Young and Crafty Sisters: 11/19/12

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Post: Orange Peel Candle Tutorial

I'm so happy to have Eliza from Eliza K Prints here sharing her orange candle tutorial. If computers could smell, I'm sure it would be heaven! 

Create an Orange Peel Candle

An Eliza K Tutorial


Biodegradable and Easy!

 Orange candles add a great ambiance to a holiday table and they make a fun holiday project for the whole family to do together!

What you will need:

1 orange

1/3 cup olive or canola oil

matches or lighter 

thin bladed knife

Step One

Separate the rind from the orange using a thin bladed knife. The easiest way to do this is to cut the orange in half first. Next, separate the orange from the rind carefully. Make sure not to cut the stem in the middle!

Pour your choice of oil into the orange (we generally use olive) wetting the wick also. The hardest part is getting the stem to catch fire. Don't give up!

 Estimate burn time is about one hour. They are short-lived but so pretty! 

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