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Candle Making for Beginners - a craft for Pleasure or Profit

Learn how to easily make gorgeous candles to use yourself, give to others or to start a craft business

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Join over 150 students in our top-rated video course - the best on the market. 30 day money-back guarantee.

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"A great beginners guide to the world of making your own candles. Easy to follow videos and resources 5/5" Sarah

"This is an excellent course, I was able to re-visit and pick up where I had left off with ease. The course covers every aspect of candlemaking , concise step by step explanations with good visual guidance 5/5 " Maria


Candle making is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable of all crafts. You get the creative pleasure and sense of achievement from making your candles and then the enjoyment of using them in your own home, giving them as wonderful gifts or even starting your own craft business. Making candles requires no special skills beyond those taught in this course, it's a craft that's open to anyone - if you can measure flour and boil water, you can make candles!

So why not click the Enroll button to get cracking in this amazing craft. Or continue reading for more info on the course.

This course will take you from knowing nothing about candle making to having all the knowledge and skills you need to make a range of gorgeous pillar and container candles. Once you've completed the course, you'll be able to use your new-found expertise to confidently invent your own candle recipes.

The course is made up of two main parts. In the first part, I'll use a series of animated video lectures to walk you through the essential concepts you need to understand in order to make candles safely.

We'll cover:

  • Why candle making is such a fantastic craft to learn
  • How candles work
  • How to use candles safely at home
  • The best way to melt wax safely and quickly
  • What equipment you'll need (you've probably already got it!)
  • How to choose a candle mould
  • What sorts of containers you can use for making candles
  • The different kinds of wax you can use - and when to use them
  • How to use dye to create coloured candles
  • How wicks work and which wick to choose
  • The two main types of candle making scent

In the second part of the course, I'll show you how to make nine different candles. I provide complete ingredient lists (I use only standard ingredients you can obtain from most candle suppliers) and you can watch me make the candles live on camera. Every step has been filmed so you can make your candles with me!

We'll make

  • A basic pillar candle - the foundational recipe for all pillar candles
  • A tea cup container candle - the basic technique used for all container candles
  • A two colour pillar candle
  • A pillar candle made using wax chunks
  • A pillar candle with a base of coffee beans
  • A candle made out of a flower pot
  • A candle made in a tin
  • A glass container candle
  • A glass candle with a transparent base containing coffee beans

I'll also show you a range of decorating techniques for your pillar candles including transfers, stencils and stamps.

To keep costs down, I use a relatively small, plastic, mould so you're not wasting wax as you practice but all these techniques can be easily scaled up to a candle of any size.

And I'm on hand to answer any questions you have on candle making - just add a question once you've enrolled.

I'm Kevin Partner of MakingYourOwnCandles and I've been making candles for many years - why not join me by clicking the Enroll button?


Your Instructor


Kevin Partner
Kevin Partner

Kevin is a candle maker and entrepreneur. Co-founder of MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk, he has helped build it into a six figure business that provides a full-time household income.

Kevin has also been developing educational programmes for over 25 years and is the author of the best selling book "Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide"


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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