During the summer time, I really like to decorate my fireplace with candles, so this is a tutorial how I make my own â€“scented- candles.
-Please don't try it if you are under 18 years old :( -
-Sorry if my English aren't perfect :( -
1 old pot
Empty juice or milk cartons
Camping-gas or other hitting device
Some bamboo sticks
Scented candles (same height with the cartons or higher)
Paraffin flakes (or old used candles)
Scissors or/and Knife
We need the wick of the candles, so we try to chop gently the scented candles with hands so that the wicks are separated out of the candles. If this is not possible, you must buy some wick.
Cut the carton so as its top part is 5-10cm shorter than the wick.
There are 2 ways to stabilize the wick at the center of the carton
1. using a peg
2. making a knot at the center of a bamboo stick
To tell you the truth, I prefer the bamboo stick.
Light up the gas and keep the fire in a low temperature.
Add the chopped scented candles into the pot and stir with a bamboo stick. Be very careful...this MUST NOT boil, so keep the temperature very low.
Add the paraffin flakes (or pieces of some cropped used candles)
Stir with a bamboo stick until all the pieces of the paraffin and the candles melt.
Pure some of the liquid (the melted paraffin and candles) into the carton just fill the carton about 2 cm.
Leave the paraffin to cold and become solid.
Pour the liquid into the carton. If the paraffin started to cold, just hit it up for a second before pouring.
Put the ice cubes into the carton; try to have the wick always at the center of the carton.
After some hours, when the paraffin is solid, you can tear the carton. Just take under consideration that there is some water (from the ice cubes) inside the carton.
Cut the wick 2-3 cm long.
Andâ€¦this is itâ€¦