Okay, we all love candles. The flicker, the ambience the way they make us feel, it's all so soothing and mesmerizing.
However, sometimes we'd like to use candles in places where flames aren't exactly safe, but I've come up with a way to replicate the non-flaming (or sometimes called flameless) candles you see in all the stores right now for very little money and it's SUPER easy!
I bought a bunch of pillar candles from the dollar store because I found they burn down in the middle and leave a nice 1/4" to 1/2" wall around the sides after they've burned. (you can experiment with candles you like to find one that leaves a nice wall too) I burned them for a few hours to make a nice DEEP well in the middle. I kept pouring the wax out so it wouldn't harden back up.
Here it is burning down. :)
After you get the candle burned down nice and deep, you can go to the Dollar Tree, Big Lots or even Walmart and pick up some of these battery operated tea lites. :) The Dollar Tree has two in a pack for a $1.00. (just love that store!)
You're probably getting the idea by now, but I have to finish this blog post, so bear with me. :)
After you get the candle burned down deep enough to hold the tea lites without the fake flame showing out of the top, you're done! Just turn the tea lites on and place down inside the well of the candle. .....like this!
Tada! You have non-flaming candles that look like this all for about 2 bucks! :) And if you already have candles, then it's even cheaper!
I swear they look just like the real thing....but much safer!
Now run out and get some supplies to make your own! :-)
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