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In Person Candle Making Workshops

Beginners Candle Making Workshop

  • In 2.5 hours you can create 2 of your own Vegan candles with luxury fragrance oils and soy wax. 
  • 1.220g Large luxury scented candle with silver lid. 
  • 2.115g Travel tin



Few crafts are as satisfying as making your very own gorgeous handmade gifts, or maybe you’ll keep them for yourself (I know what most people do after they see how gorgeous they are) 

You’ll be warmly welcomed after your journey with a cuppa, settle in to your workspace, meet your fellow makers and don a Jo Macfarlane apron.

In this class, you’ll discover that you are a creative at heart and enjoy the benefits of taking time out of your busy life to be a maker for a few hours. 

Treat yourself to a relaxing few hours in this candle making session with award winning candle maker Jo who has been making candles for 10 years. She creates candles for high end luxury clients such as Porsche, Waldorf Astoria, Novotel and The Old Course Hotel as well as teaching candle making online in 16 countries. 

Discover the art of candle making but without the technical jargon and specialist equipment. 

By the time you’re finished, you’ll be confident to take the skills you have learned to re create at home in your kitchen. 

*BONUS* Access to the online Candle Making Made Easy course after you leave PLUS 20% discount off the Advanced online & Build a candle business course. 

*This is a beginner’s level workshop with no previous experience required. We have additional courses if you have already made candles and want to take your candle making to the next level. 

Complete your candle making session with a chilled glass of Prosecco (afternoon session only) paired with handmade scones or herbal teas & coffee. 

We are around 1hour by car from Edinburgh, Scotland. 

(Participants: 6 class members) 

*If you want a private class for 6 email me


In this in person Candle, diffuser & wax melt workshop in Anstruther you’ll be making 3 of your favourite things

Treat yourself to a relaxing few hours in this 3 – 4 hour session with award winning candle maker Jo who has been making candles for 10 years. She will guide you safely through the stages so you feel confident to take your new skills home to your kitchen table. 

This is a beginners workshop. 

1. 220g Large scented candle filled with luxurious fragrance oil

2. Wax melts

3. 110g Diffuser with choice of Porex reeds. 

Jo keeps the workshop jargon and technical equipment free so you feel comfortable to concentrate on making. 

Enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco in crystal glasses and selection of teas and coffee to enjoy with your hand made scones.

(Participants :6 class members )

*please read T’s & C’s as courses are non refundable


Jo MacFarlane is an award winning candle maker in Scotland. Her love for the craft sparked the idea to create Scotland’s first candle making workshop in 2016. She has her own brand of candles and works with Luxury clients and hotel chains across Scotland and London such as Porsche, Waldorf Astoria and The Old Course Hotel. She has had her candles featured in Forbes, The Guardian and 25 Beautiful Homes Magazine, Stylist Magazine and many more. 

She is also bestselling author of Ask & Act – 10 tips for Entrepreneurs and runs a podcast on Apple & Spotify ‘Lighting the world one candle at a time’


Great class and super teacher. I made two candles both of which turned out perfectly and burned with no wastage. Can’t wait to attend the Advanced Class next. Worth every penny. P.S. The box and bag come from one of Jo’s professionally made candles, the packaging was so cool I had to include it with my own goodies


My sister and I were given a voucher for Jo Macfarlane’s candle making course. It was really great. Jo is an extremely nice person and the course was superb. Not only did we take home two lovely candles but also had Prosecco and great scones as well. I thoroughly recommend this course and will make more candles sometime.


We had such a fun time making our candles with the lovely Jo, and learnt so much, going to become a candle maker now

I recently spent the afternoon with Jo on her candle making workshop, I took my mum along for her birthday. Jo is just lovely, so friendly and welcoming. Candle towers is the coziest little workshop. I loved learning the correct techniques and made 2 candles that smell absolutely divine! Cannot recommend Jo’s candle making workshop enough, I’ve got the bug now and have made a few at home with the knowledge Jo has taught me  we can’t wait til we attend the advanced workshop in the new year! The lovely treats Jo gave us at the end while our candles were curing were the perfect finishing touches!I won’t give away her secret..! Thanks so much Jo! X


I have previously attended one of Jo’s fabulous Candle Making Workshops which was such a friendly, personal, educating and lovely morning (with added home-baking which was delightful!) Fast forward to my own candle making journey and I truly appreciate how knowledgeable Jo really is in all aspects of the craft. A fab morning and would highly recommend!


Where’s the Workshop located?

We’re located at Murray Studios, 21 Cunzie Street, Anstruther Ky10 3DF with plenty of access to street parking but allow yourself plenty of time. 

We suggest using Google Maps so that you get detailed, accurate directions to the workshop. 

How many people do I need to bring to book a class?

The workshop can accommodate 6 participants. Even if you’re attending the workshop solo or with friends, we make it a fun and inviting experience for all. 

Is the workshop very technical?

We have designed it for complete beginners and definitely no technical jargon. If you are looking to start your own candle making business we recommend the Build a Candle Business online course

Are your courses refundable?

All our courses are non refundable so please contact us if you have any questions, you can have someone attend in your place, informing us of their details with a full 7 days notice period. You can also reschedule to another date, out with the 7 day period so I have time to find another attendee or call us 03332420342

What is your age restriction? It is recommended participants are 18 to attend.

Will I be able to take my items home on the day? Yes everything will be ready for you to take home and enjoy in our branded gift bag. 

Unfortunately we can’t accommodate last minute +1’s or dogs, there is a lovely beach a few steps away for your dogs to enjoy. And lots of local cafes and restaurants. 

Our space is wheelchair accessible but please let us know in advance so we can set up the space accordingly. 

More Questions?

Feel free to send me an email at or give me a call at 03332420342

“What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. From the wonderful scents to the beautiful packaging not to mention the prosecco and scones, this was a birthday present to remember!”

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in person Workshops

Dates & Availability

Welcome – click below or the bar above- this is where you can book and pay directly with ease for your workshop. 

This is what we look like from the outside! (blink and you’ll miss us) We are the street behind This & That Gift shop on the left as you get to the bottom of the hill, on the seafront. 

Murray Studios, 21 Cunzie Street, Anstruther Ky10 3DF  – plenty parking on the streets outside. Google My Business Maps To help you find us! Around 1 hour by car from Edinburgh, 45mins from Dundee and 2 hours from Glasgow. We are also accessible by bus. 

You will receive a confirmation 24hrs and 1 Hour before. I look forward to welcoming you. Jo

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