Sunday, May 15, 2011

DIY: Clementine Candle

This great little Clementine Candle tutorial , from Apartment Therapy, is a great way to easily make a candle, without all the mess.

•1 clementine
• olive oil
• 1 sharp paring knife
• many matches

Slide Show Tutorial From Apartment Theraphy

NOTE: The tough part is getting the "wick" to light. You really need a nice bit of clementine "flesh" sticking up in the middle, which you then soak for a minute in the olive oil. If your clementine doesn't have any flesh in the middle OR if you rip it, you'll need to start with another one.


Is there some reason why it has to be a clementine orange? I just tried it with a naval orange, but the wick won't light.

I don't know for sure why it has to be a clementine.
It could be that clementines are high in phosphorus, which as we all know is a good fire starter for anything. So maybe that is why....but that is a good question :)

Clementines are notoriously easy to peel so maybe they are recommended because you will be more likely to get a decent, intact "wick". Every time I dig into one, that section comes out almost completely whole. Maybe.

That is soo pretty and awesome :)

cool idea ...love it thanks :)

Hmmmm, well maybe you can just insert a bit of a wick if you don't have the flesh for the wick?

omg that total like fab ttyl

I'm so trying this. I don't think it would smell the same using a regular wick, but I bet it would still smell a little and it looks pretty!

This will be beautiful for thanksgivin. Put them on a tray in the center of the table...Thanks its beautiuful

Can you use a regular orange? can you make a video with a regular orange candle?

if you let the orange dry out over night it will light

Hi how long does it last lit?

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