought how you are going to package them for guests to take home.
    Thanx so much xxx
    Well done on collecting all your cups!

    You will need a MASSIVE pan (I used our soup pan) to heat water in and then a smaller pan to melt the wax in over the hot water. I bought a cheap pan from ASDA for about 2.50 rather than ruining one of our more expensive pans. You should probably also get a wooden spoon (unless you have one that you are happy to part with!)

    You will also need wicks... I bought waxed wicks with sustainers already fitted (http://www.4candles.co.uk/wick/waxed_candle_wick.html) and I bought them too long and trimmed them once the candles had set. Then a dye for your wax and a scent if you want to have one..

    I'm still swithering as to how to package up my cups, either just with luggage tags tied to their handles or in clear bags with ribbon around the neck : http://www.bagnboxman.co.uk/acatalog...hane-bags.html (I've used this site before for bags for a young enterprise group I worked with at school)

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you need any more advice
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    Them bags look just thing, do you remember what size of wicks you bought. There seems to be all different sizes and serial numbers of pe waxed wicks.sorry for all the questions. Xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by queen to bee View Post
    Them bags look just thing, do you remember what size of wicks you bought. There seems to be all different sizes and serial numbers of pe waxed wicks.sorry for all the questions. Xxx
    I bought LX10, 200mm, parafin wax wicks with 15mm sustainers... These were far too long and I could've gotten away with shorter ones but as my cups were all different depths I didn't want to risk it!
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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    Thank you so much for all your help xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by queen to bee View Post
    Thank you so much for all your help xxx
    You are very welcome! Be sure to post some photos once you've made some
    ~ m xx

    6th July 2012

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