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To make molded candles, cut wick two inches taller than you want candle to be, then thread it through hole at bottom of mold, then plug outside of hole with putty. Place a pencil or similar item over top of mold and tie top of wick to it, centering wick. If mold is cardboard, plastic, or glass, heat wax to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. If mold is metal, then heat wax to 190 degrees. You can use a candle or candy thermometer to measure this. When right temperature is reached, lift melter by handle and slowly pour wax into mold. Let cool for twelve hours then refrigerate for twelve more hours, then your candle is ready to be removed.
To make votives and other small container candles, you can use pre-tabbed wicks by simply placing them in center of votive candle molds or containers, then pour wax mixture over and let stand for twelve hours, refrigerating votives.
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