Brought my daughter in today to make a candle and support a local business for Small Business Saturday and had a great experience! Staff are friendly and attentive, we were offered bottle water and cupcake samples! It doesn't get much better than that! I initially was just going to watch my daughter but then decided to join the fun and made a beautiful Christmas tree candle! Thank you Candle Collective! We will be back! -Megan Parker
"We had an absolutely fantastic time - a big thank you!" - Barbara Jones
 It was a fantastic place to take my niece & nephew to make our own candles and celebrate a birthday by doing something special !!!! We all had lots of fun and the candles are so nice with the wonderful scents....helpful and friendly owners too! -Cynthia Zak
 Amazing place, can't wait to start making candles for family members and friends. Something unique and well thought about in the area. -Ryan Triller
Whether you're looking to stop in quick and buy a few candles, or have a seat and make your very own...this place is perfect! -Mindy Gilman
I brought my niece tonight for Flicks and Wicks. Catherine, Sandy, Shannon and Megan were so kind to us. We spent time creating our very own candles with the scent of our choice, had some tasty treats and enjoyed a movie! Fun! We'll be back! Thank you all for a fun night! -Heather Varney
   I went this evening and had a fantastic time. The owners are upbeat and easy to talk to, which is important to new customers. The candle making process is fun, stress releasing, and creative. I plan to be back and bring more friends!!!- Chris DeConno
 So much fun, my candles turned out so pretty! - Emily Shields
My daughter lives in this area and I came to visit her. Had such a great time and LOVE the beautiful candles we made which will remind us both of spending time together as we light our candles apart!  Barbara Meringolo
 I've ordered candles from here and had them shipped all the way to Hawaii where I live. They are beautiful and smell amazing. I get compliments on them often! -Cara Mancini
We love the Candle Collective! It's a very one of a kind experience, and you leave with a beautiful work of art which you created! Please support this wonderful venture! -Ashley Cofrancisco 
My husband and I found this place just by googling things to do in and around Saratoga springs. We really enjoyed our experience there , the staff are very pleasant and helpful. I recommend this to anyone who wants the experience of making your own candle it's does not take long and it's quite relaxing. �we even let them put our picture on the website. -Mary Bourque Evans
Thank you so much for a really amazing afternoon. My family and I enjoyed it thoroughly. You all were so friendly, helpful and kind. The staff explained the process of making a Candle, gladly answered all of our questions, and created a fun, exciting atmosphere. Santa was amazing as well. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back in the future. -Justin Durso

How To: Make A Critter Candle

Did you know that your candle is not just limited to your favorite scent and colors?! Here at The Candle Collective, your candle making options are truly endless! To take your candle one step further than choosing the colors and scents that are the most ‘you’, you can choose from wax cutouts that we call “critters” to add to your custom candle.

So how does it work? Let’s take a look!

Choose Your Critters

We have many different shapes to choose from! Animals, holiday themes, nature, mermaids and more!

Critter Candle Shapes

Choose Your Candle Shape and Colors

We have tons of molds to pick from and lots of brightly colored wax to fuel your creativeness.


critter candle mold critter candle colors

Design Your Candle

You can decide if you’d like to use your critters to create a mural on the side of your candle, display them on top of it, or both! Get creative and have fun, that’s what arts & crafts are all about.

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Place Your Critters

Once you’ve decided on your design, now it’s time to strategically place your shapes in your custom candle mold. We love seeing the ideas you come up with!

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Fill It In

Now that your critters are just where you want them, it’s time to fill in the rest of your candle mold with broken up wax pieces from those beautiful colors you chose earlier!

Fill in your critter candlewax in critter candle

Bring It All Together

Finally, hold everything together at our pour station, where The Candle Collective staff will add the scent of your choice and pour melted wax into your mold. Let everything solidify and voila! You have a custom candle creation to take home with you.

finish your custom critter candle

Candle making is a wonderful way to get creative, express yourself and have some quality family fun. At The Candle Collective, there are a million ways you can put your beautiful essence into a beautiful candle creation. So come get crafty with custom candle creating at The Candle Collective in Ballston Spa!