Hello everybody! I'm Lily Rose
and welcome back to a new video! With the arrival of fall
there is one very important decor piece. It is finding its way back into our lives. Candles. And hey, I'm not complaining!
I love candles! Lately you see more and more
woodwick candles popping up, which, besides being super stylish, make
the most amazing fire crackling sound, like your very own little fireplace. However, would the candles tend to
be a tad more expensive, (as if candle prices weren't crazy enough already),
and they're harder to find. At least that I know of, here in Europe. So the easiest is just to create your own.
As the name says, the most
important piece is the woodwick, which you can obviously buy, if you want to. But again, that's more expensive.
And guess what? You can actually make your own with
some simple popsicle sticks. And nope, I'm not joking. Fancy expensive looking candles made
from some cheap popsicle sticks. But before we get to the video,
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And now let's start! First of all, wood. You can find in many hobby and craft stores
strips of balsa wood, which I think is actually what they used
in the store-bought woodwick candles. But I'm not 100% sure. But if you can't find it or
you don't want to spend some extra bucks… Guess what? I found a super cheap alternative! Popsicle sticks, although now that I think of it, I don't really know what kind of wood is used in popsicle sticks.
So there is a good chance that it's actually balsa wood and I sound pretty dumb right now. But the point is, they're easier to find and buy. Next up we need oil. I used both olive oil and coconut oil, because
I wanted to see which one would work better, but in the end they both worked equally great. Just use whatever you have available at home. If you're using coconut oil, we will need to melt it.
So pop it into the microwave for some seconds. Now just drench the popsicle sticks and oil and let it sit for a minimum of 1 hour or, like I did, overnight. I personally like to leave them for longer periods of time, because in my head…
I mean it's wood and oil… So it's like longer time means more absorption,
if you know what I mean. But I mean, I'm no expert. The next day or well a few hours later
take the sticks out and blot them dry. And your woodwicks are ready! Now get yourself a glass container for your candle.
To be able to attach the wick to the container
trim one of the edges to make a straight line. Now get out your glue gun and glue
the woodwick to the bottom of the container. If you have one of those woodwick base clips this is even easier. But hot glue works just as fine. Now to make the actual candle you will need some wax. I always like to collect any residual wax
from candles that I've bought, which comes in pretty handy in situations like this. Because A: I don't have to buy new wax and
B: it's already come scented. Melt the wax and pour it into the container. Now we need to trim the wick
since woodwicks need to be rather short. In this case, I did it at the end, but for any future candles, I plan to cut them before I glue it into place.
It just makes everything easier. And guess what?
Your woodwick candle is done! By the way, if you're lighting it for the first time
and it keeps going out, don't worry. It happened to me for one of them. Just keep lighting it and after a while
it starts burning normally. All the other candles worked from the get-go.
So I think it was just something with this one. And oh my god! I'm so obsessed with these! I love 5x these candles! I can't tell you enough how much I love these.
They're so pretty, so easy to make, and they give you the most amazing
ambience you can ever ask for. I'm not even kidding. The sound it makes, the light
it gives off is just beautiful. By the way, if you know, what kind of
wood is used in popsicle sticks, let me know in the comments below. Cuz, actually, I'm quite curious now. So guys, I hope you enjoyed this video.
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