I was browsing through the latest Emma Bridgewater catologue at the weekend when I saw their new "Treacle tin candles"
I remembered I had a tin of syrup in the cupboard so I made up a batch of pancakes, drizzled the last of the syrup over them and washed out the tin so I could make my own.
I ran a sharp knife down the sides of the candle shredding it as it melts quicker than lumps and keeps the wick intact
and I used the small metal stopper from a nightlight, with a darning needle open the hole and poke the wick into it and place it in the bottom of the syrup tin this keeps it in place
then you put a bowl over a pan of boiling water and add the wax a little at a time until it has melted, (please remember if you're having go the wax will be boiling hot!!)
Then I poured it into a jug and keeping the wick up straight with the help of a peg I poured the wax into the tin, as it sets it sort of sinks in the middle so you'll need to top it up
and there is my "treacle tin candle" and best of all it cost me nothing!!
Well that was it I'd got the bug, next I melted two large red candles and filled a china cup
you can see I've got the wax all over the handle but when it had set it easily scraped off, I think I've found a new hobby!!
I'll need a lot of wax to fill up this big fella not to mention the amount of pancakes I'll have to eat!!
I've also made a bag, a brooch and badly attempted a purse but more on those next time.....