Do you love those small cute pumpkins you see at the store? Pumpkins can be used for making tasty dishes, but the leftover pumpkin shells also have a nice use. Make your own cinnamon pumpkin candles after you have made those pumpkin pies. They are very easy to make and smell great too. You can light them up in the evenings and make your home feel cozy and smell wonderful.
5 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Cinnamon Pumpkin Candles:
Things You Need:
You will need a small pumpkin, wicks, paraffin wax, cinnamon sticks and cinnamon oil. You also need a pan and a bowl for melting the wax and a spoon.
Prepare The Pumpkin:
Slice the pumpkin into two and scoop out the insides using a spoon. You can use the insides of the pumpkin in your cooking. Make the inside shell of the pumpkin as clean as possible. Now, place the wicks at the center of the pumpkin shell. You may stick the wicks if necessary to prevent them from falling. Trim the wicks according to the size of the pumpkin shell.
Melt The Wax:
Melt the wax using a double boiler. If you do not have a double boiler, boil water in a pan. Now, take the paraffin wax in a small bowl and place it in the boiling water. Once the wax is melted, pour it carefully into the pumpkin shells.
Add Cinnamon Sticks:
Crush few cinnamon sticks and add it to the melted wax and stir well. You may also add a few drops of cinnamon oil if you want a stronger smell. If you want your candle to have some color, you can also mix some food coloring to the wax.
Allow The Candle To Set:
After you are done adding the cinnamon, leave the candle aside for some time. It may take an hour or two for the candle to set. That’s it your cinnamon pumpkin candle is ready. Light them up and enjoy the warmth and fragrance. You can place these candles on a side table in your living room. They look very pretty and liven up your home.
It is advisable not to melt the paraffin wax in the microwave, as it is difficult to control the temperature in a microwave and the wax may catch fire. If you have children, keep the candles away from their reach.