Course Start Dates
Saturday 21st October 2017
Monday 23rd October 2017
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Sunday 29th October 2017
Saturday 4th November 2017
Sunday 12th November 2017
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% natural soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention.
Overview of the different types of wax and wicks.
Different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils) you will be able to choose your own scent from our fragrance library.
Step by step process of making a container candle.
You will assemble and hand pour your own container candle.
You will decorate your container candle by choosing a design from our extensive paper library.
How to test wicks for candle making.
Additives used in candle making.
How to burn a candle correctly.
Health and safety and legislation on labelling (CLP)
We will cover the equipment needed for candle making.
The importance of testing candles.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to make a soy wax container candle. There will also be time to ask questions.
What you will take away
A scented container candle that you have hand poured yourself.
We also sell starter candle making kits so you can continue with your new hobby at home with a 20% discount for workshop participants.
What's included in the price?
All equipment, materials, and hearty mid morning refreshment break of tea, coffee and home made cake are all included in the workshop cost.
What a lovely way to spend a few hours. Thoroughly enjoyed learning the art of candle making and the science behind it and enjoying making my own. Kerry welcomes you in to the heart of her home and is very passionate about what she does.
If you are looking to get in to candle making or would just like to spend a few hours doing something for yourself I would absolutely recommend this. Plus - you get some homemade cake and a lovely candle to take home!
My sister and I had a lovely morning with Kerry learning to make candles. There was a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere . Kerry gave good information and full notes of how to make soy wax candles. Delicious hot chocolate and home made cake were an unexpected bonus! I would definitely recommend the workshop - enjoyable and informative. Thankyou Elspeth
Shannon and I were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend from Kent and fancied doing something different, so we booked a candle making workshop, well we was not disappointed, we had a great time, learnt loads about the different candles and wicks, but most of all loved how welcoming Kerry was into her wonderful home, as entering she made us feel like one of the family, Would highly recommend if anyone wants to have a go at candle making, then Kerry is the one. Thank you so much for making part of our weekend a very enjoyable one.
I had such a lovely morning at Kerry's candle making workshop. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly with lots of laughs but we also all learnt a great deal as Kerry's knowledge is second to none. I was so impressed by the way she ran the workshop ensuring that we all came away having made our own bespoke candle and scented fire lighters. Delicious hot chocolate and home made cake were an unexpected bonus! We'll definitely be back and I would recommend the workshop as a fantastic and fun activity for all!
What a totally lovely morning I had at Kerry's candle making workshop yesterday. We were greeted with the most delicious hot chocolate with a lovely hint of orange, had a lovely chat and then got stuck into all this soy wax, wicks, scents and trimming. Once we have our candles blended and cooling out came coffee and yummy home made cake. It was such a soothing and relaxing way to spend a morning with friends. We then make scented fire lighters. Kerry's workshop was a total treat and her range of candles is fab. We'll be back again no doubt.
What a great morning I had attending Kerry's workshop in the beautiful village of Temple learning the art of candle making! Kerry is lovely and so knowledgable about every aspect of candle making and candle care and she has inspired me to start making my own soy candles at home. She has a beautiful range of her own candles available to buy with the most amazing scents. Oh, and the home made cake and coffee was a real treat! I highly recommend Kerry's workshop to anyone who loves candles or as a gift voucher for creatives types.
Kerrylyn has an amazing gift - not only informative in her chosen craft but as a hostess she was warm and welcoming. Her knowledge and attention to detail could not be faulted and I will be delighted to join her in 2018 for her scent blending workshop. I've now lit my candle from the class after letting it cure and I'm amazed at the result.
Lovely way to spend a morning. X
I went to Kerrylyn's Can to Candle workshop this morning ,with a group of friends which I would recommend as I learned and laughed so much . I will most definitely choose my candles with greater care and to "trim my wick "frequently . I'm not naturally creative but I learned so much about types of wax and oils and how to burn a candle effectively and I loved the whole experience of making my own candle to bring home. I bought another starter pack and several unique gifts and would highly recommend this course !!!!
What a fabulous morning, Kerry was so friendly and knowledgeable about all things "candles", the whole set up was beautifully done. Came away with a gorgeous candle to use at Christmas and some lovely scented firelighters. Really recommend the course :-)
I spent a wonderful 3 hours learning all about candle making with Kerrylyn. Workshop is held in her wonderful kitchen around a fantastic country table. So homely, warm and friendly. She has a natural gift to make you feel relaxed in her home. Really fun activity to bring out your creative side, made me feel like a young girl at school again doing arts and crafts. Great to learn all the tricks of the candle making which Kerrylyn has learnt through trial and error over the years. Highly recommend this workshop, I will definitely be back to attend another one and in the meantime I will be practising my candle making skills !!
Thanks again Kerrylyn for a wonderful workshop !
Kerry was a great host. She made everyone feel so welcome. she was very informative about her technique in making the candles. I would certainly recommend anyone thinking of taking a candle making course, to book one of Kerry's classes. It was truly a great experience.
What a great workshop. A relaxing morning chatting whilst making a candle and firelighters. Kerry makes you feel at home as soon as you step into her home. The hot chocolate and cake were fantastic!
I left with my beautiful candle and box of firelighters that I had made and kits to make some candles at home.
Do the workshop you will not regret it! I will go back to do another workshop in the new year!
What a great workshop and host. Kerry was nothing but fabulous and knowledgeable, I came home full of ideas and newly learnt knowledge about candles and candle making. I couldn't fault the class at all as she had all the details perfect down to personalised name tags at the seats and the seriously good cake!
Can't wait for the scent blending class next year!
I had such a fantastic time yesterday on the candle making workshop. I found it very informative and fun and I definitely have developed a new interest in candle making. Thank you Kerry for such a warm welcome and a wonderful, interesting and fun morning. I can’t wait for the diffuser and scent blending workshop next year!
I had a lovely morning a few weeks ago at Kerry's candle making course, so informative very friendly and relaxed, we even had lovely coffee and cake!! Would highly recommend this course.
Had a truly wonderful time at Kerry's candle making workshop. I bought this gift as a present for Mum and both thoroughly enjoyed it! Such a lovely welcoming space, there was a great mix of other guests there - some in groups, some alone.
Learned so much about candles and the dos and don'ts - and have certainly picked up the bug for making homemade gifts.
Will be back to bring new friends to share the experience :)
I had a fabulous morning earlier this week with Kerry at Can to Candle learning all about making soy candles and I met some other lovely ladies there too. I can thoroughly recommend Kerry's candle workshop (and the homemade hot chocolate and cake too!). I'm itching to get started on some Christmas gifts.
I had a wonderful morning this morning with Kerry at her candle making course in her beautiful home. Kerry is a wonderful host and it was clear we all had a great time. She shared a lot of her expertise and tips and we came away with the lovely scented candle and Christmas scented pine cone fire lighters we made. We also indulged in delicious hot chocolate and tea and cake. Such a lovely way to spend a morning! I would recommend this course to anyone and I suspect all the folk there this morning will be back when she starts her diffuser course! Thank you Kerry.
Wow what a lovely morning I had today with Kerry at her workshop and had such fun making my own candle and pine-cone firelighters. I learnt lots of new information about the process of not only making candles but tips on the best way to burn them.
I'd highly recommend if you get the opportunity to book either yourself in or get a group of friends together for a friendly and welcoming time with a fabulous host.
I had such a lovely morning at Kerry's workshop today and learned so much about candles from wax, fragrance, how to burn them properly and most importantly how to make my own! Kerry created a fun and relaxed atmosphere and made some delicious cake too - I'd highly recommend this workshop!
Had a lovely morning making candles with Kerry. I learnt a lot about how to make the most of burning a candle to its full potential, and how to spot the good ones! Kerry also made a cake that catered for my dairy free needs which was much appreciated and delicious. Definitely recommend this workshop. Thank you!
Had a Lovely Morning in Temple on the Candle making workshop. Kerry made me welcome from the start (emails) and gave a lovely warm welcome as I entered her home then a 'Grand' cup of tea. Kerry is very informative about candle making and even told us about her 'mishaps' in the beginning of her journey. I was able to mingle with others who were there and choose the scent I wanted for my own candle from her amazing collection of scents. After blending the scent and wax together and pouring this in to the tin we had a a slice of yummy cake and another cup of tea.
I had a lovely morning and would highly recommend this course to anyone. I was even able to buy a starter kit (or two) and some fragrances to make some more candles.
Kerry, Thank You and look forward to seeing you again for the next one!
This is the first course I've been on after a very long term illness. Kerry made me feel very welcome and relaxed. She took into account that I'm hard of hearing and placed me closest to her. She is a wonderful teacher and host. Although I knew some of the information about making candles, Kerry provided so much more during this course. She also gave me the confidence to try to make candles by myself which is a big step for me. She has instilled a passion within me to go and produce candles and that there will be mistakes made but that's ok, all part of the learning. For the first time in many years I feel excited and I can't wait to start poring my own candles in the Highlands. Kerry, you're a wonderful lady and I can't thank you enough x xx
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Kerry is a natural host; warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her craft.
Kerry's beautiful home was the perfect location for the workshop and she made us all feel so welcome even providing the most delicious homemade scones and fresh coffee.
I learnt so much about candles that I never knew before. The course made me realise that they are require a lot more care than perhaps most of us give them.
It was great to share the morning with a lovely bunch of people and really interesting to see all the different amazing5 scents everyone chose for their very own hand poured candle. I can't wait to light mine - currently following the candle making rules and letting it 'cure' for seven days!
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course and wish Kerry every success.
Enjoyed a lovely morning at Kerrilyn's candle making workshop on 21st August 2017. Very informative with lots to learn, but in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to light my candle! Would highly recommend this workshop. Thank you Kerrilyn.
Had a lovely morning at Kelly's home. Learning all about candle making. There was a lot more to it than I expected. Learning all about the wax and how to scent it ,as well as how to burn a candle the right way, Never knew there was so much science behind it! Don't let that put you off , everything is explained in a very relaxed atmosphere, Very open and friendly. Plus the home baking is a bonus. Any one looking to learn candle making, This is a great place to start.
Thanks Kelly for a lovely morning
Had a lovely morning at Kerry's candle making workshop. Very informative course. I was amazed how much thought and science goes into the art of candle making! Fab friendly atmosphere in Kerry's beautiful home. We had delicious scones and jam with tea which was also a delight. Can't wait for my next week. The only disappointment (in a very tongue in cheek way!) is having to wait a week before burning my delicious smelling candle! I would recommend this course to anyone and will definitely be doing so!
Really interesting Workshop. Kelly is very knowledgable, entertaining and keen to share her enthusiasm for beautiful candles.
Would definitely recommend this course. Kelly, the scones were delicious and Fireside is my fragrance!!
This was a birthday present from my Mum that we did together. Never thought learning about candles could be so much fun and that there was a right way to burn them. Lovely morning with a fantastic host in Kerry and a great group. Not to mention the amazing homemade lemon drizzle cake. Would thoroughly recommend the workshop. Thank you Kerry!
Most enjoyable experience. More to candle making than I would have guessed. Learned about 'melts'. Kerry taught us in a very friendly and relaxed manner. Met lots of nice people. Had most amazing gluten free lemon cake with my coffee. Lots of lovely products to buy. Highly recommend this experience.
A really interesting and enjoyable workshop. Really enjoyed my morning and Kerry a lovely lady and very easy to get along with. Nice to meet other participants as well. Would thoroughly recommend it to everyone
Fantastic way to spend a morning, learning a new skill in a relaxed and friendly space, meeting new people and learning that there is much more to candle making than you think!! Bring home your own candle and the chance to buy a kit to make candles at home and lots of other fab products. The new melts are genius!!
Had a fantastic day candle making with Kerry. I went on my own and met 5 lovely ladies. The atmosphere was relaxed and Kerry couldn't of been more informative! Who knew candle making was such a science. Can't wait until my candle has cured to get it lit, it smells AMAZING!
Just had a lovely morning with Kerry and other fellow candle making enthusiasts. Very informative with loads of info as Kerry is an excellent tutor. After making our own candle there was a choice of home baking together with some of Kerry's other products to purchase.
I had no idea what to expect when I was given a voucher for this workshop for mothers day. It turned out to be a wonderful experience. We received a warm welcome and refreshments from our host before entering the realms of candlemaking. I could never have anticipated how much was involved. The information was delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with freely flowing questions from the group. Kerry provided all the answers to all the questions you have about the candles you buy that maybe don’t burn the way you expect! We all got to choose our scent and make our own candle. and came away with a handout with all the information we needed to do it all ourselves at home. We were treated to lovely home made scones (fresh out the oven) mid morning which we all enjoyed and I got to meet some lovely people.
Great fun, would highly recomend
This is a brilliant workshop and Kerry is a fab teacher. It was a lovely atmosphere and Kerry's home is a beautiful and relaxing setting to be in. Really enjoyed the day and came away with a great insight into the world of candle making as well as my own lovely candle. Would love to do again, and highly recommend. The small group setting works really well and you can ask as many questions as you like. Great day :)
This was a great workshop. Kerry was very informative about candle making telling us about her personal experience. Kerry is a really friendly host. When making the candles Kerry had a really lovely selection of fragrances to choose from. I really had a great time and can't wait to burn my candle! Would highly recommend this workshop.
Lovely way to spend a morning - the whole workshop was very well organised, Kerry makes you feel very welcome in her home and is a great teacher! Small group, very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out all about candle making while making your own to take home. Really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend to others!
Who knew there was so much to candle making?! An excellent and very informative course about making soy wax candles. Kerry was very knowledgeable about her craft and made us feel welcome in her home, providing us with gorgeous refreshments during the course. We came away having made our own fragranced candle - a lovely reminder of a morning well spent. An excellent Mother' s day gift!!
Totally loved Kerry's candle making workshop.. really good fun and loved the finished article. Also really enjoyed meeting all the people at the workshop a great combination of different characters were doing the course. Temple is a lovely place and kerrys kitchen is the perfect location- amazing scones too - highly recommended!!
Had a wonderful morning, with a lovely group of girls, discovering the science behind candles and candle making. Kerry was very informative and talked us through how she began to make candles and the simple things you can use around the home to make them. We then each picked a scent and made our own candle. This workshop was well worth the money and highly recommended.
Going to this workshop with my two grown-up daughters was such fun. Kerry is such a delightful, friendly and informative person and you couldn't fail to feel at home in her beautiful house. I would highly recommend attending this workshop!
The perfect Way to spend a Saturday morning, Kerry is warm and friendly from The moment she opens the door to you into her beautiful home. I certainly learnt a lot and came away feeling really positive.
Kerry provides an excellent morning learning how to make candles. She is lovely, friendly and answered everyone's questions. I left with a beautiful candle and the confidence to make my own at home. We also had lovely home made scones and a cuppa what more could you want from a Saturday morning! I would highly recommend, I went by myself but it would be great to go with friends as well.
A fantastic workshop full of information and fun! Kerry explained clearly the different types of waxes, oils and of course gave us the chance to make our own "can to candle" product. I took my teenage daughter and we both had a lot of fun, hopefully a new hobby we can both share! Kerry was a first class teacher (and her scones were yummy too!)
What a fabulous way to spend a morning; surrounded by candles, fragrances and good company. Kerry generously shares her knowledge, experiences and expertise as a candlemaker in the relaxing atmosphere of her beautiful kitchen. A warm welcome awaits anyone who is interested in learning the process of candle-making and by making one yourself to take away, you get to make the experience last that little while (actually quite a long while as you will be using soy wax to make your candles!) longer. I can highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to start a new hobby or who is just looking for a little bit of quality "me" time. Thank you Kerry for a great morning and I look forward to seeing your business go from strength to strength. x
Had a super morning with Kerry. What a fabulous Christmas present from my lovely friend Anna. I had no idea what to expect and it was wonderful. Kerry really knows her stuff is super friendly and it was a pure pleasure to learn from her. The group were lovely. Such a lovely way to spend a morning. I have already recommended it to some friends.
Had a great morning at Kerry's workshop, loved pouring my own candle and making pine cone firelighters. Interesting session that was relaxed and very friendly, scones were a bonus. Also learned lots about the 'science' of candle burning
I had a fantastic time at the course. Kerry's passion for candles shines through. I learnt so much about candles, it's not just about striking a match
Would thoroughly recommend this course I came alone but met some wonderful new people and left with my own candle which I am very proud of
A natural host and story teller,Kerry makes you feel welcome from start to finish.Her genuine enthusiasm for her products shines through as she takes you through the process of making soy wax candles and I was amazed at how much she managed to fit in, in a fairly short period of time. Kerry is very generous in sharing her knowledge and giving lots of hints and tips for candle making success.
The workshop was conducted in a really relaxed but extremely professional manner , the group size was just right and it was lovely to meet up with and have a wee blether with new people over candle wax and home made scones - not at the same time of course!
Great value for money and a fantastic feeling leaving with a beautiful fragranced candle made by ME !
Thank you Kerry.
We had a great morning at the course. Came away confident in making more at home. I thought it was really good value for money in a lovely kitchen! Kerry was great at giving us instructions and trying to keep us lot under control which she managed well! Looking forward to the next one.
This Candlemaking workshop is really fun and interesting. Kerry is a delightful host and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I came all the way from London to do this Course and I can't recommend it enough. I always have to buy around thirty gifts at Christmas so by doing this course I will save myself a lot of money as the candles not only smell devine but look very professional.
Had a wonderful morning at Temple on the candle making workshop! Kerry was very knowledgable about soy wax candle making. We learnt so much about technique,the do's and dont's of candle making and even some basic skills about how to burn a candle! Kerry is such a natural at bringing people together, whilst teaching us the basic skills of candle making. Mid morning while waiting for the candles to set we had coffee and homemade scones and got to know the other people at the workshop.
I had a fun morning, a few laughs and brought a candle home and a starter pack to make another one!
I would highly recommend this workshop!