If you want to have a go at candle making but would prefer not to have to melt wax then why not roll your own?
Step one - Place the white sheet of bees wax on the work surface and warm with the hair dryer. Then along one edge place the pre-dipped wick (see tricks of the trade) cutting so it is around 2.5cm (1") longer than the wax sheet.
Step two - Using your finger tips fold over the edge of the wax sheet to hold the wick in place.
Step three - Now roll the candle tightly ensuring both ends stay flat.
Step four - When you reach the ends use the tip of your thumb to press the end flat, so the candle does not unroll.
Step five - Cut the red wax sheet down to size (so that is rolls around the white candle once). Then using the cookie cutter cut out random heart shapes.
Step six - Warm the sheet of wax with the hair dryer, this will ensure the wax does not break during step seven.
Step seven - Line the bottom and top of the wax sheet with the white candle and gently roll it around the candle.
Step eight - To ensure the red sheet stays in place, use the tip of your thumb to press the edges of the wax sheet in place, along the full lenght.
Tricks of the Trade
Candle making - dipping wick When making rolled or floating candles it is easier to used a pre-dipped wick. Simple cut a lenght of wick and place in the molten wax whilst in the pan. Watch as the bubbles escape from the wick, once no more bubble escape remove the wick. Hold over the pan to allow wax to drip off then place to one side ready for use.