Set a piece of wax paper on the work surface or cover it with an old plastic tablecloth that you don't mind wax dripping onto. Press the bottom end of a tapered candle into the mouth of the bottle. Light the candle wick with a lighter or match.
Light the first candle and hold it horizontally so the flame is about one inch over the mouth of the bottle. Tilt the candle so a few drops of wax drip onto the mouth of the bottle. Quickly, while the wax is still warm, turn the candle right side up and place it into the mouth of the bottle.
By learning to make drip candles, you are also learning to make simple tapered candles because a drip candle is actually a tapered candle but with layers of .
To dip the candles you hold the wick, doubled over your hand into the hot wax. And immediately lift it out again, allowing the excess wax to bead off and back into the pot. Re-dip immediately. Do this 4 times, each time holding the wick over the wax, and allowing the excess wax to drip back into the melting pot.
Question: Why did the box of taper candles that I bought say they were. a taper candle is not almost perfectly STRAIGHT in the holder, you can expect it to drip.
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