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Beginners candle making kit + online video

Candle making kit and online videos


Learn candle-making in the comfort of your own home.

We have launched an online version of our beginner's candle-making workshop, which includes everything you need to learn and make candles at home: the equipment, materials, user guides, videos, ongoing live webinars, online support group and membership to Facebook Masterclass.

You will also receive a voucher so that when we are at last allowed out again, you have the option to join one of our face-to-face workshops in Marlow or London at a discounted rate so you can continue your candle-making journey with us in person.
For reviews see our face-to-face workshops which are also listed on Craft Courses.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

In the kit you learn how to make a pillar candle, fragranced container candle and three rolled beeswax candles.

Workshop and kit includes:

Candle-making kit (which we post to you):

>>Wax melter
>>Dial thermometer
>>Tin container and lid x 1
>>Reusable pillar mould x 1
>>Wicks x 11 and wicking sticks x 2
>>Fragrance oil x 1
>>Dye x 2
>>Soy pillar wax (250g)
>>Soy container wax (250g)
>>Beeswax sheets x 4
>>22 page step-by-step printed guide with colour photos

Plus access to the online workshop:

>>20 step-by-step videos covering equipment and candle-making techniques

>>Ongoing live webinars to learn new techniques and make more candles at home using the equipment in the kit

>>Membership of our Facebook support group


Sarah Ditchfield at Candle by Events
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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Live online tuition
- - #29991

I had my reservations about signing up for an online craft workshop, but these were soon forgotten once the course started. Sarah's passion for candlemaking is obvious and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I was particularly inspired by Sarah's suggestions on different containers that could be used for candles and a number of bottle tops and other objects have now been upcycled and given a new lease of life.

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you Dave, really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.

Live online tuition
- - #29981

I took part in a zoom workshop run by Sarah. She conducted the workshop very professionally. She was also very knowledgable in candle making. Her kit had everything in it and everything was packed well and the wax was all weighted into packages. She guided us step by step how to make each type of candle and gave us some very insightful knowledge on how to pick the right type of wick and how much wax and fragrance to use, and the various types of dye. I had a very enjoyable time learning how to make candles and I would recommend this workshop to anyone who would like to learn a new skill.

She is also very helpful and answers question even after the workshop is over. She does not leave you high and dry to figure out things on your own after the workshop. I am happy to have met her as she has been very helpful in my pursuit to learn the skills of candle making.

Response from Candle by Events:

Hi Suzie, thank you for your kind words, really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.

Live online tuition
- - #29961

I absolutely loved making these candles! Such fun and the step by step guide was easy to follow and beautifully written!
Not only do you get beautiful homemade candles that you can show off to your friends, you get to learn a fun new skill!

- oh and the snapdragon fragrance is AMAZING!

Vey pleased with my candles and I'll definitely be making more in future!

Response from Candle by Events:

So pleased you enjoyed the kit and you found the step by step guide easy to follow :)

Live online tuition
- - #29960

Myself and my mum had booked on to a candle course but due to the current pandemic it was obviously cancelled. We took the offer of transferring to this online course and we are so happy we did. We are officially hooked on candle making. The kit comes with all the bits you need and what isn’t in the kit is found around your home for example a measuring jug. A complete printed guide is accompanied by the online videos which gave clear instruction on what we had to do. I cannot wait to try more and play with my new found creative skill. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for an intro in to this craft. Thank you Sarah.

Response from Candle by Events:

So glad you enjoyed the online workshop and you have discovered a new hobby :)

Craft kit or book
- - #29933

Done the online course due to isolation events and am so glad I did. My world has been opened up to candle making!

I’m new to it and want to eventually sell wax tarts. The course covers many variety of candles and the live workshop was fantastic - I felt like I was in the actual workshop with Sarah! I ordered the online candle making which included the kit (which was very generous and everything you need to get started and more).

Sarah is thorough and patient, and I thought it’s great that she has Q&A after every section of the course completed.

Can’t wait to do the advance course.

Thank you Sarah 🕯

Craft kit or book
- - #29934

The kit was excellent and includes a nice variety - a pillar candle, a fragranced container candle and a rolled beeswax candle, so there are three different projects to learn. Dyes and fragrances are also included as well as a handy pan, for double boiling, and thermometer. Sarah is so generous with her knowledge. I've gone back to her to ask her many more questions since the class and she has always been very happy to help with where to get supplies and how to fix some of the problems I've encountered when experimenting with new candle ideas.

Craft kit or book
- - #29935

Joined the on-line course 2 weeks ago which was great. Everything arrived perfectly packed prior to the class, and as a complete beginner to candle making I was very excited.

Sarah was great, very friendly and she definitely knows her stuff and how to pass on her knowledge to her pupils. We made 3 different types of candles - container, pillar and rolled beeswax and I was so pleased that they all turned out so well. I have already bought more supplies and am experimenting with different wicks, colours, fragrances and containers. Sarah’s Facebook group has also been really helpful and I’m looking forward to joining more online sessions. Thanks to Sarah I am now hooked on making my own candles.

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