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You may be familiar with making snowflakes from Borax crystals.  In this instructable we will be making Borax crystal candle holders the same way with the magic of science.

Admittedly this is my third instructable on making candle holders so it may seem like I have a bit of an obsession. But what can I say, one can never have enough candles.  Especially if you have sparkly crystal candle holders.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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  • *Borax -can be found in the laundry aisle
  • Chenille stems/pipe cleaners
  • Clear glass tea light holder
  • String
  • Large container, preferably glass
  • Measuring spoon and spoon for stirring
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or dowel
*I checked the MSDS for Borax, it is not flammable so it is safe to use with candles.  But if you are uncomfortable with this you can use LED tea lights.
They are so pretty. Georgeous presents for christmas.
Maybe one could use sugar or salt instead? It may form other crystals... I should give it a try.... so many things to explore, but only 24h a day to experiment. ;-P
So cool. Hope to teach my great--grandchildren (6 8 9) to make some of these for Easter and Mother's Day.
ChrysN (author)  DUSTERMUSTER2 years ago
That sounds like fun!
bandara2 years ago
Very nice
mnms19832 years ago
This will Help ful to mee....
Can we make this kind of gifts out of borex. ?
I cound see in shop like this product. But according to shop owner that was made by an another crystal, that was like salt. Also it was made by baking on oven.
Does any one know about it ?
ChrysN (author)  mnms19832 years ago
These are made out of Borax crystals commonly found in laundry detergent. I don't know the ones that are baked.
bajablue2 years ago
So pretty!!!
artfulann2 years ago
Nice! I'm going to try this!
I wonder if the borax solution instead of being thrown away can be reheated and used again? Or could it be used for cleaning something?
ChrysN (author)  artfulann2 years ago
Yes, the solution can be reused by heating again and adding a bit more Borax or for cleaning, thank you for mentioning it.
de nada!
sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for this Instructable! I will be making these this winter! Oh I love them!
CrLz2 years ago
Very pretty!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
I like these. They throw off amazing light., and a few combined would be a great addition to a meal!
rrkrose2 years ago
These are so beautiful! These will make great holiday gifts.
Judith7562 years ago
These would make nice wedding table centerpieces and pretty economical.
Thanks for the ideas and instructions.
Wow, those are stunning. What a neat idea. :D