Dec 19, 2010

Dec. 19: candles

Christmas Eve isn't far away now! To work up the coziness, I made some candles.

I found both the little cup and the two tealight-holders in a thrift store a while ago.

Take old candle-ends and melt it in a water-bath. A tip is to use a can to have the candle-ends in and put it in a kettle with water.

While the stearine is melting, prepare the wick. Tie it around a match or a pencil or something similar. Cut the wick so that it's long enough to reach down to the bottom.

Fill it with the melted stearine and let it stiffen. Then cut of the wicks and the candles are ready!

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I'd love to try making a candle in an old tea cup sometime :)