A simple way of making your own candles by melting tealights into new shapes. You will need small metal forms ( we used small cupcake tins), tea lights ( we calculated we could have 2 tea lights in each, and it was right ), and ovenproof plate and an oven.
Take out the tea lights from their holders and stack 2 tea lights on top of each other by letting the lower candle´s wick go through the top one too. Put the forms on the plate and put it in a reheated oven ( note: not the micro wave as there is metalparts here ). The candles melt quickly, and you can take them out again when there is still lumps of unmelted candle, as it will melt in the hot mixture. Before they start to harden you can straighten the wick a bit. Let the harden and give them away for Christmas.