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Make Miniature Dipped Wax Candles for a Traditional Yule Log Centerpiece

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Make Dipped Wax Candles in Dolls House Scales
Make Miniature Dipped Wax Candles for a Traditional Yule Log Centerpiece

Miniature dipped wax candles in scales for dolls houses are not difficult to make. Although there are plastic candles available in dolls house scales, and you can always make a fake candle with a bugle bead, miniature wax candles stand out in a display, adding a touch of authenticity.

You can find small Scandinavian tapers which are often used for the dolls house but true scale dipped candles are possible using regular sewing thread and scraps of wax from old candles, paraffin, or wax crayons.

Before you begin working with wax for candles, read the basics of candlemaking safety from the soap and candlemaking site.

The rules for safe candle making include: Never leave melting wax unattended, wax is very flammable. Always use a double boiler system (melt your wax in a container sitting in a water bath, not over direct heat. Avoid moving wax anywhere around a heat source or burner. Turn the burner off before you move the container of wax. Avoid scalding yourself with hot wax!

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