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Floating candles

The first time I prepared floating candles, it has been for a friend's wedding: she wanted something special for decorating the tables!

As wedding favour, she chose something very peculiar (French hand-made candies) that she wanted to match with the candle colours.

But let's spend few more words on my floating candles...

They are made of 100% paraffin with cotton (lead-free!!!) wicks. I've both used primed and non-primed wicks: buying a (non-primed) cotton reel is definitively less expensive.
The candles for the wedding were fragrance-free, but I've also made some with essential oils or fragrances (btw, scent throw is not bad at all!)
I've been using pre-coloured pellets and kids crayons for the colours and added glitters or other decorations.

WARNING: if you use dry botanicals DO NOT put them too close to the flame and, above all, use as little as you can.

For the floating effect any container works great! In addition you can put some decorations in the container too.
 Container: water, cinnamon sticks and star anise
 Container: water and silver stones

 Container: water and gold glitters


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