We're doing an Advent wreath this year, so I offered to make the candles instead of buying some. I think it will add a nice personal touch. The candles I'll be making are short round pillar candles about 4 cm in diameter that should be a good match for our wreath.
Apparently Advent candles are purple and pink, which seem like kind of odd colours to me. Our Advent wreath will be nice and simple. A green wreath from the craft store and four candles that I"ll make using pink and violet that I found in a stash of wax dye blocks that used to belong to Connie's mom. A fifth candle will be just plain white. Now it should just be a matter of getting the colour intensity right. Wax dye blocks are pretty concentrated and it doesn't take much to colour a batch of wax, but at least now I don't have to worry about mixing colours to get what I need.
It's been a while since I last made candles. My candle making gear has been sitting in a box in the garage for a few years, so I'll have to spend some time cleaning them up before anything gets melted and poured. Will be fun to make a few candles again.