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Ice Candles Recipe

These are fun to make and relatively simple but they look beautiful when they're finished.


Clean out an empty milk carton and tape along the outside/bottom of it with masking tape to make the walls stronger so they don't bow from the weight of the wax. Melt some paraffin wax to about 140F. Place a taper candle the same height as the candle you want to make in the center of the milk carton and fill up the carton with crushed ice. The ice should hold the taper in place. Place the carton in a basin of some sort to catch any spilling water as the ice melts (not in the sink though!). Slowly pour the wax into the carton until it fills to the top. If the level of the wax goes down, just add more wax. When the candle is cool to the touch, hold it over a basin or tub and peel/cut the milk carton off the candle. The melted water will gush out so be prepared. The taper inside the candle can be replaced when it burns down completely.

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