My absolute favorite part of the candle-making process is peeling the mold off the candle and seeing how it turned out.
One of the most important parts of making your own candles is to make sure you have a straight wick. If you don't, the candle will gutter, which is where wax starts dripping down the side of the candle. This will also happen when the wick is too small and can't absorb all the melted wax in the puddle that is on the top of the candle, when this happens, it spills. Another major problem is if a candle has air pockets in it. This causes the candle to flicker. It will also do this if there is a draft in the room or someone walks by the candle too quickly.