I've been making candles for about 12 years. During the last few years I've cut it down to only making them for the holidays. After finally getting a partial remodel of my kitchen, it's hard to take candlemaking chances on my new counter tops and applicances. These pics are a few of the steps necessary to take when making candles. It's a messy process.
Here's a before shot of my kitchen prior to setting up
Here's after I've set up
This next pic is after I've poured the hot wax into the metal molds. There are a few additional steps I make before the pour. After the pour it's a "sit and wait" period for about 4 hours or until they're cold.
After many hours, you get a few of these