Saturday, March 31, 2012

31 March - Celebrating Earth Hour 2012

Once again it's our annual celebration of Earth Day.

Don't forget to turn off your lights at 8:30 p.m., EST.

It's also a perfect occasion to put those beeswax candles to use.

Here's my candle making efforts.

Combs are first heated in a crock pot until they melt.  The debris falls to the bottom so I carefully scoop close the the surface with a glass pitcher.

Then I pour into the waiting silicon molds.  The candle wick comes from a hole in the bottom, fed threw with a crochet hook and pulled to the top (which becomes the bottom of the candle).

Bobby pins or in my case, knitting accessories, serve to hold the wick straight and center while the wax cools.

The next day I'll tip the candles out.

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