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Make your candles prettier: how to decorate glass containers!

...not that it is something you have to do, but just in case you're keen on doing it: find yourself a glue gun!!!
You don't really need the big, super-powerful and expensive ones. I bought mine for less than 8 Euros + 12 recharges for less than 10 Euros !

What I really like of my glue gun is that it is very small, easy to handle and doesn't heat as much as the big ones. Glue recharges are still fully melted, but they do not reach a crazy temperature avoiding you serious burnings.

What can you use to decorate the container? Ribbons, crafting paper, felt flowers and so on!

For the Wild orchid candle I've used a black satin ribbon, on which I've glued iron-on white stones and a pink felt-made flower.

While for the Arlequin candle I've used colourful miniaturized safety pins that I've glued everywhere on the container's surface

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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…