How do you lengthen a candle wick? Use a lighter or hair dryer to soften the surface of the candle. You don’t have to melt the wax all the way. Just heat it up a little so the wax starts to soften. This will make it easier to push the wick into the candle.
How do you light a candle with a short match? Turn the candle upside-down to light it more easily.
Strike your lighter or match, then hold it directly under the candle wick. The flame should naturally reach up toward the wick, making it much easier to light. Flip the candle right-side-up as soon as the wick lights so you don’t spill any wax as it melts.
Can I light only 1 wick on 3 wick candle? If you decide to burn just one wick at a time, still do the first burn with all three wicks — then alternate between wicks for the single burns, so that you keep the level of wax more or less even across the surface of the candle.
How do you stop a candle from tunneling? The best way to fix candle tunneling is to prevent it from happening in the first place. And it’s very simple, too. To prevent tunneling, all you need to do is burn your candle long enough each time so that the entire top surface of wax is melted. This is especially important the first time you burn your candle!