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You can almost always fix a problem when it comes to candles!

A while ago I made two soy wax candles scented with an amazing orchid fragrance! (I'll publish a post about that in the near future)
I wanted to try two different combinations of wood wicks: for one candle I've used a single wood wick and for the sister one I've used a double wood wick.
I gave away the one with the double wick and the person who got it told me that it burnt very well. On the other hand, the one with a single wick (that I kept for me) struggles to stay lit (the 'double-the wood wick-if you use soy wax' rule is apparently always valid!)...
For this reason I decided to recycle it and to make two new beautiful candles out of it!
I melted the original candle and passed the melted wax through a tea filter (to get rid of the wick, wick holder and impurities) before pouring it into new glass containers! Since I like to make experiments, I decided to use a double wood wick with half of the original width and added some wax crayons curls (I grated them) on top.


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Papercraft Inspiration December issue had a Christmas window build-a-scene embossingfolder and stamp free gift, as well as free festive papers. Make Christmas cards was offering: 2 embossing folder borders, 13 stylish stamps, 32 Christmas papers, 12 découpagesheets, 117 toppers & motifs and 73 festive greetings.
Here you have some of the cards and tags I've made with the magazines' gifts

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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
3)  At this point, you can add some color HERE, you have a post on candle dyes.

Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…