508: Get Away!
love coming home and having my place smell like a spring garden.
The way I usually achieve that is by lighting scented candles.
In thinking about our weekend away I thought we could create our
own candles, with a different scent for each room in the house.
- block of
- metal disk
(for candle wick)
oils (use your favourites)
- glass tumblers
- stick (a
pencil will work)
right hand and promise me that when you try this project you will
not leave your pot unattended. Safety first!
Place a pot on your warmer, set on low heat. Break off chunks
of wax and add to pot. Allow to melt. Pour melted wax into a measuring
Snip off a generous portion of candle wick, run it through the
disk tying a knot at the end. Dip disk in wax, then transfer it
to the centre of the vessel in which you're making your candle.
Run the excess wick around a stick and lay the stick across the
top of the vessel (*make sure that the wick runs up from the centre).
Scent the wax by dropping some essential oil into it. Our suggestions:
cinnamon for the kitchen; bubble gum for the bathroom; lavender
for the bedroom.
Pour the wax into the vessel (*do this slowly, to prevent bubbles
Make sure the candle wick is still in the centre of the vessel.
Put aside, and allow to cool.
Write the various names of your candles on stickers (i.e. "Bubble
Bath", "Sweet Dreams", etc.), and affix them on
the front of the corresponding vessels.
Wrap wire around the glass a few times.
Thread wire with beads, twisting the end of the wire with pliers
to prevent them from falling off.
product looks and says (I mean, "smells", it all). What
a great way to spend an afternoon on your weekend away. Don't
forget to make a few extras so you can bring them back to your
friends as souvenirs.