This project was SUPER easy and I really enjoyed it! It was very economical and will make really great Christmas gifts to go in my baskets and to have on hand. I was able to purchase the kits off of ebay and I already placed another order so that I can make more. Ebay is the best place that I have found for these kits and the smell is divine and just so you know I'm a Yankee Candle SNOB! The seller that I used was http://www.ebay.com/sch/tandj999/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 After purchasing the kit I figured that these gifts cost me around $4.00 each for the five bigger ones and 3.00 for the three smaller ones...and if you are a YANKEE CANDLE snob like me you KNOW how much money that saves RIGHT THERE!
First thing is I melt down the 1 lb of wax that I receive that are already packaged separately after I take care of putting the wicks in and getting them ready. This process is quite easy. There is a round sticker that you put in the bottom of the jar. You put the wick on top of the circle....press firmly....put wick into wood stick to hold straight...seriously EASY!
I then set them out and let them cure for 24 hours and then cut the wick down to 1/2 in....or round bout that and then I packaged and put them in baskets.
Hope you enjoy making candles as much as I did...it truly was so much fun to make!