It doesn't take long for the wax to start melting this way, and you just leave it on the heat while you work. Little disclaimer to say this is really not a craft for small kids, and please don't burn anyone.
You can stir it a little as it melts with a metal spoon. Don't worry, all the wax will chip right off the spoon when it hardens, which won't take long. Begin painting the wax onto your candles, but don't use your favorite paint brush.
Don't try and make it look perfect, because you can't. Just enjoy that home-crafted look. It's fancy to have a hand crafted feel, like hand made soap or something, and I love it the personality it adds!
It covered very nicely for me in one coat, and it was very fast and easy to do. I would suggest painting your pink candle first so that you can use the same brush without attempting to clean it. A little bit of pink on your brush won't contaminate your purple paint.
Here's my wreath with my newly painted pink and purple candles!
I'm aware that I'm posting a lot of pictures, but I'm really in love with my advent wreath this year! We're traveling for Thanksgiving, so I wanted it to be ready to go as soon as we get back. I got the pink place mat under the wreath also at the Dollar Tree. I love that store!!!
For the pink one I painted the wick and everything, but I don't like the look as well as leaving the wick white. And yes, I did try coloring with the candles, and yes- it totally worked! ;-)
I hope you guys aren't advented-out yet because I have another advent wreath craft coming your way soon! And anyone who missed yesterday's edible advent wreath should go check it out!
*Updated to Say* Here's how they're burning:
The candle had a little trouble burning through the layer of crayon. I absorbed a little of the melted wax away from the wick with a paper towel, and now it's burning beautifully! Other readers say that theirs are burning fine although the crayon seems to burn slower than the rest of the candle. I guess it depends on what kind of candle you start with. Mine are just super cheap candles from the Dollar Tree. Hope this answers your questions! :-)
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