I started with the tall plain white prayer candles from Dollar Tree. You CAN buy them lots of other places, but not for just $1.00. And the more expensive ones are EXACTLY the same.
They are ALL filled with plain old boring white paraffin wax. And they are always only filled to 2-3 inches below the top AND always have lots of extra wick!
WHY are those last 2 facts important??? Because you can add some of your YUMMY smelling melted candle was to the TOP of them. Just leave 1/4″ of the wick, and be sure your wick stays in the center. Also BECAUSE you are only ‘topping off’ with the scented wax, you want to be sure your decorative paper covers ALL the way around so the ugly wax line doesn’t show.
I took these black tea light holders (turned upside down!) and used them as bases to put my candles on!
Feeling pretty darn clever for thinking of that one!
This is how the tea light holders are supposed to be used!
These will be headed to Stars soon, along with that batch of black finials I showed you a while back.