How to Remove a Candle From a Mold

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How to Remove a Candle From a Mold. Candle making is a fun and inexpensive project that many people enjoy. You can make scented and decorative candles that appeal to you. When you make candles you use a mold to form it into the desired shape. After it hardens you have to remove it from the mold. This is easier said than done.

Hold the mold on both sides. Pull gently to loosen it and separate it from the wax. Lay the mold upside down and place a hand under the mold to catch the candle when it slips out.

Work a butter knife on the edge of the mold, and be careful to not cut the candle. Run the knife along the mold to separate the wax from the edges. Break the candle free, turn it upside down and release it.

Freeze the candle while in the mold for 15 minutes. It will shrink in size and should break free from the sides of the mold. Turn the mold upside down while pulling the edges apart so the candle breaks free to remove it.

Submerge the mold in boiling hot water for a very short time. It should slightly melt the wax so it separates from the mold. Turn it over until it falls out, and be sure to catch it so the candle doesn't get damaged when you remove it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't leave the candle in the hot water for longer than 2 to 3 minutes when you attempt to remove it. It will lose its shape.

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