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Teatime Candles

Today, on day 7 of my 31 Days of Flipping Out, I’m doing a double post. In this article,  I want to share with you my sweet daughter’s latest flip. Later today, you will receive a second post about an important part of Mobile , AL life.

As an Art History minor, my daughter is another creative one in our family and it gives me great joy to share her ideas with you. Amy loves candles, incense and all things fragrant. She also loves to make things and give them as gifts to those who might feel a little under the weather or might be celebrating something exciting. She works in a coffee/tea shop and as a result has access to empty tea cans, so she brought a few home.

31 Days of Flipping Out

She purchases soy wax flakes, wicks and fragrance at local hobby stores and within just a few minutes (minus the drying time), has several candles ready for gifting.

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She prefers the way a wooden wick burns and smells as opposed to braided cotton, but that is a matter of taste. You can use either. Just be sure to buy treated wood; it burns and lights much easier.

31 Days of Flipping Out

 Using a sturdy piece of dry cookware, heat the wax in a glass jar until melted.

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Once melted, just pour the wax into your containers with the wick in the middle of course.

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Next you add your choice of fragrance. You could choose scents that are close to the name of the tea, but my girl loves the smell of the ocean.

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My sweet baby girls’ hands adding the sweetness that is fragrance to her candles.

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Aren’t handmade gifts the sweetest?

Linking with: From My Front Porch to Yours



  • Michelle from Weekend Craft

    10/15/2014 at 6:54 am

    I’ve never heard of a wood wick before! Very cool! Thanks for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by to link up today http://bit.ly/1CkmzzM

  • Beckie Nash

    10/12/2014 at 9:50 pm

    Like mother, like daughter. That was a great idea. Proud of you Amy, maybe you can give your Mom more good ideas.

  • Antionette Blake

    10/09/2014 at 3:57 pm

    This is a great DIY, perfect for the holidays as a gift or just for yourself. #KatherinesCorner

  • Jenna

    10/09/2014 at 7:52 am

    how much fun! I have never even thought about trying to make candles, what a great tutorial and idea!

  • Anonymous

    10/07/2014 at 7:55 pm

    All I can say is that one of those better be mine!!!!!! I love them!!! Way to go Am!!!!!!

  • Bonnie Morgan

    10/07/2014 at 4:46 pm

    Glad you shared your daughter’s interest and talent. I am tempted to give them a try. I think the containers are such a clever idea. By the way I have a daughter named Amy also.

    Hope you are enjoying the nice weather we have been having. I am trying to get back in the swing of things after our trip.

  • Leslie Anne @ Fairhope Supply Co.

    10/07/2014 at 8:59 am

    I had a candle making kit when I was a little girl and haven’t thought about it in years. What a fun project to get started for Christmas gifts!

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