Thursday, December 25, 2008

Beeswax Candles

We let Clover stay up late on Christmas Eve to help with making beeswax candles. Her job was to scrape out the pulp. Ofcourse, she had to drink some of the juice first... These turned out beautifully. They were inspired by the ones in the Winter issue of Living Crafts. The ones that we made in walnut shells didn't float (they sank), but they were still very beautiful. The ones in the orange shells were definitely my favorite:
We made a beautiful centerpiece for a simple holiday meal with my dad and sisters. We lit the candles, Clover said a short blessing, and we ate chicken and (heart-shaped!) dumplings. We had a really nice time. I love family celebrations!

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