Our newest items from Milky Way Molds - Candle Molds! Milky Way's two-part candle molds feature:
- Sturdy 70-mil styrene
- Interlocking channels for perfect alignment every time
- Handy pour spout and can handle pour temperatures of 200 degrees without warping
- Design on two sides
- Free instruction sheet with each mold
- Finished candle size: 6" Tall X 4" Wide X 3" Deep
- Finished Weight: 2.25 lb
The suggested retail price is $17.95 - our price....only $16.50!!
Milky Way candle molds are produced using sturdy 70-mil styrene and can handle pour temperatures of 200 degrees without warping. The finished candles weigh a little over two pounds.
- Candle Mold
- Candle Mold Stand
- Wick - For soy-based candles, try using a 45-ply flat braid; for most paraffin waxes and palms, try a 1/0 square braid.
- 4 Paper Clips
- Masking Tape
- Wooden Skewer
For ease of use, you can purchase our "Candle Making Accessory Kit" above. Everything you need except for the wax and masking tape!!
Preparing the Mold
Lay one end of the wick in the wick slot and tape to the outside of the mold. Pull the other end of the wick through the pour spout. For soy-based candles, try using a 45-ply flat braid; for most paraffin waxes and palms, try a 1/0 square braid. Securely fasten the two halves of the mold together using masking tape; both taping and clamping works even better. Wind the excess wick (spout end) around a wooden skewer or flat wire. Use a plastic pail or a Milky Way candle mold stand to prop up the mold.
- Pouring the Candle
Slowly pour 180 degree melted wax into the mold until the wax comes 1/8” up the pour spout. Gently tap the sides of the molds to dislodge any air bubbles stuck on the relief surface. Take particular care to tap the top edges of the candle cavity; air bubbles like lodging in the corners. Slightly down-tilt the side you’re tapping to aid the release of the bubbles.
As the wax cools, a skin will form on the surface of the wax. Take a chopstick and poke down into the wax along the sides of the wick; this allows the wax to shrink without pulling the wick off center. You may need to repeat this process 2 or 3 times. When the mold is cool to the touch, pour more wax into the well that’s formed in the center of the candle. Allow to cool. A third pouring may be necessary to fill the well.
Removing the Candle from the Mold
After the wax completely cools, remove the tape and gently pull the mold halves away from the candle. Use a paring knife to remove side seams. To level the bottom, gently press into a hot iron skillet or fry pan until the uneven surface melts away.