Thursday, 21 November 2013

GUEST POST: DIY Vintage Christmas Candles

Today's creative post comes from the very talented Lola who you can find blogging and sharing other great creative posts over at Lola's Patchwork - Enjoy!!

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Now I know we're only in November but with both Halloween and Bonfire night having flown by its time to start thinking about Christmas - a girls gotta have something to look forward to right? Along with the John Lewis and Coca-Cola adverts being aired I thought it was about time to get a little thrifty and festive. 

 You will need:

  1. Jam Jars
  2. Candles
  3. Ribbons and bows
  4. Stickers and Baubles
  5. Glue
  6. Candle wicks

Start by cleaning the jam jars - readily empty jam jars can cost you up to £2.50, if you buy Tesco Value Jam for around about 22p and clean the jars you've just saved yourself a small fortune.

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 Start by melting down the candles - quickest way is to put into a heat proof bowl (preferably one you wouldn't mind making a mess in) over a saucepan with water on the hob. This can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes but don't have the heat too high, because certain wax can be flammable! I had the pan a little above simmer.

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Once your jars are clean, place your ready bought wicks into the jars. You can pick them up from any local craft store for around £3.00. Make sure to keep the wicks as central as possible for an even burn. Carefully pour in the wax and leave to cool.

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Once the wax has set in the jars decorate and.......

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..........There you have it your very own Christmas candles!

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For more DIY posts mixed with a little fashion, beauty and life style you can find me at Lola's Patchwork


 Thanks again!

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