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How To Make Silicone Candle Molds For Custom Candle Making

How To Make Silicone Candle Molds For Custom Candle Making

How To Make Silicone Candle Mold

How To Make Silicone Candle Mold Silicone candle molds are super easy and the best way to make unique candles. I’ve been making silicone molds of everything from corn on the cob to fruit loops, and I love the opportunity to make my own candles. With silicone rubber, you can make unique shapes using candle wax, beeswax, or really any type of wax. When it comes to mold making, there are so many different kinds two-part molds, one-piece molds, plaster molds, and the list goes on. Molds can be made for a candle-making project or a large sculpture piece. For smaller objects, silicone mold rubbers work best.

What you’ll need to make a silicone mold

For this specific mold project, I will be using fruit loops.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial for How To Make Silicone Candle Mold

1. Using your hot glue gun, glue the fruit loops to the bottom of the plastic container. Make sure the plastic container is twice as deep as the thickness of the fruit loops. Once the hot glue is dry, you can begin the mold making process.

Hand place the fruit loops into the plastic container with hot glue

2. The silicone rubber comes in two separate jugs labeled Part A and Part B. Pour equal parts of each into a bowl. Mix well until both parts are thoroughly blended. Do not mix too vigorously otherwise there will be too many bubbles/air holes. Typically, it takes 3-5 minutes to mix thoroughly.

Mix the silicone rubber according to the directions

​3. Pour the blended silicone rubber over the fruit loops. Move slowly and thoroughly. You should have sufficient time to get the job done – the silicone rubber takes about an hour to start hardening.

4. Once the silicone is poured over the fruit loops, you might notice that there are some bubbles. This is a normal step in the mold-making process. Tapping the side of the plastic container will bring the bubbles to the top of the surface. The air bubbles on the mold bottom will begin popping. Be sure not to add a hot plate or any strong heat source to ensure the mold doesn’t cure faster than it should. You can also pop the bubbles using a utility knife.

5. Wait 24 hours and then begin to release the mold from the fruit loops. The fruit loops might break at the bottom of the mold, but that is totally fine! The bottom of the plastic container is now the top of the silicone mold. Make sure the mold sets at room temperature.

Remove your items from the mold after 24 hours

6. The silicone mold will have lots of crumbs if you are working with something porous or edible. If you are working with small toys or parts, this will not be the case. However, for this project, I needed to do some cleaning to get the molds ready.

7. To clean the molds, soak in soapy warm water and use a toothbrush if necessary to get all of the crumbs or particles out of the crevices. Let dry.

If necessary, clean the silicone molds before use

What to do with the finished silicone mold

Silicone molds can be used for all kinds of candles, including candles with intricate designs at the top of the candle, beeswax candles, soap molds, and they can even be used as resin molds. Silicone molds shouldn’t be used for anything hotter than hot wax. If you’re using resin, make sure it is the right type of silicone rubber mold.

​With a silicone mold, you can add essential oil, melted wax, and fragrance oils to create different shapes and a beautiful finished candle! Check out this post to see how I used these wax Fruit Loops in a custom candle.