Thursday, March 25, 2010

rain drops..

perfect weather to make some candles

Wow how long is it been since I've made some of this??? Way too long. Silver and I did enjoy using some new technics in the making of some very beautiful candles. I had never even heard of ice candles before.
I should post an how to one of this days. For now I think this is a very cute one and very, very simple way to spend an afternoon in cozy sweat and socks :)

Teacup Candle

How to Make Candles
You'll need wax, wicks, putty, a pencil, and a candy thermometer, all of which can be found at a craft store such as Michaels. Wax is sold in blocks, sheets, and shavings, to be melted on a stove or in a microwave.

Pouring the Wax
Wrap one end of the wick around a pencil. Set pencil on egg cup, suspending the wick. With putty, secure wick's metal clip to bottom of cup. In a double boiler, melt wax according to package directions; use a candy thermometer to gauge temperature. Pour wax in cup; allow to fully cool. Trim wick to 1/4 inch. Now.. enjoy!

{by Country Living}

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