Instead of buying wicks at a craft store when you're making homemade candles, make wicks at home. when making a wick, make sure it fits the type of candle you're creating; if a wick is the wrong thickness, the candle won’t burn correctly. Thinner braided wicks are for smaller candles, and thicker strings are for bigger candles.
When it comes to candles: it’s all about the wick. The best way to ensure your candles have premium wicks is to craft candle wicks with borax. 20 Mule Team Borax helps create long-lasting candle wicks (which help reduce ash and eliminate smoke problems, too). PLUS-- It’s super-simple to make! Click through for our simple DIY
Homemade Plant Wicks. Part of the series: Gardening & Plant Care. Homemade plant wicks require a few key tools, like a small strip of polyester batting. Make handmade plant wicks with help from an experienced horticulturist in this free video clip.