Category: Candles

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Those Old Candles

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old candles that you have finished using?  The wick is done, but you still have almost half a candle left. The wax is almost completely demolished with black streaks and beads of hardened drips.  You can’t really keep them and drop a tealight into the center …

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Cleaning up those Unsightly Candle Stains from your Carpet or Rug

I am sure you have been there, I know I have.  A beautiful evening, either spent reading a book in the bathtub, a dozen candles surrounding me or an evening pursuing all those romantic delights that sometimes evade us.  The only problem with the evening is the end when you notice that when you were …

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The Meaning of Candles

Throughout time, candles have also held some symbolic meaning.  There are candles for christenings, candles for holidays whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other religion and there are candles that reflect a deeper meaning, whether it is a meaning of celebration or a meaning of love. The colors of individual candles have different …

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Setting the Mood with Wax

Okay, right now you are probably thinking about something other than candles.  Perhaps you are thinking of wax figures filling a room to set the mood but if that is what you have in mind I have to ask, are you setting up a Halloween mood? All joking aside, candles, which is the wax I …

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How To Make Unity Candles

When it comes to having a unity candle, the sky is really the limit.  You can find ones that are pre-made with a little plastic envelope in the front to insert your invitation or a poem into the space.  You can also have them custom made in the colors of your wedding and featuring a …

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Preparing for Advent: Creating an Advent Wreath

Candles and religion have gone hand in hand for centuries.  Even after the invention of light bulb, churches around the world still light candles for the services.  Candles have for centuries been used to mark special occasions and Advent is no different. In fact, Advent is so connected with candles that the Advent wreath has …

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Getting the Most out of Your Candles

Have you ever had a candle that just doesn’t last?  Before you can even get any great use out of it, you have spilt wax down the sides, a broken wick and a black stain across it.  There seems to be nothing that can be done to get it lit again and it can be …

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Beautiful Wax Sculptures Made Easy

There is something infinitely beautiful about a well shaped candle.  People will pay top dollar for this works of art and I have often found that many people will avoid using them since they are so exquisite. If you do use the sculpted candle, you are left with a melted mess, trying to figure out …

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The Camper’s Delight: Wax Fire Starters

I am a big fan of camping, at least until I get out to it.  Usually, my biggest gripe with camping is trying to get a campfire lit to take the chill out of the morning.  Everyone is huddled around a dead campfire, teeth chattering, waiting for something to happen so they can warm up …

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Easy to Make Stamped Candles

I love candles whether they are tall, short, scented or plain; there is just something about surrounding myself with lit candles as I either work or simply enjoying a good book.  Candles can be very personal but I have found that the most personal candles are the ones that you make yourself. My personal favourite …

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