Making led candles is an original way to get some decorative candles with a spectacular finish. The handmade wax lamps stand out for being very simple but elegant, perfect for decorating any point of the house. That is why we want to tell you how to make LED candles in a simple step by step. There are very few materials to make LED candles that we will need, only paraffin 58, mold release, a mold for a lamp, and a led light.
These small led lamps allow regulating light, both color and intensity. They are perfect for making led candles and create atmospheres of all kinds, relaxed, intimate, for parties … or to have a soft spot when we watch television.
Materials for making led candles
The materials to make led candles that we will need are 58º paraffin, a final mold, demolded for candles, and a led lamp. In this case, we have opted for a large cylindrical lantern ideal for decorating the garden or terrace. We have maintained the natural color of the paraffin, without adding any dye, so that the colors of the LED lamp can be better appreciated.
- Paraffin 58
- 20 x 20 circular ball mold
- Demoulding for candles
- Led lamps
In the Great Velada shop, you can buy all the materials to make led candles. You will find numerous models of beacons for you to choose the one you like the most, as well as dyes in case you want to give them color.
How to make electric candles
When it comes to how to make LED candles, it is essential to consider what paraffin we should use to make the lamp. And the most appropriate for this case is the 58th paraffin. This paraffin has a low melting point, which makes its texture softer and more elastic, which is perfect for the lanterns. The fusion 58º gathers ideal characteristics to make led candles since it is sufficiently translucent, flexible, and bright enough to guarantee an excellent finish.
Now let’s step by step on how to make candles LEDs:
- Apply release agent both to the tray and inside the mold of the lamp.
- Next, we take to melt the kilo and a half of paraffin in a saucepan.
- Once it reaches a temperature of about 70º and has an aspect like muddy, we take part in the paraffin on the tray and let it cool so that the entire surface of the tray is covered.
- When it has a consistency like a plasticine, we cut into squares. They don’t need to be symmetrical. These squares will serve as inclusions in the lantern. We will let them cool completely, and we will unmold them.
- We return to heat the rest of the paraffin until it reaches 85º, and we will put a little in the mold to seal the base. Once this base has dried, we begin to fill the mold, alternating squares, and paraffin.
- We are filling the mold little by little. We take the squares and fill with paraffin. And we add squares and paraffin again. So until the cavity is filled and we let it cool. We will fill with more paraffin as it cools, and there are gaps.
- When it is cold, we unmold the inside part. We will cut a diagonal around the lantern, we will turn it over, and we throw a small amount of paraffin on the base. When it begins to stay white, we add more paraffin to finish sealing the bottom, until it reaches a thickness of 2 or 3 centimeters.
- Let cool and completely unmold. To make it more transparent, we can iron it a little on the sides and top and bottom. This will ultimately be the same.
And we would have made the lamp. Now we have to place the led light inside the fire and choose the tone that we like the most.