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how I make my own –scented- candles
During the summer time, I really like to decorate my fireplace with candles, so this is a tutorial how I make my own –scented- candles.

-Please don't try it if you are under 18 years old :( -

...also...

-Sorry if my English aren't perfect :( -

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  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Ice cubes
    1 old pot
    Empty juice or milk cartons
    Camping-gas or other hitting device
    1 lighter
    Some pegs
    Some bamboo sticks
    Scented candles (same height with the cartons or higher)
    Paraffin flakes (or old used candles)
    and
    Scissors or/and Knife
    Newspapers

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the carton so as its top part is 5-10cm shorter than the wick.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Light up the gas and keep the fire in a low temperature.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add the paraffin flakes (or pieces of some cropped used candles)

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stir with a bamboo stick until all the pieces of the paraffin and the candles melt.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pure some of the liquid (the melted paraffin and candles) into the carton just fill the carton about 2 cm.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 10
    Step 10

    Leave the paraffin to cold and become solid.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pour the liquid into the carton. If the paraffin started to cold, just hit it up for a second before pouring.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 12
    Step 12

    Put the ice cubes into the carton; try to have the wick always at the center of the carton.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 13
    Step 13

    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.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut the wick 2-3 cm long.

  • How to make a candle. Ice Cube Candles - Step 15
    Step 15

    And…this is it…

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Acdamma
Acdamma · Silver Spring, Maryland, US · 1 project
Nice, i'm gonna try this.
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Apricot
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US
Cool, i need to try this one!
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
Im gonna have to make these!
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FooFoo
FooFoo · Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
Wow, I didn't know that it's so easy - great tutorial, easy to follow! I'll make some for my best friends bathroom as a present for her new flat :]
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lena
lena · Richmond, Virginia, US · 2 projects
awesome
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Valerie Ellen
Valerie Ellen
Those are awesome! I am going to have to do that this summer. I always have bought my fireplace candles before. I love how you used old candles to make your new ones. Great idea!

Val
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
they look awesome!!!
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*scout nubbies*
*scout nubbies* · Chino, California, US · 7 projects
this is genius!
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Marina K.
Marina K.
thank you so much for this great tutorial Happy
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Caty C.
Caty C. · Cartago, Cartago, CR · 11 projects
That's really nice. I always mess up everything when i try to make candels, may be this will help. Tongue
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