This weekend I decided it was close enough to fall I could break out the Halloween mantle and my little wizarding end table. It had a skull, a couple spiders, a dragon's claw, and a mummy hand, but something was missing.
Luckily, I had an excess of 2 inch PVC pipe, and piles of glue sticks.
Time to make my own dribbly wizard candle.
Cut out a small foam section to place inside your candle and hot glue that inside to hold said tealight. Put it low enough that only part of the light is viewable to keep it looking more realistic.
Now lay out a section of wax paper and put your pipe on top.
Go back over the top a few more times to create layers of dripping wax.
Let that dry and harden, then go through the annoying task of picking off strings. This will make you question humanities place in the cosmos, that's normal.
Now spray paint your candle white.
Using water and layers, add brown to the edges then wipe it away with a paper towel. This will take some playing to get it down to the look you want, don't be afraid to screw up. You can always paint it over again.
Now you are no longer a slave to Big Wax. Don't forget the stuffed crocodile.