• Candles,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate

    Asymmetric candle that seems to defy the laws of physics!

    Add a bit of geometry to your decor with this DIY candle in a jar Here at Coop Coco, we adore candles! They bring us comfort on darker days, light up a romantic date night, and warm up the ambiance of a room… Any occasion is a good excuse to light one! And, of course, we especially enjoy making our own—in all shapes and colours… To enhance your decor, today we’re sharing with you this recipe for a DIY candle in a jar with an asymmetric motif! One thing is certain: this fun and fabulous candle will turn more than just a few heads, and it’s even likely to spark…

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    Candles,  Intermediate,  Summer recipes

    Enjoy a “Peaceful Evening” with these homemade candles

    This recipe for mosquito-repelling candles is made for summer! What’s worse than not being able to enjoy your garden or deck because flying pests are wrecking your moment of Zen?! Luckily, we have solutions, such as this recipe for DIY mosquito-repelling candles! In addition to allowing you to enjoy a “Peaceful Evening”, these homemade candles create a lovely ambience. What’s not to like? We have not included colourant in this candle recipe, but you can add one if you wish. To do so, add a colourant chip to the mixture and melt at the same time as the wax. If you decide to use raw or yellow beeswax, keep in…

  • Candles,  Home,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    Floating candles for a romantic dinner

    Valentine’s Day or not, there should always be reason for a romantic dinner. It’s an opportunity to break free from the routine, slow down and take time with your loved one. There are no strict rules to define a successful evening, however candles remain a must have. Here’s a candle project in preparation for your romantic alone time. And it’s important to remember that beyond Valentine’s day, there are 364 other days to spend time as a couple. How to make floating candles? Tools A pair of pliers 3ml pipette Floating candle metal molds Metal container to melt the wax Glass container (fish bowl, vase, mason jar etc …) Decorative…

  • Candles,  Tips and tricks

    Making candles: everything you need to know about ingredients

    It’s true there are candles for every reason and every season (just think of citronella in summer and cinnamon in winter), but fall brings us special opportunities to appreciate their warmth and fragrance, not to mention the cozy atmosphere they help create. And of course they make fast and easy gifts that can be personalized to your heart’s content: something to think about next time you’re scratching your head, wondering what to give that hard-to-buy-for person. Here’s a guide for both beginners and more experienced candle makers: everything you need to know when choosing ingredients to make candles that will evoke “oohs” and “ahs” of surprise and delight! A few…

  • Candles,  Tips and tricks

    Making candles: molding and decorating your creations

    You have in mind a custom-designed candle with a carefully chosen scent and colour. Now it’s time to decide on a distinctive shape and appearance. Here are a few ideas we’ve picked up here and there. Molding candles The first (and easiest) way to shape your candles is to use molds (square, round, votive, floating). The most basic molds are round or square, but more interesting shapes are also available. The best wax to use for pillar candles is EcoSoya wax. Once hardened, unmold the candle, and enjoy! Container candles Container candles are candles made in non-flammable containers. Finding just the right container might seem challenging, but with a little…