Making your own hand-dipped candles for Thanksgiving is a wonderful tradition. They can then be lit for Thanksgiving dinner, giving off a wonderful warm glow and slight honey scent.
|To hand-dip candles, you will need to put your wax in an old can. Place this can in a pot of water and heat on a medium temperature until your wax has melted. Meanwhile tie two lengths of your wicking on a skewer, pencil or chopstick.|
|Dip this into your melted wax. Dip in for two seconds and out again for two seconds. If you leave it in the wax too long, your wax that is on the wick will melt back off.|
|This is what they look like after about twenty-five dips.|
|Now they are ready to leave hanging overnight to fully harden.|
We hang ours in the kitchen, taping them to an open cabinet.
All ready for lighting at tomorrow's dinner.