Ok, so I'm admittedly on a candle kick lately and really do not see evidence of it ending any time soon. But that's ok, I've learned to go with whatever my creative mind is most focused on.
36 gauge copper sheet
Hobby Lobby was the only place I was able to find copper on hand, but there are plenty of online stores who sell various thicknesses of copper sheeting.
It helped to press beginning holes to guide the tack easily through the copper and wax.
I had a bit of trouble getting the tacks completely through the wax so taking advice from my daughter, I used a hammer to knock the rest of the tack into place. Hammering a candle felt a little funny at first but it did the perfect job.
Finishing with the tacks lining the top and bottom edges of the copper the candle is complete.
I like the natural rustic feel.