Making your own candles is a favorite craft and hobby many individuals because it’s fun and creates something beautiful. Many find the process to be enjoyable and relaxing so it is a perfect hobby to start. Candle makers have been know to turn to their hobby in times of stress and then use the results of their crafts to release stress as well. For some candle makers, once they learn the basics they are ready for new challenges and more advanced candle designs. Purchasing candle making books can provide you with everything from basic instructions, tips, and creative ideas to make beautiful candles that are different than the ones you are making now. Most candle making books offer wonderful illustrations as well as step by step instructions which is the perfect way to learn the art of candle making.
The type of candle making book you want to purchase will depend on your candle making experience, the types of candles you are interested in making, and if you are making candles for fun or to sell; there are many options for all of these types of learners. Take the time to explore what each book has to offer you before making a purchase so that you won’t be disappointed. Also be sure to read any reviews of the book to be certain that prior customers are happy with their purchase. You might also check with your local library for books on candle making if you want to browse some options for free. If you find one there you really like then you have the option to purchase it later for your own use. You can also find great discounts on used candle making books online at Ebay.
“The Candle Maker’s Companion” by Betty Oppenheimer and Deborah Balmuth is considered to be the ‘must have’ candle making book for many people and it has been around for some time. It offers information for everyone including beginners and some tips for advanced candle makers as well. Another great choice is ‘The Encyclopedia of Candle Making Techniques’. This book has gotten rave reviews for providing quality information in an easy to understand form so you might want to look at that as well.
For those of you who have a solid foundation of basic candle making processes, consider reading the candle making book, ‘The Complete Candle Maker Techniques, Projects, and Inspirations’ which is on Amazon usually if you are looking for it online. The book offers great photos of forty different candles you can make which is a great variety of candle projects. There are step by step instructions to help you make any of them that interest you. This book includes great tips and points as well to help candle makers avoid the common mistakes that affect the results of their candles.
For those of you who enjoy making candles for special occasions and holidays, the book ‘Creative Candles: Over 40 Inspiring Projects for Making and Decorating Candles for Every Occasion’ by Sue Spear would be a good candle making book consider for your collection. This book features candle making ideas for some special holidays such as Halloween, Easter, and Christmas. There are also ideas for creating candles to use as center pieces and for wedding decorations which is a great way to use candle decorations.
If you are interested in doing candle making with your children, ‘Great Candles’ is especially designed with fun candles that are easy to do with younger ones. This candle making book is also written in a way that older children will be interested in reading as well. The internet is a great resource to find other great candle making books to meet your needs for candle making books.
Candle making is a great hobby and I have enjoyed learning it and teaching it now too. You can educate yourself on the areas of candle making by exploring various candlemaking books that are available online on many popular website. There are books designed for all candle making levels of expertise as well as on particular themes of candles and types of candles if you are looking for something in particular to learn really well and in depth. The market is flooded with resources in the area of candle making, so the process of tracking down a few good books on the subject should be very easy as well as fairly inexpensive to learn if you just want one book. Remember to check the library, local book sales, and yard sales for these books as well if you don’t have much money to spend on a newer course. Compare prices online of candle making books to make sure you get the best price for the candle instructions you are interested in.