Sand Candles

Make free form candles using damp sand to make these wonderfully fun shaped candles without a mold.

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Bucket of sand
basic candle making supplies


Take your sand and dampen it till its quiet moist and firm, a good consistency to follow is to make it like a sandcastle mix.

Using your hand shape into the sand a rounded hole, this is where you will pour in the wax.

You can counter sink the wick or add it later using a hot skewer to make a hole.

Let the wax sit overnight and pull it out of the mold be lifting it out of the sand. Remove any loose sand by brushing it off with a paintbrush.

The hotter your wax at pouring the thicker the sand crust will become it really depends on your own design idea.

To learn how to make Candles check out our Basic Candle Making Instructions

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