Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane

Learn how to make beautiful candles in Brisbane

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 4 to 20

label $80 (or 4 payments of $20 Afterpay)

Looking for fun Brisbane activities? Come and join us for a relaxing morning, afternoon or day making at our gorgeous venues at Yeronga or Petrie.

During the class, enjoy tea, coffee and a lovely morning/afternoon. We will supply everything you need from glassware to fragrance and colour. All products used are 100 per cent natural and of the highest quality.

What you'll receive:

  • Toolkit and accessories guidelines including wick selection for different types of containers and jars.
  • Step-by-step procedure for making handmade soy candles (this is a completely hands-on workshop).
  • Tips, tricks and creative enhancements.
  • Creating colourful candles using dyes.
  • Fragrance oils versus essential oils.
  • Learn how to use silicone moulds to make heart, flower or shape melts.

Please note our class sizes have been reduced to 10 so places are limited and filling up fast. We hope to see you on the day!

Knowledge required
This hands-on workshop is ideal for beginners.
What you'll get
You will take home all the candles you make on the day including:
  • Six to ten large candle melts using candy moulds.
  • Four tealight candles.
  • One small candle.
What to bring
All materials, tutorial and morning/afternoon tea provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.
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 nice gift for her or gift for mum.

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


CWA Community Hall Petrie; 9 School Road, Yeronga QLD and 1058 Anzac Avenue, Petrie QLD (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Dragonfly Creative Workshops
Dragonfly Creative Workshops

4.8 (106)
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.

Verified reviews

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Niki Anthoney Jun 2022

This was our 2nd class with mel! She is absolutely brilliant both in her teaching and technical capabilities! Everything is set out and ready to go (and learn)! We are booking in for the next class as we love doing them with her!

Kara Bond Jun 2022

The class was fun and informative. I was very happy with how much I got to bring home with me and that they served tea, coffee and morning tea. A great class!

Eva Janho Jun 2022

Simple process and highly achievable results awesome tutoring the candles and melts turned out first class

Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane review by Eva Janho

Jan Terese Jun 2022

Class was great! Aimed at first timers which we were. Not a suitable venue for my wheelchair as couldn’t get through one doorway. Teacher was patient and good.

Debbie Tidswell May 2022

My first attempt at Candle making and it was great. Interesting with good tuition and notes to bring home. Venue was very suitable size wise and easy to find. The break for coffee and cake was unexpected but appreciated. Cake was homemade too!

Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane review by Debbie Tidswell Sydney

Ben Lane May 2022

I got this course for my wife, and she absolutely loved it. The teacher was excellent, venue was easy to find and all materials were provided. She came home with lots of candles which was great. Definitely worth the money.

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Megan Maguire May 2022

Fabulous class with a lovely group of strangers! Our instructor was fantastic, welcoming and happy to share her knowledge.

Claire Grlj May 2022

Great session with Mel with a well equipped setup for each person including a wide range of scents and colours. Mel was knowledgeable and openly shared her top tips (and traps) for successful candle making. She also provided detailed written resources. Walked away with candles, melts and supplies to make more at home. Also joined the FB group for ongoing Q&A. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in candle making.

Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane review by Claire Grlj

Melissa Walsh May 2022

Very informative teacher. Only a small group so it was a relaxed and fun atmosphere to learn and create in. Generous amount of fragrances and colours to choose from when making our candles.

Peter Edwards Apr 2022

Welcoming, informative and created a comfortable fun atmosphere to learn how to make candles. Good at building confidence in making the candles.

Susan Lucas Apr 2022

The teacher was really knowledgeable and a great teacher. My daughter and I really enjoyed learning a new craft and I came away wanting to make some more candles

Lynda Dudman Apr 2022

Excellent teaching. All equipment provided and explained in detail. Support given when required. Melanie was very supportive and helpful I would go to her classes again. A morning well spent.

Angie Ward Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

I have always wanted to make candles so I joined class Bento and chose a Dragonfly creative workshops to show me how to create candles. The venue was held at the country womens association hall in Petrie. Be an early bird or park across at the train station as the venue is light on parking.
That said, the teacher Mel was absolutely lovely and most informative. There was an abundance of good quality materials to choose from and the class was good value for money. The beginners candle making class was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot. It fueled my curiosity to ask a lots of questions and Mel answered all my questions making me want to come back for more. Thanks Mel see you soon!

Bronwyn Conway Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a great class. Not as long as I expected but nonetheless it was informative and fun and I got to bring home some lovely melts and candles. The teacher was knowledgeable and helpful.

Kymberly Graham Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was great. It was a fun relaxed environment. Fun way to spend the day and meet new people.

Darren Briais Feb 2022

Teacher was very helpful, knowledgeable and patient. The venue was homely and very comfortable. The candle making was a joy. I highly recommend to everybody young and old.

Natalie Keogh Feb 2022

So much fun My daughter and I had an absolute blast Such a fun class to take and was super easy to follow

Rae Fletcher Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Seriously brilliant. I have booked in for a bunch of other classes with Mel now. I can't wait .

Samantha Morton Feb 2022

Such a great teacher and in a pleasant environment. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

Tammy Degen Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Venue was great
Teacher was nice and Friendly and helpful
Material provided were good
Candle making for beginners

Sofia Dimitriadis Nov 2021

Teacher was superb very thorough and clear on instructions and happy to answer any questions. I will recommend anyone wanting to start and learn a few things in candles and moulds best place to go. Enjoy

Melanie Cousins Nov 2021

Would be helpful to give instructions for parking before arrival
Morning tea a bit disappointing
Good selection of oils and colours

Melissa Walker Nov 2021

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

I had such an amazing day making candles with Mel. Such a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of candle making. The colours
and the scents were amazing. It was so hard to pick what I wanted to use.

Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane review by Melissa Walker

Cathy Billings Nov 2021

Fantastic. Loved it. Highly recommend.
Easy and fun.
Great teacher and very relaxed.
Going home to make candles right now

Candle Making workshop review by Cathy Billings

Suzy Piercy Nov 2021

The teacher was great! Very professional clear instructions and very patient with her students! Definitely will be booking more classes

Leanne Sheck Oct 2021

Mel was so helpful and informative, the venue was great and the class size great.

Will be back for some more classes

Michaela Ahern Oct 2021

Teacher amazing, took it at everyone’s pace, friendly and helpful love the class thanks

Felicity Marshall Oct 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews

This class was very well structured, and the teacher had a large amount of knowledge adge

Raelene Johnson Oct 2021

It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning and very informative. Would definately do other classes

Marlo O'Dea Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Welcoming reception, well organised. Best explanations, information and patience with repeat questions. All this in a save and friendly environment. Good timing with the projects, good variety of products. Help with orders and advise of coming workshops. Mel has been a perfect guide to my new found hobby. Thank you.

Candle Making Workshop for Beginners - Brisbane review by Marlo O'Dea

Jacqueline Heinrich Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Wonderful day, great teacher, great company. Learned so much about candle making. Makes a wonderful gift.

Lisa Mills-Cardoso Sep 2021

A fantastic class, well run with great resources. Will definitely look at doing the intermediate class. Thank you fir a great morning.

Tania Muldoon-Wessels Sep 2021

Mel was great. I really enjoyed the class. Highly recommend to anyone looking for some fun or interested in taking up candle making.
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