There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.
Muffin tins or other molds
Petroleum jelly or nonstick cooking spray
Paraffin or beeswax candles, or wax bricks and color chips
Craft sticks, for stirring1 1/4-inch metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
A warm scarf is a seasonal staple, and you can easily add a unique flair to its functionality with just a few basic embellishments. This simple technique requires little more than scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread, and a blanket stitch.
For centuries, lilies (Lilium) have been prized for their sweet fragrance and graceful, nodding blooms. But over the past sixty years, extensive breeding has yielded a new generation of vibrantly hued hybrids. In this monumental arrangement, the trumpeted blooms of four hybrid varieties are artfully showcased in an oversize Ironstone vase.
Flower frog (Martha secures hers to the vase's bottom with floral clay)