The very first article I wrote for this site was How to Make an Easy Votive Candle.
The editors at About wanted me to write a candle making article that was for the purest of beginners. A project that would allow them to try out candle making without a lot of investment in equipment or supplies. Well...Votives in Dixie Cups
fit the bill. And while it's a perfectly great way to make votive candles, metal votive molds and wick pins are so readily available, that I wanted to update the instructions.
So, while the steps for Making Votive Candles in Dixie Cups are still right, we're going to take a couple of shortcuts.