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
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
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
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
 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
 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 
 So much fun, my candles turned out so pretty! - Emily Shields
 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
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
"We had an absolutely fantastic time - a big thank you!" - Barbara Jones
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

Summer Candle Creation Inspiration

If you couldn’t tell already, we love making candles! One of the awesome things about custom candle creating is that you can make something for each season! With summer right around the corner, we went digging through our archives to find some summery candle making inspiration.

Here are some summer-inspired custom candle creations to help you really bring out the summer vibe in your home:

Under The Sea

Under the Sea candleSea Candle Creation

Nothing says summer quite like the ocean! These beautiful candle creations bring us right to a beach vacation with their under the sea vibes.


Patriotic candle

From Fourth of July to cookouts and bomb pops, summer provides plenty of opportunity to get patriotic. These red, white and blue candles would look amazing at your next cookout!

Summer Sunset

Summer Sunset Candle

There is something special about the sunset in the summertime, isn’t there? This beautiful sphere shaped candle that ombres from yellow to orange to red will feel like a glowing sunset once it’s lit.

Spell It Out

summer lovin candle

Sometimes you just have to shout how you feel from the mountain tops…or from the side of your candle!

Beach Life

Beach Life candleCustom Beach Candle

Much like our first summer-inspired candles in this post, these gorgeous creations have a beachy vibe. However, whereas the first ones really gave you the feeling of being under the water, these ones give a different perspective. If you can’t get to the beach this summer, you can at least pretend you are as you gaze at these beauties!

This summer we invite you to experience the joys of custom candle creating with us! In addition to open studio hours, we offer candle making birthday parties, field trips for summer camp, company events and other private events. To plan your next candle making event at The Candle Collective in Ballston Spa, please call 518-288-3695 or email wax@candle-collective.com. Happy Summer!