9 Ways to Get Creative with Candles
Turn Over a New Leaf
Preserve the autumnal glow with these glass cylinders. They're pressed with collected leaves in scarlet, orange, and golden hues.
Sign Your Art
Use an antique letterpress type to monogram a candle with your own initials or personalize candles as a charming gift for friends.
Give Porcelain a New Polish
Melt your old down-to-the-wick candles in a small pan set over a large pan of simmering water and remove the wick with tongs. Repour into a set of teacups, bowls, or tiny teapots for a new candle.
Forage from Your Backyard
Squirrels might be on to something in collecting these nuts. Use them to design a woodland-chic candleholder. As an extra tip, if you want to enhance the color of the acorn caps, immerse them in a container of mineral spirits and, once saturated, strain through a colander (not one you use for cooking) and allow them to dry.