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Got oranges? Don't toss those rinds, they make lovely votive candles!
I often wonder what to do with my lovely orange rinds after I've juiced them. Lucky I discovered how to make a cheery, fragrant tea light holder using those happy colored orange rinds. Candlelight breakfast anyone?

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  • How to make a recycled candle holder. Orange Votive Candle Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    With a sharp knife, slice an orange (or 2 or 3!) in half, across the middle, not from stem end to bottom end.

  • How to make a recycled candle holder. Orange Votive Candle Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a knife or a spoon, scrape out any guts, like you would a pumpkin. You want the insides as smooth as possible. Then use a small cookie cutter or knife to cut a hole in one half of the orange, on the end portion. A little fire escape, so to speak.

  • How to make a recycled candle holder. Orange Votive Candle Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the remaining half of the orange in a small bowl, ramekin, or jar and insert a tea light candle. Light the candle, place the cut-out orange half on top and set the mood!

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Rebecca  B.
Rebecca B.
Oranges already make candles on their own as does any citrus fruit, putting candles inside is just wasteful
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