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D IY W E D D IN G F A V O R S S o y C a n d l e W e d d i n g F a v o rs N Spring Wedding Preview Here’ s what y ou’ l l need: • Soy Wax- 10 pou n d bag of G olden bran d s oy w ax # 4 64 and th at made ju s t abou t 48 4oz. can dles . • 2 - 16 oz. bottles of C as s ia an d Amber Fragrance O il • Wicks - min e were 6” pretabbed wicks , • C loth es pin s to h old you r wicks in place w h ile y ou pour • C on tain ers - I u s ed 4oz jars . • Pou rin g Pitch er--N ot a n eces s ity, bu t it s u re does mak e po ur i ng th e w ax s o mu ch eas ier. • Dou ble Broiler • Hot G lu e • Hot G lu e G u n • G lu e Dots • Hole Pu n ch • Vellu m Paper • Prin ter Photo by Style Me Pretty In st r u c t io n s : • M e a sur e out t he a mount of wa x you need b y p ou rin g th e flakes in to you r jar . M ult ip ly t hi s num b e r b y 5 or so ( you d on ’ t wa n t to melt too mu ch at on e time) a nd p la c e i n d oub l e b roi l e r. Gent l y mel t ov er mediu m h eat u n til liqu ified. • R e m ov e f rom he a t a s soon a s i t ’s mel t ed to a v oid gettin g you r w ax too h ot ( c a ut ion : i t c a n c a t c h on f i re!) . wa x shou l d b e abou t 18 5°f. • W hile y our w a x i s mel t i ng , g et your j a rs rea d y. Hot glu e th e wick to th e bottom of t he ja rs a nd sl i p t he wi c k t hroug h t h e s p ri n g of a cloth es pin to h old it in p la c e whi l e you p our. B e sure t o p l a c e th e wi ck s o th at it’ s tigh t an d cen tered. • O nc e your w a x i s me l t ed , remov e i t f rom th e h eat an d s tir in you r fragran ce. 1 oz w ill usua l l y sc ent a b out 1 p ound of wa x . ( I wa s gu es s in g s o I added tw o ounc e s of sc e nt t o e a c h b a t c h.) • C a r e full y p our t he sc e nt e d me l t ed wa x i n to ea ch of you r con tain ers . let cool unt il w ax i s ha rd a nd whi t e ( usua l l y 30 -60 mi n u tes ). • R e m ov e c l ot he s p i ns a nd t ri m wi c k s t o a b ou t 1/ 2 in ch lon g. N o w p erso na l i z e! • P r int c al l i g ra p hy na me s ont o v el l um sh eets . • Use a p a p e r c ut t er t o t ri m t he sheet s i n to 6″ x .5″ pieces . • Use a hol e p unc h t o p unc h a hol e i n b etween “with love” an d th e n ames • S lid e t he v e l l um she e t ri g ht ov er t he wick u s i n g glu e dots on eith er s ide to se c ur e . Photo by Style Me Pretty NCOMMON   37 SPRING 2017