Candle Making Class: Real Gemstone Pillar Candles

Learn how to make gorgeous pillar candles using real gemstones

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $120 - $130 (or 4 payments of $30 - $32.50 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $125 applies if you book into a public session 30+ days ahead, otherwise $130 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $120 for 4+ guests; price varies across dates)

Are you ready to get creative and make your very own pillar candles? Join Mel from Dragonfly Creative Workshops at any of the following locations Brisbane, Tamborine and Sunshine Coast to have a go at this amazing candle making class!

Working with non-toxic, fully refined high-quality waxes (such as sustainable palm wax, we will teach you the techniques required to make your very own pillar candles using real gemstones.

You can choose to make a rustic, gemstone or layered candle and at the end of the class, you'll take home two beautiful pillar candles and melts that look amazing.

Everything is hands-on from preparing, measuring, melting, mixing and pouring your own candles. You'll be supported by Mel, who will also provide you with lots of handy hints on mould preparation, blending fragrances and essential oils, priming wicking, and how to avoid common problems in your candle making.

We're looking forward to taking you through the process of pillar candle making as once you start you'll instantly fall in love!

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 4 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
Beginners to intermediate level.
What you'll get
  • Two pillar candles and melts handmade by you!
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.
  • Two weeks of after-class support and advice via phone or email.
  • Comprehensive notes to use at home with step-by-step instruction.
What to bring
Candle making products can be purchased from us after the class, at an additional cost to you.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Dragonfly Creative Workshops is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


869 Mundoolun Connection Road, Tamborine QLD and 1058 Anzac Avenue, Petrie QLD (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Dragonfly Creative Workshops
Dragonfly Creative Workshops

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5.0 stars (15+)

Welcome to our creative workshops. We are excited that you have made it here and can’t wait to share our love of all things handmade. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or trying your hand at creativity for the first time, we have many workshops (listed below) for you to choose from!

Mel loves sharing her passions with you and the wide and varied classes are always fun and packed with useful information, skills and tips.

  • Jewellery Making Workshops
  • Candle Making Workshops
  • Soap Making Workshops
  • Bath Bombs Workshops
  • Skincare Workshops

We’re passionate about what we do and can’t wait to share it with you.

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Raeleen Fletcher Mar 2022

This class was so much fun. The teacher and her assistant are really friendly and so helpful with every aspect of the candle-making. The candles are beautiful and were very enjoyable to make. Rae.

Rebecca Obrien Mar 2022

This class was a lot of fun and even though some of the techniques were a little tricky, the lovely Mel and her helpers were on hand to assist. I can’t wait to light my amethyst candle! The materials are top quality and the atmosphere relaxed. I’ll be back to do many more classes with Mel.

Candle Making workshop review by Rebecca Obrien Sydney

Leah Ward Mar 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Once again Mel conducted an amazing class. Cute little venue. Amazing people. No question was too hard. I will definitely be doing more classes with Dragonfly.

Candle Making Class: Real Gemstone Pillar Candles review by Leah Ward

Marlo O'Dea Mar 2022

Teacher, best ever. Mel has a way with giving us the most effective assistance and explains everything very well.
Value for money, Yes, deffinately.
what I learned I can now use to make pillar candles at home.
Cant wait for some more workshops with Mel.
Venue, fantastic choice.

Katrina Young Mar 2022

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Super friendly instructors, great array of supplies to choose from and very interactive. Completed items to take home as well as printed instructions. Supplies on hand for buying if desired. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to make a totally different style of candle. Well done Mel.

Jo Parry Oct 2021

Really enjoyed the class, lots of knowledge and very helpful
Highly recommend it , really great

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Heather Ross Oct 2021

Great class only 3 of us so good for instruction and support.
Venue was good, materials all top class.

Candle Making workshop review by Heather Ross

Fiona Daniel Sep 2021

Great all round. Teacher explains everything. Gives great feedback on how you are progressing. All natural products

Winsome Carnegie Sep 2021

informative, easy to follow, organized
Mel is very patient with people and willing to share her passion and knowledge

Kaleen Faul Aug 2021

We did both the Gemstone Pillar and Intermediate workshops with Mel today after previously doing the Beginners with her a couple of months ago. We had an interesting and fun day learning new techniques with lots of hints and tips thanks ladies for a great day, can’t wait to practice what we learnt

Naomi Kroll Aug 2021

It was so much fun! It felt so good to be creative. I love candles but have never made them before so this was a beautiful moment. Lots of kind direction and got all my questions answered.
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