Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dipping Candles

If you have been reading my blog the last few weeks, you may have realized my lack of posting anything about Valentines day. Hmmm, you say as you look over past posts, she's right, not a thing. Why? you may ask. Well, for one, there wasn't too much to write about. We don't do too much for Valentines Day. I suppose I could have posted pictures of the chocolate heart my Grammie sent me. Woohoo. Don't get me wrong, I heart chocolate hearts (??) and I heart my Grammie. But you get my point about not doing too much for Valentines.

The other reason is because I really don't care for Valentines day. Personally, the weeks leading up to February 14 are the armpit of the calendar. So why post about something that doesn't thrill me?

All that being said, we did have a Valentines Supper at church on Saturday, and I was in charge of decorating for it. And you know what? It was fun.

For the centerpieces on the tables, I decided to do a little crafting. I had some leftover red wax from an old candle that I was just dying to use. And the church had a bunch of plain old white pillar candles that were just dying for a little color. :)

Here is what I did:
I took said plain white candles and dipped them in said old red wax. I tried a couple ways of melting the wax, but this "double boiler" type method worked the best, because it kept the wax very hot. I just boiled water in the pot on the bottom and put my wax in the stainless steel bowl on top.
I just kept dipping until I got the look I wanted.

Then, I used a hot glue gun and put on some ribbon that I got at the dollar store:
And for the final touch I added this "straw." Ok, its not straw, but I don't know what its called and it looks just like straw.
I personally think they came out pretty good! Here they are on the tables:

What did you do for Valentines Day?


  1. Good idea on the candles. Turned out very nice. But how can you NOT like Valentine's Day? Oh me. : | Maybe you'll change your mind someday. I enjoy your posts Nicole.

  2. "Armpit of the calendar" huh? I think I've heard that before somewhere.

  3. Thank you Mrs. Lockhart, and I'm glad you enjoy my blog!

    "Anonymous"...I thought you'd have something to say about that :) Its like the one area that I will have to agree that you were right about... ;)

  4. that is VERY cute Nicole!!! :)

  5. I think that stuff is called taffita (sp?) but I like straw better at least I know how to spell that! I love your candles, very cute, come to think of it I have some white candles and green wax... Hmmmmm I think you've sparked a project!


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