A Deaf newly Santa Cruz resident blogging about her DIY craft projects to save money, reduce waste, and regain her spirit.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Make a candle using oranges, tangerines, or cuties
I was inspired by a post I saw using the stem of an orange as a wick for candles! Here is a version of my candle using a tangerine or cutie. I rubbed a bit of olive oil on the stem and used "poop" from the other candle's wax that dripped out onto the glass holder. The candle was not as effective until I dropped the match over the tangerine's stem and added lots of shavings from the other candle's poop to use as fuel to light on its own. It was fun to see the flame scarred the orange wall when I put the skin too close to the flame, but the tangerine did not catch on fire. However, I would keep a close watch or be near by when using this orange candle.