Container candles are one of the easiest candles you can make. There are all types of containers that you can pour candles into.
You will need:
Fill the bottom part of your double boiler with water and place on the stove.
Put the wax in the melting pot. Clip your thermometer on the side of the melting pot. Put the melting pot in the double boiler.
When wax reaches 180 degrees you are ready to add the color and scent. Using a dropper put 1 to five drops of liquid dye to one pound of wax. It's better to start with small amounts of the dye because you can always add more to reach your desired color. Stir the wax with a stirring stick until the color is well combined. You can test your color by putting a drop of wax on a piece of wax paper, keep in mind that when the wax is hardened it will appear lighter than it looks in the melting pot. Once you have the color that you want it's time to add the scent. I use about 1/2 to 1 oz. of scent per # of wax for very highly scented candles. Stir the scent again with your stick.
Attach your wick tab to the bottom of the container with hot glue. The pre-tabbed wicks are already primed. Pour the wax into the container slowly. Save some wax in the pot for the second pour (some waxes do not require this). Gently tap the sides of the container and allow air bubbles to rise if necessary. Make sure the wick is centered, as the wax hardens.
As the wax cools, it shrinks and creates a pit around the wick, this is normal. When the outside of your container cools and there is a pit around the wick you are ready to top off the candles. About 4-6 hours after the initial pour. Reheat the leftover wax to 180 degrees again and pour enough wax in the container to fill the pit and create a nice smooth top.
Allow the candle to cool fully before putting the lid on.