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IHDE-Kerzen GmbH & Co. KG Kerzenfabrik 
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IHDE-Kerzen GmbH


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For making garden torches you can use discoloured rests of wax and wax mixtures.

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Due to the very big wick impureness doesn’t matter a lot. Garden torches are only supposed to burn outdoors because they produce much soot.

Firstly, soak the wick in hot wax and let it cool afterwards.

Fill some liquid wax into a flower pot made of clay. If there was a hole at the bottom of the flower pot, it would have to be closed first of all. Let it cool until you can...

...make a hole into the almost solidified wax. You can use a spoon-handle, for instance.

Stick the cooled, solid wick into the soft wax.


Ready. But remember: only let it burn outdoors!!!


Hand torches: (Photos will appear in the following days)

Fix a torch wick of about 25 cm (the exact length depends on the dipping tank) to a wooden bar. Therefore you’ll need some wire. Make sure that it is fixed very well! If not, the burning part of the torch can fall down without any control which can easily end in a fire.

Now it has to be dipped head first into wax until your torch has reached the wished size, just as if you dip candles. Remember to let it cool in between.

Before you can light your torch, you have to free the wick at the upper end that is now covered by some wax. You can easily do it with a knife or something alike.