Botanical Candles


These botanical candles are the perfect way to bring nature indoors.
These botanical candles are the perfect way to bring nature indoors.
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Materials:

  • pillar candles
  • sheet wax
  • X-ACTO blade
  • pressed leaves
  • hairdryer

Instructions:

  1. Press any type of leaf in a book for about a week.
  2. Lay out your sheet wax and place the leaf about a quarter of the way in from the edge and in the center.
  3. Take the pillar candle and lay it down so it lines up straight with the edge of the sheet wax.Then, very tightly, roll the candle,wrapping it in the sheet wax.Use the X-ACTO blade where the two pieces meet to trim the excess.
  4. Apply the hair dryer to the candle, molding the sheet wax into the candle with the heat from the dryer. Pay special attention where the leaf is,p ushing it down and blending it into the candle removing any air bubbles. Any access wax as the top or bottom can be easily removed.

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