candles?

I'm looking for some white unscented pillar candles 3"x3" - I'll need atleast 24 of them.  I guess it's an unusual/awkward size because I haven't had a very easy time finding them (haven't found them in person at all, only online and even that hasn't been very fruitful)


 


Can anyone recommend a good, affordable place to find candles?  The affordable part is important... these things are more expensive than I would've thought!!  :)


Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! 



Nikki in Maryland

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:19 am
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Hello and welcome to Project Wedding!


I love this website, www.quickcandles.com for candles. I am not sure your budget for candles, but they are 2.99 each for the size candles you are looking for and unscented. 


Just checked ebay and they have 24 3x3 pillar candles unscented for 48.99! Here is the link. 


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-24-White-Unscented-3-x-3-Pillar-Candles-Bulk-/140466175846?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b46fbf66

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:37 am
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By the way, the candles on ebay are cheaper but by the same vendor, quickcandles in bulk. I hope this helps!!!! 

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:38 am
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You could make your own using PVC pipe and lining the inside with vegetable oil. You can wash the candle afterwards.

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 5:03 am
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That is a great idea IdoAgain20years! Do you have instructions for how this bride could do this project step by step? This would also be great for other brides who are looking to make some DIY candles. 

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 5:06 am
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This is what I do!


PVC pipe from home depot or Lowes etc in the diameter size you need and get the length based on how many you want to make at a single go. Yes these can be re-used!


Candle wax from Michaels or other Craft store also avail online. Buying i bulk is cheaper


Coloring either Crayola crayons or Candle dye wax


Scent I don't use this, but you can!


Pencils


Wick sold on the spool since you are doing a lot


Quarters or special wick base holders


Duct tape


plastic lids the size of the PVC


Your FI can use a cutting dremel tool bit to slice the height you want as for the bottom you use the plastic lid of a can pringles coffee oatmeal etc and cut a disk the same size of the can and duct tape it together. now grease with shortning of the vegetable variety


You can buy Soy melting peelets or bees wax from Michaels or online.


Melt according to directions if you do not have directs then this is what I do


Get a double boiler and put the water so that it is just below the resting pot and place the wax on top and put the flame/burner to Medium High heat and stir with wooden spoon until melted


You can add Candle coloring or use Crayola crayons until the desired color is acheived


you can also add Candle scents if you like I tend not to add scents to mine.


Now you will need a wick that is attached to a disk or you can use a quarter and the wick tied and glued to it to weight it down and now use a pencil to hang across top and affix the wick to the middle of the pencil and make sure the wick is also in the middle


the quarter should be resting flat at the bottom of the can.


Now when the wax is all melted and the right color pour just a quarter cup of wax into the can and let cool for a 2 to 3 minutes this will help set the wick in the center


now using the quarter cup measure slowly pour in the wax until it reaches the top so as not to get bubbles.


let the candle cool over night in a cool place.


To remove candle detach the botton tape and carefully push the candle out and if it is being stubborn put into the freezer for 10 minutes


and push again.


Here is a link from the WWW that you can also read about http://www.squidoo.com/do-it-yourself-how-to-make-candles

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
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You may try finding them here,


http://www.topweddinggear.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=candles


Or here,


http://www.thepersonalizedmall.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=candles

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

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