Candle Making Project Instructions

Candle making projects of all types may be found here. If you are looking for some new ideas or just want to jazz up your plain candles the following candle making projects should help. From basic candle decorating techniques to advanced candle making procedures there is a how to project for everyone, and more are added regularly.

Bob Sherman has been publishing free candle making articles to the internet since 1997 and has a huge archive of projects and instructions that is being rewritten and modernized for republishing here. If you have been looking at candle making articles on the web for a few years you may recognize some of these. Most of these candle making projects are heavily illustrated and include a linked materials list for your convenience.

Those who prefer a text listing with descriptions rather than photos please refer to our Alphabetical Candle Project Listing.

For general basic instructions see Candle Making Instructions.

Autumn Candle Projects

Fall subjects including Halloween.

Cut & Curl Projects

A series of articles that teaches the basics of carving these beautiful candles.

Dipped Candles

These projects demonstrate a variety of dipping techniques.

Fire Starters

Instructions for making several types of fire starters, most using recycled materials. Note: These are not candles, and are designed to start campfires, wood stoves, and fireplaces.

Food Candles

A variety of candle making instructions that look like food may be found here.

Hurricane Candles

These projects show several techniques for making hurricane candles.


A variety of candle projects that don't fit in the other categories.

Non Candle Projects

These instructions show alternate uses for wax and other candle making materials.

Rustic Candles

These projects several techniques for rustic looking candles.

Saint Patrick's Day Candles

Candles for Saint Patrick's Day.

Winter Candle Projects

Winter season candles.

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented here. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

This article is provided free of charge for use. Candles may be made and sold using this design royalty free.

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