By Rit Dye Team
November 16, 2017
Dip-dye your classic white candles to add some holiday cheer to your home. Simple to do and they make a bold statement.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
Rit All-Purpose Powder Dye in your favorite color(s)
Small slow cooker or double broiler
Plastic stirring spoon
Wax paper or foil
large metal spoon
plastic table cover
Step By Step
Melt about 1 cup of beeswax pellets into a mini slow cooker (a double boiler will work as well). Stir until melted.
Stir the dye into the melted beeswax well. You may notice that not all the dye dissolves completely. There may be a small amount of sediment at the very bottom of the pot. It should not impact your results.
Using a spare candle, test the color by dipping it directly into the dyebath until you achieve your desired color. If color is too light, add more dye; if it is too dark, add more beeswax to lighten the color.
For a more organic look, tilt the candle and slightly swirl it into the dyed beeswax. Experiment on a test candle to perfect the look you are going for.
Place dip-dyed candle on a piece of foil or wax paper to cool and dry.