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Candles made from food!
Cute little candles that are cheap, easy, and quick to make. If only they had a scent...

*IMPORTANT NOTE*
As with any candle do not leave it burning unattended!

Posted by Javabean from Lothian, Maryland, United States • Published See Javabean's 22 projects »
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  • How to make a candle. Orange Peel Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your half orange and remove the pulp. Be careful to leave the white bit in the middle unharmed. I did this by working my finger around the outer edge and scooping out each segment one at a time.

  • How to make a candle. Orange Peel Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill the peel with olive oil until just a little bit of the white part is still sticking out.

  • How to make a candle. Orange Peel Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a lighter or matches to start the white bit burning. It may take a few seconds to get it going. Maybe next time I'll let the peel dry out a bit before adding the oil and see if it lights faster.

  • Step 4

    And that's it! Enjoy your candle!

    Sadly, it doesn't smell like an orange while it's burning, but maybe adding some orange oil or perfume oil could fix that. I'll have to experiment a bit and see how it goes.

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PinKween
PinKween · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 21 projects

Ooh no :( I tried and it didn't want to lit at all...how comes? What do I do wrong? Shd it b rather fresh peel than dried? Have you tried them both? Thnk you in advance for an advise...X

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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands · 85 projects

Now we know what to do when we don't have candles in the house and power goes off. (Sadly we don't have oranges often) :-p

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Autonomous
Autonomous · Phoenix, Arizona, United States · 22 projects

Adorable!! Lizard Liz makes a very valid point, be careful with those oils! (maybe just squeeze some juice from the orange into the oi before burning?)

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Lizard Liz
Lizard Liz · Fresno, California, United States · 2 projects

I would exercise EXTREME caution if you choose to add anything to that oil, most perfumes are highly flammable due to the high amounts of alcohol added to the fragrance. Just had to throw that in, I don't want to see any of my fellow crafty friends go up in flames!

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carmen
carmen · 1 project

that's cute!
imagine lemons! ahahaha
ill try adding perfume :)

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PinKween
PinKween · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 21 projects

Whooow, what an amazing idea...Wicked...have orchard of lemons at the moment..oranges'll cum with winter...Thank You!! xx

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Sleepy_Lime
Sleepy_Lime · marykirk, Scotland, United Kingdom · 4 projects

i did this it turned out!!! XD

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lena
lena · richmond, Virginia, United States · 2 projects

omg i love it. so simple :D

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Andrea G.
Andrea G.

sweet! good thing i eat a lot of fruits =]

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Michigan, United States · 14 projects

i love things like this. experiment more and post your ideas!

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