CANDLE DECORATED WITH DRIED FLOWERS

23/04/2021

NEVER LEAVE A LIT CANDLE UNATTENDED, ESPECIALLY IF IT CONTAINS ELEMENTS THAT ARE LIKELY TO CATCH FIRE!

Step by Step: 

1- Prepare a bain-marie to melt the wax pellets in the jar.

2- Once the wax has melted, grate a little green colouring on a sheet of paper (warning, it stains!) and add a pinch into the liquid wax.

3- Mix well with the spoon to distribute the colour.

4- Stick the wicks to the bottom of the ramekin by quickly dipping the metal tab in the molten wax.

5- Spread the flowers around the ramekin to prepare your composition: arrange the colours and shapes, cut stems of 1 or 2 cm.

6- Then pour the coloured wax up to 1 centimetre from the top of the ramekin

7-  Wait a few minutes for the wax to set a little, but before it sets, put the flowers into place.

8- Press the stems into the wax near the edge of the ramekin, then sprinkle petals.

9- Apply a little pressure using your finger to enable them to set in the wax.

10-Let the candle fully cool.

 

WARNING do not place the flowers too close to the wicks, as they may ignite when you light your candle.

Materials

  • Candle wax, 2 or 3 wicks depending on the size of the container, candle colouring
  • a pretty bowl or ramekin into which to pour the candle
  • A saucepan, glass jar, spoon, knife,
  • dried flowers

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