Lit Mould

A few months ago, I created this post on how to create your own candles using vintage cup and saucers to give them a new lease of life. I am totally in love with the idea of also making my own candles using glass jelly moulds and including two wicks to make more of an impact. What this space as I rummage through vintage markets and charity shops to find the moulded beauties!

Hope you all have a lovely week!

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Magic Blooms

I love to gift friends and family with flowers and beautiful plants, not only is it a nice gesture but it can also be inexpensive. I always buy blooms from the supermarket and take them home and work my magic to make them personal. You can use brown postal paper, cellophane and bows, wrapping paper, tissue paper and twine… the possibilities vast, but there is nothing nicer than receiving something that has had thought and love injected in to it!

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Table Desire

I’ve always wanted a telephone table. I’m unsure why I’ve had such a desire but I find them to be so chic and are the perfect size to fill that blank space in a hallway or in the corner of your lounge. As times have moved on and one no longer sits down at the table to take calls, they’re ideal for holding a lamp or for stacking books on.

Does anyone else hold such a love?

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Candle Cup

I love to have my home filled with the scent of burning candles.  I’ve been collecting vintage tea cups, cut glass tumblers and glass jelly moulds in the hope of getting round to making my own candles. Not only do they look cute, they also make the perfect gift for friends and family!

Here are a few simple steps on how to make your own and what you will need…

* A pouring pot or saucepan

* A thermometer

* 1 pound of palm wax

* Aromatherapy scents of your choice

* Candle wicks

* Fill the pouring pot or saucepan with the wax and heat until it reaches 85 oc

* Choose the tea cup or holder that you’d like to use for the candle
* Add your chosen scent to the melted wax. It’s lovely to mix different scents together
* Fill your tea cup or chosen holder to the top and wait for 5 minutes
* Insert the wicked into the middle of the candle wax 
* To ensure that the wick stays in the centre of the candle, use a bamboo stick. Make sure that you remove it after a few minutes to prevent an indent being create. The candle now needs to be left for a few hours until it is completely solid.
* The wick can now be trimmed to about 0.5”
* Light your candle and enjoy! 
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