Introduction: Pumpkin Candle
Step 1: Cut the pumpkin 1/3 of the way down.
Step 2: Remove the pumpkin pulp with your hand.
Step 3: Once most of the pulp is removed, take the melon scooper and scrape the inside and sides of the pumpkin.
Step 4: Once the inside of the pumpkin is clean, place the metal part of the wick at the bottom of the pumpkin. Wrap the wick around the straw, and then let it sit on top of the pumpkin in preparation for the melted wax. Keep it in place by securing it to the pumpkin with painter's tape.
Set the hollow pumpkin aside. Now it is time to make the scented wax.
Step 5: Measure 2 cups of beeswax pellets. However, melt 1 cup of wax at a time.
Take 1 cup of wax pellets and place in the glass jar. Place the jar with pellets in the microwave. IMPORTANT: Place a paper towel over the jar to keep your microwave clean.
Microwave for 2 minutes. Then microwave at 1-minute intervals. Once the first cup has melted, place another cup of wax pellets into the jar and continue to microwave in 1-minute increments. It may take up to 5 total minutes to melt in the microwave.
Step 6: While the wax is melting mix the cloves, cinnamon and vanilla extract together.
Step 7: Once the wax is fully melted pour the spices in. Use a disposable spoon to mix the spices into the wax. CAREFUL: This process is very hot.
Step 8: After the wax and spices are fully mixed, pour the wax mixture into the pumpkin. Ensure the wick stays in the center of the pumpkin.
Step 9: Let the candle sit for 5 hours. Once the wax is dry, trim the wick to about 1/2 inch from the top of the candle. Enjoy!
· Small Pumpkin
· Sharp Knife
· Recycled glass container to melt the wax
· 2 cups of beeswax pellets
· Candle wick with metal bottom
· Melon scooper
· Straw or wooden skewer to hold the candle wick in place
· 1/2 Tbsp ground or whole cloves
· 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
· 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
· Plastic spoon to stir the hot wax and spice
· Painter's tape to secure the straw to the pumpkin
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