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Do-It-Yourself Dried Lavender Candles

If you love the smell and color of lavender, then you’ll want to know how to use its stems to create lavender candles. Here are the easy steps on how to utilize dried lavender and make them into scented candles.

Materials:

  • Candle wax- 1 cup
  • Dried lavender stalks
  • Double boiler
  • Mason jar- 8oz
  • Medium candle wick
  • Skewer
  • Scissors
  • Spice and flower essential oil- 5 drops
  • Twine- 10 inches

Instructions

  1. Use a boiler to melt a candle wax.
  2. Place 5 stems of lavender in your mason jar. Lay them on the sides.
  3. Pour your melted was on the lavender stems.
  4. Wait for the wax to dry up completely before you repeat the same step on the mason jar.
  5. Once the lavender stems are in place, make your mason jar stand upright.
  6. Apply melted wax on the center of the jar and place your candle wick as well.
  7. Wrap your wick around the skewer and let this rest on top of the mixture.
  8. Add 5 drops of spice and flower essential oil to the jar and mix well.
  9. Slowly add the remaining materials to the jar
  10. Wrap a twine around the jar to make it beautiful.

Lit your candles at night and relax while enjoying their scent.

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De-stressing With a Forsythia Wreath

Beat stress by creating a forsythia wreath to improve the aesthetics of your home. Though this may take some time, it is a great de-stressor which is extremely easy to do. So, make your home more welcoming for your visitors with a forsythia wreath!

Materials needed:

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Floral wire- 22-gauge
  • Forsythia stems- 15 pieces
  • Hot glue
  • Wire snips

Instructions:

  1. Start by cutting some sprigs of forsythia plant using wire snips.
  2. Pick up the fallen flowers from the branches for later use.
  3. For your convenience, separate your sprigs into two groups according to their sizes. You’re going to use the large ones first.
  4. Prepare a 4-inch floral wire and wrap it around your forsythia sprig. Make sure that it is secured.
  5. Add longer sprigs into the flora wire and wrap the ends around your grapevine twigs.
  6. Continue circling around your grapevine wreath and attach the forsythia sprigs with the outer twigs.
  7. Fill the empty spaces with small forsythia sprigs. Make sure you work completely around your wreath.
  8. Now, you can use the flowers you’ve picked up earlier to fill in some spots of the wreath. You can keep your sprigs secure with the use of a glue gun.

Now you have a beautiful door decoration! You can make more for your family and friends!