This candle is easy to make and makes a very attractive centerpiece. It looks like a candle inside of chunks of snow.
*The open work of the candle depends on the size of the broken ice used to make it. If the chunks of ice are too small, the candle will not have a lacy snowy appearance.
Cut the top off the milk carton, wash thoroughly, let dry.
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
This sounds very nice. Do you have a picture of the finished candle? I would love to see it.
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.
I remember making these candles with my mom. Oh the memories. I am 62 and I still miss my parents.
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
Sounds fun and I have broken crayons to use for tints. I might try to do some soon for Christmas gifts.
Wow, we made these as kids too. There used to be instructions on the GulfWax packages.
Well Clyde, I'm about the same age and I remember making one of these when I was a teenager in the 1960s! It came out very well, too. I have no idea what became of my candle, but I've thought for years about making another one. Now that you've refreshed my mind on the directions, I just may make one this year! Thanks for posting this!
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