Eric Ebeling is an editor of the Stackpole How-to-Basics series.
Have you ever admired the gorgeous scented candles displayed in shops, or online at websites like Etsy, Instagram and DecoratorsWisdom.com? Have you ever yearned to understand how, exactly, candles are made? Would you be interested in learning how to make your own candles to give as gifts to your inner circle or keep for yourself? Or perhaps you've already attempted to make your own candles, but they turned out so badly that you got discouraged with the craft. Maybe the candles you made wouldn't burn, and you don't understand where you went wrong. Or maybe they turned out too soft or too hard to remove from the mold you used, leaving you frustrated and confused about how to fix the problem. If any of these scenarios describes your situation, there's a book you're really going to want to add to your library ASAP. It's called Candle Making Basics: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started. Whether you're a complete beginner at candle-making or you need some help with fixing mistakes you're making when crafting your own candles, I think you're going to be really excited about this book.--artswithcrafts.com