Want boutique-worthy pomp on a made-at-home pillar? Use a carving tool (Hobbies Department) to etch a word or pattern into the cooled wax. Then use a fine-tipped brush to apply metallic acrylic paint to the design.
Add ombre-style color to a taper candle by dipping the completed candle in tinted wax repeatedly—submerging a little less of the candle each time. Let the wax cool approximately 45 seconds between each dip.