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Bamboo Candles

Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table the next time you're entertaining, both indoors and out.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show


  • Bamboo canes (4 to 6 inches in diameter)

  • Saw

  • Wax

  • Double boiler

  • Large wick with metal tab


  1. Saw bamboo canes to varying lengths with level bottoms and 2 inches above each shelf for safety.

  2. Melt wax in a double boiler; pour in enough to coat shelf surface.

  3. Insert a large wick with a metal tab; let wax harden.

  4. Fill almost to the top with wax.

  5. Let cool for 4 hours before using, and trim wick to 1/4 inch.

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