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In Person Candle Making Workshops

Beginners Candle Making Workshop

  • In 2.5 hours you can create 2 of your own beautifully crafted Vegan candles with your choice of 4 – 6 luxury fragrance oils from our core scent library. 
  • Large luxury scented candle with beautiful silver lid. 
  • 115g Travel candle 



Few crafts are as satisfying as making your very own gorgeous handmade candles. 

You’ll be warmly welcomed after your journey with a cuppa, settle into your workspace to sit beside your friend meet your fellow makers from around Britain. 

It’s a fun class where you’ll be carefully guided.

In this class, you’ll discover that you are a creative at heart and enjoy the mental benefits of taking time out of your busy life to chill and relax 

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

 You’ll be confident to take the skills you have learned to re create at home in your kitchen. 

The last 1/2 hour of the class is spent with a chilled glass of Prosecco in crystal glasses paired with handmade scones with jam. Selection of herbal teas & coffee. 

You’ll take your fabulous candles home with you on the day. 

*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. 

Places always book fast so don’t miss out – (if you don’t see availability check on Masterclass)

(Participants: 4 class members 18+) 

*If you want a private class for 4 or 6 email me jo@jomacfarlane.com


At your in person Candle, diffuser & wax melt workshop you’ll be treating 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, so don’t worry if you have never made anything in your life before. 

1. 220g Large luxury scented candle marbled with the colours of your choice. Finished with a silver lid.

2. Heart Wax melts.

3. 110g Diffuser with choice of Porex® reeds, rose or chrysanthemum flower. 

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

The hardest part is deciding on which of the 6- 8 luxury fragrances from our core scent library to choose from. 

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

If you don’t see availability check on the Beginners class. 

(Participants :4  class members 18+)

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


Jo MacFarlane is passionate to help you kickstart your candle journey. She is a leading luxury candle maker in Fife,  Scotland – winner of Businesswoman of the Year 2023. 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, Sheraton 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 jo@jomacfarlane.com 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 jo@jomacfarlane.com 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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