Human beings aren’t the only creatures who love candles. I have it on good authority that the fae folk are fans too 😉 Sadly real tiny fairy candles are hard to come by in our neck of the woods. So with the help of my little pixie friend Finn, we came up with an easy way to make a whole bunch in no time at all.
Those tiny candles are all less than an inch tall and took me maybe 5 minutes to make. 5 Minutes!!!!! And they’re real. Just a note of caution though. Fairy candles burn down really quickly unless they’re sprinkled with pixie dust first of course 😉
And as you probably know, pixie dust should only be used under fae supervision.
So if you’re going to make some for your fairies, don’t try to light them. Leave that to the tiny experts.
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What you need:
- 2 Ingredient Mold recipe
- Skewers or dowels in various thicknesses
- Candle wax
- Sharp Knife
You’ll also need embroidery thread or thin black metal wire. If you use embroidery thread
you’ll the fairies will be able to light the candles afterward.
How to Make Lots of Real Fairy Candles Quickly
The trick to making these tiny, real wax fairy candles quickly is a candle mold. I used our trusty two-ingredient mold recipe to quickly whip up a batch.
Shape the mold into a brick-ish form. Insert skewers of various thicknesses in a straight line into the mold. Don’t push the skewers all the way down, about ¾ of the way is good. The more skewers you add the more candles you’ll be able to make in one go. Just make sure they’re in a straight line 😉 Leave the 2 ingredient mold to dry.
Remove the skewers and use a sharp knife to slice the mold open.
Once again don’t slice all the way through. BTW, if you have a pixie friend helping you with this tutorial, it’s probably a good idea to cut the mold while they’re not around. Pixies are mischievous creatures and that knife could end up in the wrong little hands 😉
Wrap some masking tape around the mold to hold it together and light a candle. Gently pour the candle wax into the mold shape and insert a thin metal wire or some wax-dipped embroidery thread. Don’t worry too much if there’s an overflow of wax.
Wait a few minutes for the wax to set, remove the tape, and unmold the candles. To get rid of the overflow, you can either break it off carefully or hold the fairy candle near a flame to create a drippy effect.
The mold can be reused numerous times to make as many fairy candles as you, or your little friends, may need.
Once the mold has been made, you can pop these out in no time what so ever and Finn looks really happy with all his new candles 😀
And when Finn’s happy, I’m happy.
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