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« on: March 31, 2013 07:05:27 PM »

This was a GREAT (and affordable) craft to complete as a gift. I used it for my mother and step mother in law. They loved their candles!

**I picked up some wax, wicks, and candle scents from our local Michaels.

First, I chopped up the wax so that it would fit nicely into the tins. Then, I carefully placed all the tins into my crock pot and turned the crock pot to high, put the lid on and left it alone. I used my crock pot for a couple reasons. One: I very quickly realized that Michaels did not have any microwavable wax options, so I was stuck with double-broiler options. Two: I dont have anything to make a double-broiler with, so theres that. Yes. I am a bit inept and ill-equipped in our kitchen, so I had to go the crock pot route. After the candle wax is completely melted, add your scent to the wax, stir, and then plunk your wicks into the wax. Then, turn off your crock pot. You can just leave your happy, little candles in the crock pot to cool. They look completely adorable and the scents can be customized to your liking. I used cinnamon, lavender, and vanilla for the different shapes.

The full tutorial, plus pictures, can be found here: http://ashleyfitz.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/guess-whos-back-back-again/
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013 12:39:09 PM »

I like the look of the antique tins, way cooler than a regular boring glass votive.  Thank you for sharing your method, it sounds so much easier than double boiling which usually ends in some kind of pouring disaster for me Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013 05:20:10 AM »

they look fantastic!
I love the retro look and the whole recycledness.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013 03:34:08 PM »

What a great way to use those tins! I would have never thought about using a crockpot for making these! Thanks for sharing!
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