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With candle molds it is best if the mold is warm when wax is poured into it. Metal molds are rarely a problem in this manner, the wax heats up the metal very well and quickly as it is poured in. Milk cartons work very well too, but paper never really gets warm or cold - it just doesn't hold heat well. Sand is another classic candle mold. The real problem occurs with glass.

When pouring wax into glass, the glass is the final container - it is rare to ever take the wax out of the glass after it has been poured. Wine glasses can make excellent candles, a nice rose colored wax with a hint of strawberry, or a deep burgundy. These candles become the wine.

If the glass is cold as the wax is poured in, the wax will harden right where it is poured in and leave a thin layer on the glass. To avoid this, the easiest thing to do is to take the glass and place it in warm water for awhile. Glass takes awhile to heat up and to cool down. Make sure to dry out the inside of the glass before pouring any wax in - water can become sealed in the wax and leave holes in the candle.

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