sandy, I used to make candles all the time...made some really neat ones.
I'd get something in my head (like a hamburger) and make a candle that looked just like a hamburger.
For the hamburger I would make the buns out of pouring the right color wax into a shallow bowl. When it was cooled, I'd pop it out and there was my bun! I made the hamburger by coloring the wax dark brown, then as it was cooling whipping it with a mixer..then forming a patty out of it. It looked just like a hamburger! Then I cooled a little flat pool of orange wax on a sheet of waxed paper. When it was almost cool I'd cut it into the shape of a piece of cheese, and while it was still pliable I'd make my hamburger...bun, burger, cheese dripping over the top of the burger, then the top bun...all held together by a little bit of hot wax. Then drill my tiny hole in the middle and add the wick.
I wish I had some pics of the ice cream soda candles I made a few Christmases ago...in antique soda glasses. They were cool.
I might just have to drag my candle stuff back out now!