sherrie posted Message 1671 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : December 29, 1998 at 08:36:58
Subject: Re: jar candles

We made several dozen for our Eleves Workshop at school.
Simply buy paraffin wax, scents, wicks and the silver thing that attaches the wick to, bamboo squewers.
The squewers we use to keep wick straight. We also added potpourri and dried fruits to the candles.
Melt wax pour in then add fruit/or melt wax add potpourri to it pour in jar.

Janice Harms posted Message 2037 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : April 29, 1999 at 21:35:50
Subject: Mason Jar Candles!!!!

I have hit upon a great idea!! I took a mason jar and melted wax and a pink crayon.
Then I added, of all things, farina to the wax. Then I dabbed on the mixture to the outside of a mason jar.
Then I went outside and picked a bunch of violets, no easy task in the dark!! LOL!!
I melted a separate pot of clear wax and "pasted" the violets all over the jar and put a tea light inside.
This is absolutely beautiful! You can do shells or anything that you feel like doing. Even plain would be nice.
Just thought I'd pass this along...

Janice Harms posted Message 2097 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : May 16, 1999 at 16:17:31
Subject: Mason Jar Candles!!!!
Diane, I haven't tried it with artificial flowers, but I see no reason why you couldn't!
These are the ones I've made so far: dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks, dried lemons and limes, ferns, fresh violets and pansies, dried pansies
(I just made myself a microwave flower press!),
dried flowers that come in bags, coffee grinds with little spurs from a pine tree, seashells.
The possibilities are endless!

Janice posted Message 2342 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : July 18, 1999 at 22:07:31
Subject: Finally, burnable grunge candles!

I read this somewhere else, maybe on the "All Crafts" bb?
Not sure, but someone suggested using kitty litter as a burnable grunge.
Tried it today and it works! Just use a clay based litter...tried a votive and no fire! Nice and lumpy!

Sherrie posted Message 1703 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : January 07, 1999 at 03:57:23
Subject: Re: Grunge candles

Grunge or cake candles as I know them to be, are made using a block mold, either in a round or square shape.
You would scent this candle, say with chocolate. The frosting is scented too.
Whipping wax either dyed or not, that has started to gel.
The grunge, is the bumpy effect that takes place, when you cover all of this in potpourri or spices, cereal, ect.
Then over dip this. Because these items are flamable, you shouldn't burn these candles.
So, You can either use wax to make the grunge or make a core candle with a lower temp.
wax, then put this in a larger mold with a higher melt point wax. This way, it is hoped that just the core will burn.

For a dramatic candle effect, roll an assortment of candles in a hot towel to soften slightly, then quickly roll them in silver or gold glitter and let set.
Great idea huh?!

Dee posted Message 1899 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Subject: Re: Container Candles

I accidently left a candle in the freezer overnight and when I took it out of the mold it had the marble look.
I do it now to cover up my mistakes LOL dont know about container candles but it's worth a shot if it helps. Good Luck

Kathy W. posted Message 2184 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated : December 02, 1998 at 12:30:41
Subject: Candle Project

Had to share this easy craft.
You will need a pint size drinking jar (the ones that look like a pint size jar with a handle),
a votive candle holder that looks like a flower pot, potpourri, a votive candle, some ribbon and ribbon roses or whatever you like to embellish the jar.
Fill the jar with potpourri leaving enought room for the candle holder to fit in the top.
Place the candle holder on top of the potpourri, it should sit on the rim of the jar.
Place your candle in the candle holder. Embellish with ribbon, ribbon roses around the top edge of the jar.
You can also use strips of cloth for the country look. These are very easy and look wonderful.
Hope you all enjoy. Kathy W.

From Mary
Make a pretty candle!
Saw this at a craft mall, thought is was a great idea and an easy project, even for kids.
Basic idea is take a canning glass jar (wide mouth) and place a small terracotta pot inside jar (one that will fit in with top of pot sitting on top of jar mouth opening).
Place votive candle in pot.
The jar I saw was painted with a fall scene, but you could fill the jar with dried beans, dried flowers, etc.
There was also a fabric ribbon around the top of the pot, but this could also be left up to your own imagination.
Would make nice "country" gift! Mary

Janelle posted Message 1205 in the CraftPals Gardening BBS
Dated : January 10, 1999 at 13:54:14
Subject: Re: Ice Candles
I make ice candle holders. Perhaps this is what you are looking for?
Fill a bucket with water (any size will do, in fact I like to make an assortment of sizes).
Put the bucket outside overnight. In the morning bring it in the house and take the ice out of the bucket.
Since the water will freeze starting at the top and sides of the bucket when you turn over your ice block it will be hollow on the inside.
Place the candle in the hollow and put outside.
I like to place several lining the sidewalk to my door.
Also put some on my porch. When I am expecting company I light the candles instead of lighting a porch light.

donnar posted Message 2479 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated : January 19, 1999 at 15:04:13
Subject: lamp/candle holder idea

I saw this at a craft show this weekend. So far I have made three of them for gifts.
2 ivy bowls with the wavy rims
perm-enamel paint
Spray webbing paint (gold or silver)
E-6000 glue
2" wire ribbon (1 yard)
votive candle holder

Paint the inside of one ivy bowl with the perm-enamel paint.
When dry, glue the bases of the two bowls together with the E-6000.
When dry, spray webbing lightly on the outside of both bowls.
Tie a pretty bow where the bowls are joined.
Put a votive holder in the clear bowl. Very pretty old fashioned lamp look.
Some of the holders had a small amount of potpourri in the top bowl around the candle holder.
These were selling for $12.95.

Lori posted Message 2525 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated : January 23, 1999 at 15:12:33
Subject: Re: lamp/candle holder idea

There seems to be a lot of different possibilities for these candle holders.
I added a clear glass plate, upside down, to the bottom of mine.
I left the globes clear and put a birds nest and bird in the bottom one that was attatched to the plate.
Then I added a lacey shade to the top on and put an apple shaped candle in it.

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