I LOVE having company over- especially in the summer time! I love the hot summer days and the cool evenings! I love almost everything about living in Ohio with the exception to the humidity....I mean who really enjoys being sticky and damp all day!? With the humidity comes the constant presence of MOSQUITO'S! I have the blood they want...I am guaranteed to be devoured so I decided one way to remedy this problem with still having a good time was to make my own Citronella Candles (instead of having those hideous ones from the local drugstore and to avoid using a complete bottle of spray on me and me alone!)
With just a few steps you too can have these darling candles that will add a touch of color and functionality to any gathering!
Candle Containers (I got mine at Target in the “One Spot” area- they were $1 each)
Soy Wax (wax, wicks, and oil are from www.naturesgardencandles.com)
Reynolds "Slow Cooker Liners"
Reynolds Aluminum Foil, optional
Line your crock pot with a liner. Fill the crock pot up with the wax. Set temperature to high; if you are nervous about it getting too hot then stick with low temperature setting…if you do high watch it to insure you don’t get your wax too hot! Two hours into the melting process you should be ready to go! Place the wick in your container. For the fragrance you have two options; first, add your fragrance now or second, add it once the melted wax is in the container. This next step is totally optional, I added aluminum foil to the top and made a small hole (with a writing pen), I then stuck the top of the wick through the hole and wrapped the foil around my container so it would support the wick and hold it centered as it set up. Set them aside and allow them to completely solidify, this should happen within an hour. Next you will take the foil off and cut the wick so only a ½ inch is left. Tie cute ribbon on the bucket handle to dress it up!!
Welcome to Clover
Lane!! We are Cassie & Sadie and this is
our fun little creative outlet. We are sisters and we seriously live to eat, and love to
laugh and craft! We
are so glad you have joined us!
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