How to make hurricane candles

How to make hurricane candles

If you have ever wanted to learn how to make hurricane candles, you’ll be pleased to discover that they are quite simple to create. hurricane candles are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and can be decorated with all kinds of decorative materials.

Hurricane candles are chandeliers large that they are made of wax and use a small votive candle inside to light up. The combination of a layer of wax thick and a lit candle on the inside provides a warm glow and charm. The supports of a hurricane are usually made with white wax is simple, but can add a pop of color if you want.

Make hurricane candles allows you to personalize the shells adding objects embedded to customize them.

These instructions will guide you through the basics of how to make hurricane candles, which will result in a shell simple and unadorned. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to have a paraffin wax of good quality, with a high melting point. If you opt for a wax cheaper and of lower quality, you will end up with a fire hazard hot and sticky instead of a beautiful candle.

Make some of these for you to feel comfortable with the techniques involved before you try styles more complicated.


  • Bath or melting pot for wax
  • Paraffin wax with a high melting point of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Large pillar or mold candles (if the mold has a hole for a wick, make sure that it is sealed)
  • Silicone Spray (also called mould release)
  • Large bucket and durable to use as a water bath.
  • Tweezers and mitts for oven
  • Paint for candles (optional)


  1. Prepare the water bath: fill the mold of the candle with water and place it in the bucket. Pour enough cold water in the bucket to reach about half an inch from the top of the mold. Remove the mold and dry well.
  2. Lightly coat the inside of the mold with silicone spray.
  3. Measure and cut the wax. You will need enough to fill the mold of the candle to the desired height of your candles finished.
  4. Melt the wax in a bain marie. When the wax is smooth and completely melted, add a touch of color, if desired, and stir gently to combine.
  5. Pour the melted wax into the mold of the candle.
  6. With tongs and oven mitts, carefully lift the mold and place it gently in the water bath, being careful not to splash water into the mold. You may need to weigh the mold to keep the plane in the water bath, you can do it with any article of domestic heavy, like inverted dishes.
  7. Let the mold filled with snaps in the water bath. The wax will begin to harden from the outside to the inside. Wait until the thickness of the wax hardened, will be approximately half an inch around the entire inner wall of the mold.
  8. Remove the pan from the water bath and pour quickly but carefully the wax remaining melted back into the melting pot.
  9. Let the shell of wax in the pan to cool completely before removing it from the mold. Be careful when you remove the shell of the hurricane of the mold, since the wax could be quite brittle.
  10. Level the top edge of the candle with a spoon for hot or a vegetable peeler.

To use your candles, place a support votive clear glass containing a votive candle inside. Lit with a cigarette lighter of candles.

Now that you’ve learned the basic way to do hurricane candles, you can play with them and add all kinds of embedded objects. Here are some projects that you can try:

  • Add a photo: Candle Tech is an excellent tutorial for embedding photos in candles.
  • Adding decorative elements to the shell of your hurricane candles: try this technique of Bitter Creek Candle Supply.
  • Designs in iron: use an old iron to melt designs in the shell of the hurricane with these instructions from Shamrock Candles.


Hurricane candles finished can be used indoors or outdoors since the shell will protect the candle votive in the breeze. Using various hurricane candles together to align a pathway or decorate a table can make a presentation beautiful. They also make great gifts!