Happy New Year! My first blog post of 2020 so let’s make it a fun one! It was my birthday this past Saturday and with Joe’s birthday being only a few days after mine, we decided to spend the whole day together doing fun activities. Although the brunch we had at White Dog Cafe and the dinner we had at Giorgio on Pine was delicious, the highlight of our day was candle making at Paddywax.
Their Philadelphia location opened up a few months ago. They also have a handful of locations across the country. For one candle making class it costs $40 a person. With this class you get to make one candle and receive 20% off any items they are selling in the store.
The Candle Making Experience
Paddywax is a BYOB place so it’s great to bring a bottle of wine to split. Since Joe and I decided to join a class last minute, we didn’t have time to pick up a bottle, but that’s okay. We still had a blast! Before starting the class, one of the employees will walk you through the process. What’s really unique to Paddywax is all the vessels for the candles are meant to be repurposed after the candle is completely burnt through. Some of them can be used as potters for plants, one could be used as a soup bowl, a few can be used as decorative storage containers, and the list goes on.
After you select the vessel, you get to pick out your scent. Even though Joe and I were making our own candles, we both ended up picking Driftwood + Indigo for our scents.
Next, you are walked through the process of putting the candle together. This involves sticking the wicks to the bottom of your vessel and measuring out your scent and wax. Once the wax is poured, you’re done! Unfortunately, you can’t take your candle home right away. It has to sit for 4 hours so you can go back later or another day or ship the candle home for $8.
Lastly, once you finish your candle, you have the option to go back and have them remake your candle for you for a discounted price or you can take another candle making class with your vessel for a discounted price.
Needless to say, Joe and I couldn’t wait to pick up our candles the next day. They smell so good! We will definitely be going back.
Have you tried candle making yet? Comment below.