I've been making candles for years and if I had to start over I would definitely use a candle making kit from a refutable candle supplier. Buying supplies from craft stores like Michaels you will end up spending a boat load of money and still not have quality wicks, fragrance, wax, etc that you would from a good candle supply store. Plus-- they don't always mark the wax so you know what it is. It may say simply pillar or container on it. Thats crap as far as I am concerned.
I know Peaks candle supply has wonderful kits. I've purchaed supplies from them a lot and know they have quality products. There are many other candle suppliers to choose from if you just google candle supplies. What I like about Peaks is you can select either a parrafin or soy kit. You can also select a kit for making container candles, votives, pillars, etc.
You will have more fun with a proper kit plus a much better quality candle.