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« on: May 18, 2004 04:45:17 PM »

Here's an idea I found from watching TV. I kind of altered some of it to make it more unique.

 Smiley Clean juice carton
 Smiley Candle wax
 Smiley Melting pot
 Smiley Candle thermometer
 Smiley A candle wick
 Smiley Wax colouring
 Smiley Candle wax scent
 Smiley Ice
 Smiley Ribbon

Step by Step
1. Trim the carton to the desired height of candle.
2. Break up the wax and begin melting it in an appropriate container that sits in a pot of boling water. Check the candle's temperature often. Make sure it's between 170-180 degrees F.
3. Add the colouring now. Break up the colouring so it melts easier. Then stir.
4. When the wax is ready to pour, add the scent the same way you did the colouring.
5. Put the wick into the container.
6. Crush some ice in a bag. The smaller the ice chunks, the more fancy design you will have.
7. Pour the ice all the way to the top of the container.
8. Now, pour the hot wax in over the ice. Let is alone over night so it can set and harden.
9. The next morning, pour out the water and place the carton on a plate or cutting board.
10. Tear away at the carton until it's all gone.

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 Grin Tie a ribbon around the completed candle for an accent.
 Grin Make a few of different heights and similar colours and arrange them together on a tray or mantle.
 Grin They make greast gifts.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2004 03:58:45 AM »

sounds really cool...do you have pictures? i'm curious to see what the ice does

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2004 12:09:13 PM »

Yeah, here's a pic of a completed project.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2004 09:08:08 PM »

what happens to all the ice inside that melted when you put wax on it? Curious. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2004 03:15:34 PM »

wow! they is so beautiful! my sister made one of these for mothers day at school, they turned out the same as yours

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004 07:08:44 PM »

I've seen candles that look like that before and I wondered how they did them. Now I know! Thanks =)
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004 10:37:05 PM »

*grins evilly and runs off to make some*
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2004 05:50:23 PM »

no water gets stuck inside the candle when the ice melts?

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2004 07:43:14 AM »

  I also made these, the water just runs out, however I made mine with Parawax? I think thats what its called that stuff in the canning area of the food store, and some cotton thread braided together! It did not melt very good, the wick just burned down very quickly, and the flame was itty-bitty, I mean you couldn't even really tell it was a candle.

  Maybe if I used an actual candle wick it would work better! Undecided

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2004 08:17:13 AM »

I am definetly making these!  Tongue

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