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Vintage Oil Can Candles

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Thought it would be a cool idea to "UP-cycle" some chick pea cans into candles, but the added vintage oil can labels are the finishing touch. Never made a candle before? Follow me.
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://thecavenderdiary.com/2013/08/09/oil-can-candles/

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  • Bobbie B
    Bobbie B Fairfield, OH
    on Aug 10, 2013

    I will never forget when I was 13 I received a candle making kit for Christmas. My mom had just bought her new appliances when we moved and I was so excited to try out my new gift! YUP, I sure did! I spilled the candle wax down the side of the stove between the stove and the cabinet all because the potholder I was using was too thick and the mold slipped out! It took me days to scrape off that wax!! I have to say I have never tried it since!

  • James@TheCavenderDiary
    James@TheCavenderDiary Dallas, TX
    on Aug 10, 2013

    I had an experience like that once too, Bobbie, I'm much better with age now,

  • Debbie
    Debbie Sykesville, MD
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Hi James, love this idea...great way to make a candle more masculine too!

  • Mandy Brown
    Mandy Brown Waynesboro, VA
    on Nov 14, 2015

    I love the oil can idea. We are remodeling our 1/2 bath in a vintage car/gas station motif since my boyfriend and his dad collect and restore antique cars. One thing about making homemade candles; I used to make them all the time about 20 years ago and to make your scent last and have vibrant color throughout the candle there is an additive you use in the wax called vybar. There are two types depending on whether you're making a pillar or container candle, but it will make them look smoother and retain the fragrance from beginning to end. Thanks for the great idea!!

  • James@TheCavenderDiary
    James@TheCavenderDiary Dallas, TX
    on Nov 14, 2015

    Glad that you like them...and thank you for the advice. I'm looking up vybar right now.

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