The 10-Minute Tangerine Candle!

Introduction: The 10-Minute Tangerine Candle!

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Hey, guys! There is hardly a person, who does not like resting in a cozy room filled with candles. This does not only contribute to relaxation and better mood, but also creates romantic pleasant atmosphere! If you enjoy different kinds of candles as well and have plenty of them at home, I offer you to make your own tangerine candle right away. The creation of this handmade souvenir will not take it longer than 10 minutes only! Let us start making it together right now!

Step 1: Supplies

To create one tangerine candle, you will need the following supplies:

  • Tangerine
  • Ordinary wax or paraffin candle (the one you can buy in any shop)
  • Knife
  • Large metal cup
  • Sushi sticks
  • Cutting board

Step 2: Cut the Candle

Take a knife and an ordinary long candle you have bought in a shop in advance. Carefully cut away the paraffin or wax using a knife as it is shown on the photo. Try not to damage or spoil the candlewick. We will need it later)

Step 3: Cut the Paraffin Into Pieces

Now, cut the paraffin into small pieces.

Step 4: ​Melt the Paraffin

Put the paraffin you have cut into a large metal cup. Melt it on the water bath on small fire for several minutes.

Step 5: Prepare the Tangerine

Cut the top of the tangerine. Take a teaspoon and separate the flesh of the tangerine from the skin. Try to do that very carefully not to damage the skin. Voila! Now, you are welcome to eat the flesh of the tangerine! You have deserved that!

Step 6: Fix the Candlewick

Taker two Sushi sticks and fix the candlewick between them. Place the candlewick into the center of the tangerine you have prepared.

Step 7: Pour the Paraffin Into the Tangerine

Now, the paraffin should have melted already. Pour it inside the tangerine. Leave some space above to make the candlewick visible. Wait until the paraffin becomes firm and pour a bit more melted paraffin above. Repeat the step twice or thrice depending upon the size of your tangerine.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Tangerine Candlestick!

That’s it! Your homemade tangerine candlestick is now ready! Hopefully, it will become a great addition to the décor of your home interior, creating warm, romantic and cozy atmosphere for your loved ones!

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