Christmas fun when you not feeling very festive can be tricky at this time of the year. To help you to get into the festive spirit here is a simple Christmas candle idea for you to make at home, these really do help you to conjure up some Christmas memories and embrace some of that festive cheer!
There is nothing like the smell of cinnamon to get the Christmas vibes flowing and these lovely candles are not only fun and easy to make but they will soon fill the house with a warming Christmassy aroma.
What You Will Need
Take any unscented pillar or church style candle
6 Cinnamon Sticks snapped in half (or 12 whole sticks if you have a taller candle)
Some Blu Tac
Some Festive Ribbon
How to make your candle
Begin by securing one of the cinnamon sticks to the candle with a tiny piece of Blu Tac towards the top of the stick. Carefully attach all the sticks with fairly even spacing between them, use the Blu Tac to keep it in place.
Now take your ribbon and cut it in half to form two lengths, tie one of the ribbon lengths around the top of the cinnamon sticks and the other towards the bottom. Keep the knots as small as possible and cut off any loose ends.
Once the cinammon sticks are secured with the ribbon, carefully remove the blu tac from underneath the cinammon.
As an optional finishing touch you can add a christmas bow, some tinsel or even some holly!
Burning this candle will warm up the cinammon and fill your home with the wonderful scent of christmas spice, this will be a good quality aroma and not synthetic. Remember not to leave the burning candle unattended and put it on a heat resistant surface.
Relax with a nutmeg hot chocolate or a warm mince pie! Perfect on the table for Christmas day centrepiece too!
What do you think, will you be making your own festive candle this Christmas?
This post was written by Becky Whittaker for online speciality grocery store Tastebox.
Merry Christmas :)
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