Champagne Gel Candles
Although it looks like a glass of champagne, this craft is really a Gel Candle. Coloring gives the clear gel a slight amber tint, just like champagne. The hardest part of this project is getting the coloring just right, so make sure you test it in a clear glass or cup before pouring into the champagne flute.
Dress up the candle by tying ribbons or small silk roses to the base of the flute. You can also add non-flammable embedments to the candle, such as glass embedments.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR ALL PROJECTS:
- Champagne Flute (Do not use thin glasses, as they can break)
- Clear Candle Gel
- Coloring – Amber and Cola Brown (or red if you want to make pink champagne)
- Thin (but long) Wax Coated wick with metal tab
- Sticky Tabs (or hot glue – hot glue is harder to do in a flute)
- Candy Thermometer
- Metal Pan and Spoon
ALWAYS WATCH YOUR PAN WHEN IT IS ON THE STOVE AND MONITOR THE TEMPERATURE AT ALL TIMES.
- Prepare your champagne flute. Clean and dry completely.
- Remove 1 of the paper tabs from a sticky tab and stick to the bottom of the round metal wick tab.
- Straighten wax coated wick. Remove other paper tab and place the wick into the flute. Do this very gently until you have it in the middle. You can then press down with a pencil to fasten.
- Melt gel in a metal pan…..constantly monitoring the temperature not to exceed 210 degrees…slowly. Add coloring tiny amount test to make sure of the color in another glass. A couple of tiny flakes for each candle.
- Put a little gel on the wax coated wick only. Straighten it but don’t pull the wick out. Let cool a little.
- Pour the rest of the candle….keeping the wick straight.
- Hold the wick straight until it is formed. Or use a long clip to keep it straight. If the wick moves out of place your candle is ruined.
- Let your candle sit overnight before lighting. Bubbles will form in the gel to make it look more like champagne.
PLEASE NOTE: The hardest part is getting the color right. Make sure of the color BEFORE you pour. It will look a different color in the pan than it will look in a glass. You can test it in a clear votive cup or any clear glass.
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