Candle carving, the art of personalising an existing candle by carving an intricate design into it, can bring the creativity and personality back to the candle making process. The process will allow you to design a candle that meets your stylistic needs and wants. The most common form of candle carving involves dipping an existing candle into wax and carving out sections to create a new, personalised design.Draw the design you want in your candle on a piece of tracing paper using a pencil. The lines must be exact and purposeful. You do not want confusion regarding the design once you start carving.