The summer fun with my Miss K continues...
Yesterday she gave me this impish grin and convinced me that
from a kit given to her by her Great-Grammy (my momma!) was a good idea!
Now...given the fact I know NOTHING about candle making we were in for quite a ride!
We followed the directions for making votive candles and boy am I glad one of the added tips was to use Freezer Paper for easy clean up!
CANDLE MAKING CREATES QUITE A MESS
This girl is MORE than excited!
Me, her Nana, well...I was KINDA excited!
We got everything in place...
We melted the paraffin...coloring (which was SUPPOSE to be a light pink!) and the scent (vanilla came with the kid-friendly kit so we used that!)
And off we went!!!!
I held the pan while my Miss K dipped away...
Setting the wicks in place...
And SCORE! Real live burnable CANDLES!
When we woke up this morning we were VERY surprised to find our pink candles looking a bit on the dark side!
But once out of their metal molds they didn't look too bad for our first ever try at candle-making!
Here's the final result! A sweet little
watermelon-colored-vanilla scented votive
that is perfectly wonderful for her gift-giving!
One for her Momma. Check.
One for her Daddy. Check.
One for her Auntie Adrienne. Check.
One for her new 4th Grade Teacher. Check.
One for Nanny (Great Grammy). Check.
One for Grandma #2. Check.
One for Nana (Moi). Check.
and ONE TO KEEP!
Can you think of a better way to spend a ridiculously HOT summer evening???
Memory making at it's best!
Love to you...