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Easy Valentine day upcycling project: romantic candles out of orange skins


What to make something swell and romantic quick? This is just the thing! These candles look great, smell great and cost you just pennies.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

What you need for this Valentine day project:
Few oranges (desirably with thick skins)
Vegetable oil (any kind)
Any natural fabric (you may use an old shirt or gauze)
Little coil of nicely bending thin wire
Spices

Making candles out of orange skins – Valentine day craft
Cut the oranges in half and use a spoon to remove all the insides. All you need is just two halves of the orange skins. You may eat the oranges. Now cut a piece of wire inch long. Make a little loop on one end and stick the other end into the orange skin. Make sure not to pierce it right through, otherwise your candles will leak.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

This candle does not look nice on my pic, I did not manage to make a nicer photo, but they surely look when burning.
Cut your fabric into inch long and ¼ inch wide strips. Pour some vegetable oil into the orange skin candles, dip the fabric strips (your wicks) into this oil and adjust them on the wire loops inside the candles. Now you may use some spices, such as cloves, anise tree seeds or cinnamon to decorate your candles and add them aroma.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

I have also use few drops of orange aroma oil in my candles. You ready to fire up. These candles are easy to make, but they look fantastic on your Valentine day romantic table or in the bathroom. Feel free to like and share this project on Social media and join me on Pinterest for more craft ideas.

Valentine day crafts: decorated glass bottle with hearts


This Valentine day craft is an easy decor project. It has taken me only 10 min to decorate the glass bottle.

Valentine day crafts

Valentine day crafts

Here is what you need for this Valentine day craft project:

– glass bottle

– Hot-melt adhesive

– Ribbon

– Silver or gold acrylic paint

– Glitter

Here is how I decorated this glass bottle for Valentine day. I have used hot-melt adhesive to draw hearts and LOVE letters on the bottle. I’ll take more picture of it and upload them later.

Then I used a painting brush to cover the bottle with silver acrylic paint. I used glitter to decorate it with pink sparks and tied a pink ribbon. You may use this bottle as a Valentine day decoration item. You may use it as a bottle for wine or other drinks on your table. Or you may use this Valentine day craft as your candle stick.