Cut the top off the milk carton, wash thoroughly, let dry. Melt the wax. I melt mine in an old 2 quart measuring cup set in a pan of boiling water. The measuring cup makes the wax easier to pour.
Holding the thin candle or wick in the center, fill the milk carton with the broken ice cubes, and immediately pour the hot wax into the ice-filled container. As soon as it has cooled, pour the water off and remove the carton.
Place the candle on a saucer and decorate by putting a wide ribbon and bow around the bottom of the candle. Flowers may be put around the base, if desired.
This is a particularly nice candle for Christmas because the clear/white wax looks like snow and you can place short pieces of pine branches around the base immediately below the ribbon.
Source: I don't remember where the idea came from as I have been making these candles since I was a kid, and I am now retired.
By Clynn from Inglis, FL
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Wow, we made these as kids too. There used to be instructions on the GulfWax packages.
Sounds fun and I have broken crayons to use for tints. I might try to do some soon for Christmas gifts.
I first made this in Girl Scouts I am 55 yrs young :.) They are great for any kind of a gift. I was just thinking about doing them for gifts. I save all my candles that burn down and hope to use them for this. I haven't made these in yrs. Can make for any time of the year. My used candles are usually scented, so I don't know how the scents will work together. thunderheart54
I remember making these candles with my mom. Oh the memories. I am 62 and I still miss my parents.
I did this and put a small piece of broken crayola in wax for a slight aqua tint and it was beautiful. The solid white is really pretty too. You can use any color of crayola you want. Nice for center pieces for baby showers, weddings, Christmas and any occasion. I got this out of a magazine in the late 60's and have used it alot.
This sounds very nice. Do you have a picture of the finished candle? I would love to see it.
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