Free Candlemaking Project to Warm a Winter Night

January 25, 2011, 11:43 am  Posted by Lark

Winter has descended with plenty of chill in the air and abundant snow blanketing the ground. As someone who grew up in southern Georgia, I have a hard time getting through these cold, cold months. It makes you want to nestle up inside, and turn to anything that will give you a little extra warmth. I’ve found that candlemaking is an ideal craft to bring some a glow and added comfort this time of the year.

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Each year, after celebrating Hanukkah, I enjoy gathering up any leftover candle wax and making candles for next year’s festivities. It’s certainly good to recycle what’s at hand, but it’s even better to spend some post-holiday time fostering the meaning, making and miracle of warming lights. You can take a peek at my own process in the images above.

Whether or not you’re looking to recycle some leftover wax or simply seeking a way to cut the chill indoors, there are many delightfully warming projects in Candlemaking the Natural Way by Rebecca Ittner. What room in your house wouldn’t benefit from a little candlescape?

To help you along the way, we’re offering up an easy and accessible free project from the book:

Tissue Paper Transfers by Cathie Filian. Just click on the project name at the left, and you’ll be good to go. Have fun, but I warn you: if you’re as much of a cold curmudgeon as I am, you might find yourself with a houseful of homemade candles!


5 Responses

    Sally12 says:

    Love this! Step 4 says: Using an embossing gun, heat the powder onto the candle until the
    image is embossed.

    Is that right or is the embossing powder supposed to be heated onto the tissue paper?

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