When I come across a craft that catches my eye, I often pin it to my inspiration board on Pinterest with the intention of giving it a closer look and possibly trying it out. After reading through the instructions and counting step after step after step, my thoughts often change to um, no thanks. I love crafting, but I’m not going to do any project that appears to be more stressful than enjoyable. So, when I find something that looks promising, I’m delighted to learn that it doesn’t require a skill level of Crafter Extraordinaire. This would be a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift!
After mentioning the candle making idea to Gloria, she gave me this candle making kit on mother’s day. She’s thoughtful like that! It comes with everything you need to get started making candles and very clear instructions.
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A little more stirring and it was ready for pouring. I placed a wick into the center of the tea cup.
Then, I slowly poured the melted wax into the cup. At this point, I was thinking the dark green color was pretty atrocious.
I left it to set thinking that I wouldn’t display it because of the color. But, I guess this shows what a novice I am at this because I wasn’t aware that once it hardened, it would be a lovely shade of pale green.
It’s not perfectly smooth on top, but for the first try, I was happy with out it turned out. Now, I just need to find some more tea cups!
In the meantime, I used an old candle jar and made a new candle for it. The easiest way to remove candle wax is to put it in the freezer. It works like a charm every time. It usually just pops right out, so it’s easy to reuse the jars.
I added a bit of twine around it to finish it off.
Don’t you think these would be pretty to give as gifts? Mother’s Day would be a perfect time to make and share these!
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