February 13, 2009
DIY Oak Leaf Candles
When softly glowing, candles handrolled with fall leaves have the luminous quality of stained glass; as the wick burns down, the silhouettes of the leaves become even more dramatic.
Materials and Tools
- Wax sheets
- Frying pan
Collect beautifully coloured leaves, and buy wax sheets and wicks at a craft store.
Press leaves between the pages of a book for several days, but don’t leave them for too long or they’ll become brittle.
Cut sheets of wax to the height you want, then roll one sheet tightly around a wick.
Add more layers, until the candle is the desired thickness.
Arrange the leaves on the final sheet of wax, then wrap tightly around the candle.
To finish, quickly touch both ends of the candle onto a heated frying pan.