Candles made from bamboo stalks can be used for decoration or as a source of light. Bamboo is a renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option for candle making. Candles made from bamboo stalks are also non-toxic and safe to use around children and pets.
To make candles from bamboo stalks, you will need the following supplies:
- Bamboo stalks
- Candles wicks
- Candles wax
- Candle mold
Step 1: Cut the bamboo stalks into pieces that are approximately 3 inches long. Use a sharp knife to make sure the cuts are clean and even.
Step 2: Place the candles wicks into the center of each bamboo piece. Make sure the wicks are long enough to extend out of the top and bottom of the bamboo pieces.
Step 3: Melt the candles wax in a double boiler or in a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water. Stir the wax frequently as it melts to prevent it from burning.
Step 4: Once the wax has melted, carefully spoon it over the wicks on the bamboo pieces. Fill the bamboo pieces to the top with wax.
Step 5: Allow the wax to cool and harden completely before removing the candles from the mold. Trim the wicks to 1/2 inch before lighting. Enjoy your homemade bamboo candles!