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Goddess
« on: April 29, 2004 12:36:29 AM »

So! I LOVE fresh bath products,  available at http://www.fresh.com. So the sugar bath that I get comes in a cool glass container

http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/sugar.jpg

I have this cool paper which I thought would look awesome with candle light shining through

http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/redpaper.jpg
so, with polyurethane based glue I wrapped the glass

http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/rolledpaper.jpg
(and I promise I didn't try to cut my wrists, I have a bunny and she accidentally scratched me)

while the glue was setting, I decided to melt my wax in my handy dandy wax melter. Since this is a container candle, it is best to use container wax, since it is softer and burns much cleaner in the glass.
http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/meltwax.jpg

so, while the wax was melting I added a dried rose and ribbon around the container to spruce it up a bit

http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/flowerribbon.jpg

then I poured the wax and set the wick

http://www.goddesschristine.net/stuff/wick.jpg

and voila! it was done! generally with good quality container wax you can get about 70 hours of burn time out of one of these puppies.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004 07:59:05 AM »

Cool!  I'm one of those folks who can't stand to throw away glass containers, either.  What a great way to recycle!
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twodollarclown
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2004 12:03:28 PM »

Beautiful! It's been years since I have made any kind of candles, and I wasn't aware there was a specific container wax. Excellent to know, since I've wanted to make some.
I've always been a little weary of paper-covered containers like that though. I can be a generally paranoid person. How hot does it get and how should I be worried at all? Or should I get over my paranoia?
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Goddess
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2004 07:59:15 PM »

the glass it quite thick, so the heat isn't an issue. the trick is to make sure that your flame is always below the top of the glass
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jiffer23
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004 09:33:08 AM »

excellent job, and the rose is the perfect accent.
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Karolina
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2004 02:38:33 PM »

that is so cute Cheesy i love candles!
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2004 07:49:12 PM »

wow! goddess, your ideas are always so cool, i love the candel and the rose finishes it nicely *thumbs up!* Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2004 06:11:01 PM »

thanks so much, I appreciate the kind words
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