Thursday 14 February 2013

Valentine's day candle

As many readers of this blog will know, I made a New Year's Resolution to do more crafts. My latest project was to try to make candles from left over wax and seeing as it's near to Valentine's Day, I thought I would make a Valentine's themed candle.

I searched the internet for candle making tutorials and found several via Pinterest. I decided that this one was closest to my requirements.

Given the theme of this candle project, I used only red wax and started out with this:

I then followed the instructions in the tutorial and ended up with this.

I put some jasmine essential oil in it and used a wooden clothes peg to secure the wick while it was cooling.I put it on a copy of the free Metro newspaper, which always comes in handy for this kind of thing!

Then it was time for the decorations for the outside of the jar! I used recycled wrapping paper plus some of the pink handmade paper I recently made, cut into a heart shape. After some measuring and cutting and pasting and such I ended up with this.

And there's a sweet candle for Valentine's Day (edited to add for Crafty Green Boyfriend of course!).

Meanwhile, if you want to share the romance of Valentine's Day with the birds, National Nest Box Week starts today! Run by the BTO (British Trust for ornithology) Nest Box Week encourages everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more. 


Cuby said...

What a delightful creation from reused,recycled bit and bobs. Who will be your Valentine? Love the bird box idea we saw our wren bobbing about yesterday morn she nests somewhere in our small garden every year.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Crafty Green Boyfriend is my Valentine!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Marvellous candles..all in all Juliet you, as an environmentalist, would be defined here in Italy with an expression which wouldn't work in tramslation but you maybe understand it all the same since I reckon you know Italian..
"Sei una dei Duri E Puri".

Glo said...

Wishing you and your flame ;) a Happy Valentine's Day!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Juliet!

RG said...

Kind of like cutting firewood - warms you many times!!!

Bill said...

her red crayons
all used up
Valentine's Day