safe-alternatives-to-candles

Face it, candles can be a hazard. When used in an unsafe way, unattended candles can lead to fires and are a real problem around kids.

About.com has a good guide to safe alternatives to candles. Go read the alternatives

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DIY Soy Candles

Monica at Mon Makes Things made this collection of cute soy candles and shares how on her blog. If you’ve never tried candle making for yourself, this is a great place to start!…

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Silver White Winters has a cute idea for a candle making project – making itsy bitsy candles using acorn toppers and beeswax! They don’t last long, but it’s easy to make lots. These would be great as part of an …

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¬†Creative Soul Spectrum shares a prettily photographed tutorial for making your own beeswax candle on the stove. The blogger is a first time candle-maker and talks in her post about how easy it really is. Check it out.…

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Did you know you can make a cute candle with just the peel of a citrus fruit? Really, you don’t even need a wick! The wick is made from the white fleshy center fiber of the orange, and olive oil …

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Ever wanted to learn to make soy candles? The Pretty Pauper shared a tutorial this week hooking you up with the details! This was the blogger’s first candle making project and they look great – check out the how-to.…

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Lifehacker shares how to make the simplest DIY candle you can think of, which is also perfect in emergency situations. Simply put a piece of string in a tub of shortening, and it will burn for up to 45 days! …

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Learn to make your own tea lights and tea light candle holder using plastic eggs. This holder looks just like the beer flights I’m so personally fond of. Also, how cute would this be done in rainbow colors?¬†Check out

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The other day, I shared a tutorial about how to recycle old candles. In that same spirit, I thought I’d share this tutorial from Sweet Verbana on candle rewicking. Visit her tutorial to learn how to rewick old candles

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I’m one of those ladies who loves to take baths with scented candles lit in the room, so I go through a lot of candles. Also being a crafty type, I find myself resisting the urge to throw away perfectly …

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