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Wax and candles

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Hanging Leaves

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When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.
Materials
  • Colorful leaves
  • Bleached beeswax
  • Double boiler
  • Monofilament
  • Clothespins
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Striped Hurricane Lantern

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Poured Scented Candle How-To

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Make your own scented candles to enjoy over the holidays with this how-to from Ramdane Touhami, owner and creative director of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle-making company in the world.
Materials
  • Beeswax
  • Vegetable wax
  • Stearine
  • Liquid candle fragrance
  • Double boiler
  • Glass candle container
  • Organic cotton candle wick, preset in clip
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Candle Favors

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Other Ideas:
Party favors
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Metallic Magic Candle Flowers and Stars

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Echo the metallic decorations on the table and around the room with these silvery flower- and star-shaped bases for birthday cake candles.
Materials
  • Daisy Whale of a Punch, eksuccessbrands.com
  • Radiant Star Punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; michaels.com
  • Screw punch
  • nycentralart.com
  • Celebration candles, 6 inches; creativecandles.com
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Cutout Letter Candles

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Your Name in Lights Votives

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Beeswax Candles

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Elegant and easy-to-make, these tapered beeswax candles give off a subtle honey fragrance. For a homemade holiday gift, wrap the candles with festive ribbon and natural embellishments.
Materials
  • Beeswax sheets
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • No. 3/0 square-braid wick
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer
  • Quarter
  • Ribbon, raffia, or paper band template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Artificial bumblebee embellishment (optional)
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