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As the wax begins to harden take a knife and cut the slightly gelled wax into different shapes, patterns or designs.
Step 2:When the chunks are completely hard remove them from the sheets and place in any type of pillar mold. Common mold sizes would include 3 x 6-1/2, 3 x 9-1/2 and 4 x 4-1/2. Once the chunks have been placed in the mold, take a pillar wax (scented or unscented) and pour over the chunks. When the candle is completely set up, remove the pillar from the mold.
For variations in the basic chunk candle, try some of the following variations:
- Once the chunks are placed in the mold, pour your pillar wax at a higher temperature, which will cause the chunks to streak and create a unique look.
- Try using different types of molds such as octagons, squares and other unusual shapes.
- Try making chunk candles in a jar. For best results make the chunks out of wax with a lower melt point wax.
What makes the chunk candle so unique is the endless possibilities that can be made with the same basic concept. Some candle makers are starting to use this same concept with palm waxes for truly unique candles.
Also be sure to make unique shaped chunks using the floating molds and even candy molds in some instances.