Transform your pumpkins and gourds into centerpieces by turning them into candles. I learned some tips on how to Make Gourd Candles that I’ll share with you.
How to Make Gourd Candles
Tips for making Gourd Candles
- First off, I now realize that the gourds purchased from a farm stand without the hard polyurethane coat are the only type to use when making gourd candles – the polyurethane coat makes it almost impossible to carve, and very dangerous
- I also realize that smooth gourds are easier to drill into. The bumpier the surface the scarier it is to use a drill on – yikes!
- Tall gourds are the best to use – the drill bit is further away – again, yikes!
- A 3/4 inch drill bit works for most tapered candles
- Only an adult should operate the knife or drill – Kids will enjoy watching and can help put the candles in later
- The image above shows a taller gourd holding a tapered candle. The shorter ones do not work as well for tapered candles
- A 1&1/2 inch Speedbor drill bit is the perfect size for tea light – battery operated is the safest for the table
- You can also look for wax granules!
- Not so fun for you to clean up
- But, very pretty display, and quite an adventure
So, there’s my gourd candle making experience! I hope you can gain some insight into this fun craft before you get started on your own.
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com