Candle Making as a Work at Home Craft

Over recent years, candle making has become extremely popular both as a hobby and as a moneymaking craft working from home. For the most part folks tend to be attracted toward candle making as they start to realize just how much cash they spend on candles. While learning the craft takes an investment of both time and money, it can be time well spent as it is easily achievable to make your own candles that are of comparable, if not better quality, than what is already available in the mass marketplace.

There are numerous reasons folks burn candles:

  • As air fresheners – To set a certain mood
  • For religious purposes
  • As a source of light
  • As a tool to sell houses

With the wide variety of candles available today such as container candles, pillar candles, gel candles, natural wax candles and candle tarts, there is bound to be a candle making specialty that appeals to anyone looking to have some fun with a new hobby or to grow a hobby into a substantial, thriving business.

The candle industry has grown rapidly in recent years. The demand for candles is huge, and more and more folks are beginning to look to candle making as a fun hobby, or as a way to supplement or entirely replace their income. Making candles part-time and selling them at various local craft shows or through local retailers is an excellent way to earn some extra cash.

For those folks looking to take a more substantial leap into the craft, and perhaps even leave their current job, there are numerous ways to do so. Some candle maker’s wholesale candles to other retailers all over the country. Others set up their own websites and sell their candles at retail from an online store. Still others make their fortunes by primarily promoting their candles through fundraisers held by non-profit organizations.

While some folks do see candles as a way to earn a living, others are choosing to continue their candle making activities purely as a hobby. There is much enjoyment in creating the perfect candle. By making your own, you can create candles designed specifically for your own personal tastes.

Maybe you prefer natural wax to paraffin wax and have a hard time finding natural wax candles. Now you can make your own. Maybe you can never find your favorite scent in a color you like in which case, you can simply make some for yourself in any fragrance or color you desire. If you are truly a candle lover, learning to make your own candles can be personally rewarding – and a lot of fun!

Whatever your ultimate goals may be in making your own candles, it is a craft worth learning to do right. There are many books on the subject and the Internet is full of helpful hints, tips and resources. The fantastic candles you can create will amaze you, and the best part is, you get to say that you made them yourself.

Page Updated: May 14, 2017
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