DIY: Gingerbread Martini Glass Candle

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I’m a tad bit of a hoarder when it comes to candles and anytime I am home, I will have at least one burning. I love having my entire house filled with fabulous scents (I rotate fragrances based on the time of year and will even burn multiple scents at a time). I always have left over wax in my candle jars, and instead of wasting it by throwing it away I decided to use it to make new candles. Since this years Christmas theme is gingerbread I bought martini glasses that would be filled with white candle wax and adorned with wax gingerbread men to represent milk and cookies. Not only do they look adorable, but also they’d also make an ideal gift and can be changed for anytime of the year. Here are the simple steps to candle cuteness.

 Step 1: Line a mini loaf pan with foil.

Step 2: Place wax if not in a jar (I bought two votive candles) inside a glass jar and in a pot of water on the stove. Allow wax to melt; stirring as needed.

Step 3: Pour melted wax into the prepared foil pan and allow to semi set up.

Step 4: Cut out your desired shape with a mini cookie cutter.

Step 5: Melt your main color of wax the same way as step 2. Once melted place a small amount of wax in the bottom of the martini glass and add the wick (found at Michael, Hobby Lobby..etc) allow to harden.

 Step 6: Pour your main color wax into the martini glass leaving a space at the top.

Step 7: Allow to become almost hardened before you set your shapes on top, and allow to set up over night.

 Step 8: Trim your wick.

Step 9: The finishing touches; add a bow if desired and use as decor, place in a cellophane bag to give as a gift, place in a box and wrap or in a gift bag. The candles are adorable, burn nicely and will be my go-to gift for 2013.

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