- 2 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
I LOVE candles, I mean FI goes crazy when I buy more, they are always burning, summer & winter and all over our flat! I was considering buying some for the reception on the tables as part of my vintage theme ‘centre pieces’, I spoke to the vendor as it’s an old coverted stables/barn and she was happy when I discussed. Then I thought, hey, why not try to make some!? I am fairly creative and I thought if it works out, then I won’t have to buy as many candles!
To put it in perspective, I bought 1kg (just over 2lbs) of recycled wax for £3 off ebay, some pre-waxed wicks for £1.50 and some lavender essential oil to experiment with for £0.99 (lavender is the theme, lavender colours, dried lavender features etc) so all in all with p&p it cost about £7, it costs £30 for a Yankee Candle which are about .6kg (1.3lbs).
Last night I had a little experiment, I hadn’t really got a clue about how much oil to use, I asked a friend who used to make her own candles to sell and she said it all depends on the strenght of the oil etc, so anyway I melted about half of the wax up, added in some oil, rigged some…interesting props for holding the wicks in the centre and added some driend lavender my mum saved for me from her garden and they turned out really cute! I had to test and the one I burnt smelt lovely, burned really well and made the whole place smell yummy!
I wanted to know opitions and ideas for other ‘vessles’ I could make candles in? It is a winter barn/vintage style reception and have loads of old jars of all different styles saved up for flowers, these lovely glass beads my mum got, suger coated almons which looked so cute and lace detailing around some of the jars, maybe some tealights in some of the larger jars, that sort of thing! Tableclothes are white and napkins etc are all lavender and purple.