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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

  • What is the age requirement?
    Candle-making is an activity best suited for ages 9 and up. Please be advised should you bring your children younger than the age of 9 they will not be allowed to participate in candle-making. We do offer seasonal classes tailored for children during the summer and spring break.
  • How long does the process take?
    The Candle-Making process typically ranges from 1 hour to 1.5 hours. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to perfect your ideal scent and allow your candle to dry. While your candle is drying, feel free to enjoy our store's vibrant atmosphere, complete with entertaining games, or venture out to explore the surrounding area, which has a variety of restaurants and fun shops.
  • What kinds of payments do you accept?
    We are a cashless store and accept all major credit cards, as well as digital payment methods including Apple Pay, Cash App, Venmo, and PayPal.
  • Are reservations required or do you accept walk-ins?
    We do accept walk-ins although on weekends it's highly suggested that you make a reservation so that we can accommodate you better.
  • What is a Candle "Bar?"
    Our Candle "Bar" is a hands-on creative Candle-Making experience where you will select and customize your preferred scent, choose your perfect vessel, and add some fun add-ins to personalize your candle.
  • Can I bring my own food and beverages?
    Yes, here at Mission Crafts we are a BYOB space, so please feel free to bring those beverages and light snacks (Ex chips, candy, soda, etc). Note that you will need to bring your cups as we do not provide any of these items. If you come for your reservation with party platters (Ex charcuterie boards, sandwich/fruit trays, cupcakes, or any of the like) Your initial reservation fee will not be credited back to you as we will utilize this fee as a cleaning deposit. Limit one bottle of wine per pair, liquor is not allowed and there is a corking fee of $3 per bottle of wine.
  • Where do I park when arriving at the store?
    When you and your guest arrive at Mission Crafts you can find parking right across the street at Opportunity Homes as long as it's after 5 and or on weekends. The building that we are in also offers parallel parking around the building on S Flores, W Guenther, and E Rische.
  • How does the reservation deposit fee work?
    When reserving with us, a $5 reservation fee per participant is required. This deposit not only secures your seat but also acts as credit toward the total cost of your Candle-Making session upon arrival. Please be aware that the reservation fee is non-refundable once your reservation is booked and on our calendar. For instance, if you've paid for a group of 5 but only 4 attend the Candle-Making session, the reservation fee will only be credited for 4 participants. Further, if you have a reservation but need to cancel then your reservation fee will be held as a credit for a future Candle Making session, a class, or as a credit toward a purchase of gifts in-store (your credit never expires). This is due in part that your seats are secured for your date and time therefore no one else is able to book in.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost of your Candle-Making can range from $40 and up depending on the vessel you choose typically our vessels range from anywhere from $40-$50. To make your candle extra fun we have Mica dyes and wax accessories for an additional cost as well. When you book with us, a $5 per person reservation fee will be credited toward your Candle-Making session.
  • Can I take my Candle home that day?
    Yes, you can take your candle home the day of. The candle will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to dry. You also have the option to pick up your candle at a later time as well if you desire.
  • When will my candle be ready to light after making it?
    When you create a candle with us, it requires 72 hours to cure. After this curing period, your candle will be ready to light. For an even richer fragrance, allow it to sit for a longer duration.
  • How do I keep my candle from tunneling?
    1. First Burn: Ensure the first burn lasts long enough for the melted wax to reach the edges of the container. This can take 2-4 hours depending on the size of the candle. 2. Trim the Wick: Keep the wick trimmed to about 1/4 inch before each burn. A longer wick can cause uneven burning and tunneling. 3. Burn Evenly: Avoid burning the candle for too short a time, as this can cause tunneling. Allow each burn to reach the full melt pool across the top of the candle. We recommend you don't burn for 4-5 hours at a time to prevent excessive heat build-up. 4. Avoid Drafts: Place the candle in a draft-free area to ensure even burning. Drafts can cause the flame to flicker and lead to uneven melting. Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • How do I clean my vessel to repurpose or refill it?
    1. Remove Remaining Wax: Freezing Method: Place the candle in the freezer for a few hours. Once the wax is hardened, use a butter knife or spoon to gently pry out the remaining wax. 2. Remove Old Wick and Wick Holder: If the old wick and metal wick holder are still attached to the bottom of the container, use a butter knife or a pair of tweezers to remove them. 3. Clean the Container: Soap and Water: Wash the container with warm, soapy water to remove any wax residue and soot and you are ready to go!
  • Can I refill a candle from a past visit?
    At Mission Crafts, we encourage reusing your candle vessels! Bring in a previously empty and clean used vessel from us, and you'll receive 20% off on refills.
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