I am new at this candle thing. I read somewhere that the simplest candle is to pour the beeswax into a clean jar w/ a wick. We figured theywould be great Christmas presents. only problem is the tops of the candles cracked. We tried re-melting the wax in a hot water bath and letting it cool in the water to slow down the cooling process but it still cracked badly. And now we're only 2 days away from Christmas!