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abrit
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« on: May 06, 2012, 10:10:36 PM »

I want to make a container candle in a lovely glass container I found at Oxfam. I believe I have to warm the glass before pouring hot wax into it? If that's the case, how do I attach the wick (and sustainer) and ensure it doesn't move when I pour the hot wax in? I would have thought that I could have poured a little hot wax onto the sustainer then let it go cold. But then I couldn't heat the container again to pour hot wax in. Help!!!! Smiley  :buttrf:
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strawberryshortcake
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 06:52:43 PM »

I have made them in the past and I secured the wick tap at the bottom with a little glue then heated the container with a heat gun. No idea is it is right but thats what i used to do and it worked
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »

Thank you!    :buttrf:
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 08:26:13 PM »

I use soy wax and I don't preheat the containers. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 09:25:20 PM »

What Retro said  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 09:44:18 PM »

I do heat the glasses, and use soy wax.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 10:55:31 PM »

Glue gun or glue dots Smiley

Just to add, use a biro outer, slip the wick through and press it down.

Still in the candle testing phase myself :mwaha: Smiley
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abrit
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 08:24:09 AM »

Glue gun or glue dots Smiley

Just to add, use a biro outer, slip the wick through and press it down.

Still in the candle testing phase myself :mwaha: Smiley

An ordinary drinking straw has also been suggested.  I tried it yesterday and did two very nice teacup candles  :buttrf:
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 10:03:25 AM »


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An ordinary drinking straw has also been suggested.  I tried it yesterday and did two very nice teacup candles  :buttrf:
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That is cool!!! Congrats!!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »


Just to add, use a biro outer, slip the wick through and press it down.


What a good idea!
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abrit
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 07:35:45 PM »

Lots of good ideas on here - I love this site!  :buttrf:
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