First I got out some old pans to make a double boiler to melt the candle wax. Not bad, the wax melted very well. Then I got my foil pan I purchased at the dollar store to pour some of the wax in so I could roll the pillars and tapers in.
This is where it all went wrong. I poured not a lot but just enough of the melted wax to coat the bottom of the foil pan. I rolled one of my tapers in the wax, then sprinkled with cinnamon. Ok, a little messy but not to bad. Then I rolled the taper again in the melted wax, which by now was starting to get congealed and not easy to work with. So thinking in order to keep the wax in a liquid state I would just place the foil pan on top of the double boiler to keep it heated by the steam. Not a bright idea!! I turned my back for a second and the pan fell off the boiler and face first onto my kitchen floor!!!! Oh no!! How in the world did that happen and how in the heck am I going to clean this mess up. Thank God for paper towels. I scooped up what I could, then painstakingly had to scrap, and scrap to get the rest up. What a mess.....
So, if you plan to try this at home, take my advice either don't sit your foil pan on top of the boiler water or just purchase candles already grungy!!!
Have a great weekend.