Special Touches on the Wick
Leave a few extra inches of wick when wicking a homemade candle for special finishing touches. These touches work for those making candle gifts or those selling homemade candles. For candle gifts, you can add beads or a special note hanging form the candle wick.
When wicking your candle leave about 1-1/2 to 2 inches of wick at the bottom of the mold (Helpful Hint: Remember this is the top of the candle.) Seal the bottom as you normally would. Pour your pillar and when finished take it out of the mold.
Now take the extra length of wick and consider some of the following:
- Slide beads onto the wick in various colors, maybe even the color of your candle.
- Place your instructions on a small sheet and have "dangle" them on the end. It is one way to make sure they read the instructions
- Rather than instructions, try adding a brief history about your company…maybe a catchy little antidote about candles…there are even little figurines you may want to secure on the end.
This extra little touch does not really cost anything extra but will help people remember your candles. The important note is to make sure the end user cuts these items off before lighting.