Hello, IC Readers! I am delighted to be here today sharing a wallet-friendly project for Beckie’s Pennywise Presents series. Haven’t all of the projects been fabulous so far?
I love coming up with ways to repurpose items I already have on hand to create something new. With the exception of a couple of supplies, everything I used to make these fun Sundae Candles was something I already had lying around the house. Very pennywise!
Glass containers that look tasty enough to hold a sundae (look for some that have lids for great presentation) White candles Crayons Zinc-core wicks An old microwave-safe container Disposable paper cups Disposable plastic forks, spoons, or knives Large skewer Kiss-shaped candy mold (available at places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels) Non-stick cooking spray Essential oils to scent your candles (optional)
step 1 Use a sharp knife to very carefully chop your candles into fine pieces. (Take care to avoid the candle wicks as you chop.) Place your pieces in your microwave-safe container, and microwave on high in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each minute, until your wax is completely melted.
step 3 After about 10 minutes in the fridge, take your large skewer and poke a hole down through the center of each kiss shape. (This will be the hold you guide the wick through later on.) Allow the pieces to set completely before you remove them from the mold.
step 4 Cut a length of wick that is a couple of inches longer than the height of your glass container. Use a small dab of hot glue to secure it to the bottom center of your container, as shown. Wrap the excess wick around a pencil or a foam paint brush, and use this to hold your wick at the center of your candle in the next step by placing it as shown.
step 6 Once all of your layers have set up, unwind your wicks from their holders. Dab a small amount of wax onto the bottom of your cherry pieces, and then slip the wicks up through the center of these pieces. Push down gently so your cherry is affixed to your candle.
These candles would make terrific gifts for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, friends, and people from church. This is a marvelous project to do with little ones! A very sweet way to punch these up would be to add a little hand-written tag to your ribbon that says something like,
Ack!!! That is so cool Amy. Amy is one of the best kept secrets on the web. It seems like I facebook or tweet out every single one of her projects. Here are some of my favorite Positively Splendid posts.