12.12.11

Color Drip Candles

When I was in college, my roommate and I used to spend hours making drip candles.  We would get various colors groups and starting with the darkest drip layers of wax along wine bottles- (wine bottles were not hard to come by!) I love lighting candles, especially around the holiday season and had started saving stubs of candles to do this project when I came upon these Color Drip Candles at World Market.

Each pack comes with two candles which is a great starter for two wine bottles-  To continue the wax drip art just add colored candles (the ones that are colored through and not white in the center are best).

The monkeys are really quite into playing with wax and fire (shocking I know!) so we are going to gather a few more wine bottles and actually make the bottles I had originally wanted to make- The starter pack is a great way to get the project up and running (pun intended).
Happy Monday!
What is your favorite candle decorative? 

21 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

These remind me of my college days, too, when a wine bottle was all you had for a candle holder. What a fun project for your boys! Enjoy!!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Those are so fun!! I've never seen the multi-colored ones before. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Brissa said...

those look so cool and fun to make!

Sara Szatmary said...

I had one of those! I loved it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, yes we use to make these in the 70's. Every well styled apartment had one.....So fun, I have not thought of them in years!!

Carol

Anait said...

What an awesome idea!! I might just make one with holiday colors :)

The Egg said...

SUCH an awesome idea. I've gotta try this.

Karena said...

I remember making these all the time!!

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la petite coquine said...

How fun!

Mice Aliling said...

Nice ... I've seen these in s friend's house... I adore any candle as long as it's scented ;) The smell just fills the room with magic :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I so remember doing these when I was younger. Somehow, over the years, I've become much more of a simple, traditional candle type. I love white ones on the dining table for dinner. Just so romantic.

David Toms said...

I used to save Chianti bottles whenever I had them primarily to put candles in as I thought it was oh so cachet!

heather said...

these are so much fun! i still have the first drip candle i ever made with birthday candles while talking to a friend on the phone for hours and watching the nye ball drop, about 15 years ago or so...

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

How neat!!! I love this...and it's so fun and funky.

I need to make it out to a world market...they keep closing in our area though and now I have to drive far. :(

Krystal said...

um whoa, those are awesome..

drollgirl said...

what a flashback! and it looks like so much fun!

Amanda Hill said...

Just stumbled onto your blog! So great, I am totally becoming a new follower so I can stop back often! Thanks xoxo.

Clara Turbay said...

Great and modern ideas!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Those are absolutely amazing!

Pat Tillett said...

Back in the day, we would have HUGE piles of melted wax from burning so many of these candles. I'm sure the candles werent' the only things smoking in the room...

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I love, love, love drip candles!!! I was actually just trying to find them online. Can't believe they have them at World Market! Thanks! xo Samantha

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