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DIY Fruit Candles

DIY Fruit Candles

Maria Provenzano is showing you how to make your own candles using white soy wax and wax fragrance oils.
Materials
  • White Soy Wax
  • Candle Wicks; Preferably Ones With The Metal Base
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Wax Pouring Pot
  • Spatula To Mix
  • Wax Colorant
  • Wax Fragrance Oils
  • Paint For Lids: Color Will Depend On The Fruit You Are Doing (Spray Paint Can Also Be Used)
  • Foam Sheets Or Felt Sheets Could Be Used As Well
  • Flat Iron; Optional
  • Mason Jar
  • Paint Pens

Directions

1. Place the wick into the bottom of the mason jar; this can be held in place with a little hot glue

2. Melt the soy wax in a wax pouring pot on the stove in a pot of simmering water

3. Use a spatula to stir it until it is melted completely

4. Stir in the wax colorant; keep in mind the color will be lighter and less pigmented when the wax hardens

5. Add a few drops of the desired fragrance oil

6. Mix well

7. Carefully pour the hot wax into the prepared jars

8. If the wick is moving around, use two popsicle sticks on either side to keep it in the center

9. Allow to cool completely

10. Decorate the outside of the jar to make it look like the fruit of choice

11. Decorate the lid by painting them the color of choice as well, such as green for the pineapple or strawberry

12. To create the “leaf” detail on the variety of fruit, cut a foam sheet into the leaf shape and heat briefly with a flat iron, this will allow the foam sheet to become malleable and you can shape it as desired

13. If you do not want to use the foam sheets, you could do felt

14. Glue the leaf details onto the lid

Extra Tips:

• Using white soy wax is easier to color

• Make sure the jar isn’t cold or it could crack

• Do not add too much scented oils, it could be dangerous

• Do not overheat the foam sheets with the iron

• Always practice fire safety when working with an open flame

• You can use different color paints for different numbers.

• Use something fun as the “rock” or object to throw to play the game

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