Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Handmade Bambo Candle Project from Martha Stewart

If you are having a tropical party or your home decor involves around that them, then why not create some ambiance with Bambo Candles. Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table the next time you're entertaining, both indoors and out. Here are step by step instructions from Martha Stewart on home to make these festive Bambo Candles:

Tools and Materials

Bamboo canes (4 to 6 inches in diameter)
Double boiler
Large wick with metal tab

Bamboo Candles How-To

1. Saw bamboo canes to varying lengths with level bottoms and 2 inches above each shelf for safety.

2. Melt wax in a double boiler; pour in enough to coat shelf surface.

3. Insert a large wick with a metal tab; let wax harden.

4. Fill almost to the top with wax.

5. Let cool for 4 hours before using, and trim wick to 1/4 inch.

This Good Thing was first published in Martha Stewart Living, June 2005.


Anne-Marie said...

Super cute project! Thanks for sharing. :)

madpiano said...

They look really cool, but I am not so sure I would want a flammable candle container.... that could get dangerous once the candle gets low.

Soap Crafter said...

Madpiano,I know that may be a concern but I think it maybe ok because of the wall of the bambo and the wax could be thick enough that it may not be a problem. Another alternative maybe finding a ceramic bambo container instead.