DIY hand carved candle is not only a nice decoration but also a beautiful source of light. It would be a nice handmade gift, too !Carving candles is an old German craft, still practiced by artisans. They are made of paraffin wax and acrylic paint and are manufactured using old technology by hand. It involves over 30 layers of brightly colored wax, then carving designs to expose those luminous colors. The best part of this project is that’s not hard to make by ourselves . You will first need to have a solid core shape made of wax that is both solid enough to hold the design, but flexible enough to be shaped. Once the shape is complete, dip repeatedly into colored wax until the candle has the shading and layering that is needed for the design. Finally, use a sharp instrument to trim off any of the excess wax and to hand carve the design into the candle.
These carved candles are so beautiful and unique that are great for a birthday gift, wedding gift etc…( Photo Source: New York Candle Factory on Etsy)
Watch the video below on how a DIY carved candle is made! Video Source: Moe Sal.