I am so excited to share my first candle review! I think that it is good to know what kind of candles you are buying and what works within your budget range.
Packaging: I am absolutely in love with this mason jar packaging. The label is cute and it draws me in because it is both rustic and classy.
Durability: This candle lasted about 24-40 hours? I didn’t keep track of it entirely but it lasted about a week and a half. I am disappointed that the wick disappeared so that I couldn’t reach the 1/2″ (which you can see) and use it all up.
Smell: This is a light floral smell that doesn’t overwhelm a room but can make anyone who enters feel at ease. This candle is the perfect spring scent or entry to fall scent.
Budget: $12.50. You can get these on sale from $3-$6 depending on if you can get it during the semi-annual or candle sale. I would not buy these unless they were on sale, but that is usually how I treat everything from Bath and Body Works…avoid unless it is on sale!
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I am absolutely in love with this candle that I saw at the Renaissance Festival last year. I think that most of you know that I have a wee bit obsession with mermaids…okay, I love mermaids. Once I saw this, I fell in love. This kind of candle is one that candlemakers have to carve within 12 minutes (more or less) because it will dry fully. A candle like this isn’t something that is a one-go, it is one that you can use for a lifetime as long as you take care of it.
I believe that this candle ran around $50+ which is expensive but they make so many amazing candles that go from Disney to Doctor Who.
Here is their website: Royal Candle Maker
I am not sponsored by them, I just love their work and how they make these candles with so much ease.
Don’t throw away those burnt candles just yet! I have the perfect DIY that can add a nice touch for any location.
What you will need:
1. An old candle, preferably a large container.
2. Paint of your choice. I used Americana’s Coral Blush.
3. Painter’s tape.
4. A paint brush.
5. Something to lay over your work space. I just used from craft paper I had lying around.
6. Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls (see step 4).
- If you still have wax in the candle, use a candle warmer or place in the microwave (under supervision) and clean the container.
- Start by taping how many chevrons you would like. I decided to just go with the shape of the candle jar and made three points.
- Paint as many coats as needed to make the chevron pattern opaque.
- Any mistakes? Use some rubbing alcohol to clean up the bottom in case there was any bleeding from the paint.
Yipee! You now have a lovely chevron jar that can hold a lot of things! If you are placing a lot of sharp objects into the jar, you can hot glue a circle of felt inside so that it will have a layer of protection.
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I am so excited to kick this series off! I hope that I can come up with more DIYs that are something you would like to do too! So, this DIY is more of a buying and placing strategic DIY but I think that it is a great way for you to put your own little touch to everything, even the bathroom.
What you will need:
-Shattered glass container
-Shells you have collected or purchased
I bought everything but the shells when they were on clearance at Kohl’s. The shattered glass container was only $3.00 and cost about triple that so it was a steal! I knew that I wanted a cute container for the shells. By the way, this is at my sister’s house since her roommates let us decorate it the way we wanted.
The shells I have had since I went to Myrtle Beach, SC a long time ago and now I have a good use for them.
The candle holder ended up being around $3-4 as well since it was on sale and held this beach smelling candle that is more for decoration than actually burning.
I promise that there will be more DIYs that are crafty but I know that this one and the next one are more purchase and put together DIYs! I hope that you will be patient with me on them.
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