Candle making is an old art, or should we say 'olde' because the word 'mould' is the Olde English way of saying the more modern word 'mold'. In current times, candle making is still very popular. Candle making moulds are part of the craft and art of candle making.Candles provided a source of light long ago and were made from tallow or animal fats mixed with other chemicals and poured into the molds. Modern candles use different types of moulds, depending on the type of candle a person is trying to make. Different candle moulds give candles different effects.There are three types of candles usually made. Taper everyday candle are made by having a wick dipped repeatedly into melted wax until the wick is heavily coated and becomes the candle. Some candles are poured into containers such as glass jars, and a wick is added to the cooling wax. The candle is burned right inside the container. Other candles require a candle making mould that the melted wax is poured into and allowed to cool inside. Later, the mould is peeled away or the wax separated from the mould using a separating agent.Candle making molds can be made from metal, rubber and plastic, or even glass. Rubber and plastic are preferred because they are easy to manufacture and can thus be designed into many different shapes. Their flexibility allows them to be pulled from candles very easily, especially those that have intricate design shapes.Metal candle moulds have a longer life than rubber and plastic or latex moulds, but can still be dented. They also don't come in as many shapes, nor do their glass counterparts. Glass moulds leave a glossy and perfect finish on the final candle's surface, but this means there won't be much room to add details or a pattern.Home made candle moulds can be made out of almost anything. The more common home made moulds are made from waxy cardboard, usually used to hold chips in a tube, or that come with Chinese take-out dishes.