Sunday, November 21, 2010

Clementine Candles

Thanks to Jessica for sharing this on Friday: How to Make a Clementine Candle. My photos are not as beautiful as the ones in that blog post, but it is a fun and pretty easy project.

First thing you need is Clementines. I had brought this box home on Friday. L-O-V-E.
Next you slice through just the peel to separate the top (left)  from bottom (on right), and remove the fruit, one side at a time. Can you see the natural wick sticking up out of the bottom section? I used the star cutter to make the hole for the top; but it wasn't sharp enough to cut through the rind - had to use a knife to finish the job.
Next you put some olive oil in the bottom as fuel for the fire, being sure to soak the wick. It takes a few tries (ok, 10) for it to light, but once it gets going it stays lit for a good long while. 
As Ina Garten would say, "Who wouldn't like that?" 
Note the instructions Jessica sent me (see them --> here) are much more detailed than mine, with step by step (20+ steps) photos so be sure to check that out before attempting at home. 

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