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May 11, 2011

Homemade Oil Candle

Happy Wednesday!

I have a 'green' project to share with you today.   A homemade oil candle!

I've been wanting to make one for some time after seeing a gentleman demo how he created one to recycle his  used cooking oil!

My little tag & sun are dies that include a stamp set 

These are super easy to make...

  1. fill half of your small jar with sand
  2. place your seashells or other pretties
  3. pour in your cooking oil to cover over everything nicely
  4. pull a bit of cotton from a cotton ball
  5. twist cotton around a toothpick
  6. insert toothpick in sand
  7. light to burn!
  8. add oil as needed!
As your oil candle sits for awhile/overnight any sand stirred up while placing your shells will settle nicely for a pretty display.

These are easy enough to let your kids help make some for the dinner table!  It's quite fun to eat by candlelight!!!  We do it all the time!

Think of all the fun bits & bobs you could use in your candle.
  • marbles
  • glass beads
  • fish tank colored pebbles
  • buttons
  • anything non-flammable!
I used sand & shells because today a new Creative Belli challenge goes live and we are using our "S" stash!  too fun!  I hope you'll come play with us!

The weather has been just beautiful these last few days!  I love sitting outside on a breezy spring day, even if its only for a few minutes.  Helps calm the brain!
Praying peace, joy and much love over you!


Products Used
recycled glass jar
cooking oil
cotton ball
MFT tiny tag die & stamps
SU! kraft cardstock

I shared today's creation with -

Paper Take Weekly - Punches Or Die-Cuts 
Tuesday Throwdown - Die-cuts 
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp-N-Doodle -Thank you
Let's Ink It Up -  Embellish it.
Bloggers Challenge -  Nature.
Charisma Cardz - No cards allowed.
Pixie Dust Studio -Under the sea
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes

My Backyard Eden- Make it Yours
Sew Much Ado- We Did it Wednesday
Your Whims Wed - My girlish whims
Whatever Goes Wed @ Someday Crafts
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket
Creative Share Wed @  Trendy Treehouse
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara
Beach Cottage Good Life Wed
Whatever Wednesday @ Momma Hens coop



Patti J said...

Great idea, Maria! What a domestic goddess you are!!! Have a great day, sweetie...hugs!

Donna said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous idea Maria, it looks beautiful! I can just see some of these sitting on a table outside at a bbq, wouldn't that be lovely. Thanks for sharing hun. hugs Donna x

Holly said...

what a cool project Maria! I love how it turned out! The shells are great with the raffia wrapped around the top, and your little tag is darling!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Wow, I had no idea that you could do that! It looks great, think I will have to try it out!

Also, I have a great giveaway going on for some chalkboard labels and would love if you entered! http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/05/chalkboard-label-giveaway-from-ginger.html

Jacilynn said...

what a gorgeous creation! thanks for sharing

Lindsay said...

Beautiful!! These would be perfect on a wedding table..

Delighted Momma

p.S Love your header so cute!

MommaHen said...

Maybe this is a really stupid question...but, does it smell like the used cooking oil?

Meera said...

This looks so lovely. Great work. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous project...this is great...and it looks beautiful with it...

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Maria...what a fabulous project and such a great way to recycle the used cooking oil!!!! I love how you added the sand and shells...so summery!!!

Leah the Orange said...

i'm going to HAVE to try this! love the idea, Maria! fabby project, and gorgeous with the neutrals. i can see lots of these going out as christmas gifts! :) thanks for playing along at Charisma! xo

joy said...

Maria, I really like your idea! I also appreciate your giving us a list of things we can use -This will be a great project for me and my grandchildren!

maryr917 said...

isnt this a great idea for a homemade candle-and a project that kids would like to make-a alos a nice way to use those seashells that you collect every year at the beach

Ellie said...

What a fabulous idea Maria!! Love how you added those pretty shells to the candle. This makes such a pretty gift! And thanks for sharing the "how to". Might have to give it a try.

Vicky Hayes said...

You really do make the most amazing projects Maria!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous idea, Maria! So creative. I've never heard of this. :) Love the sand and seashells you used, and love your little tag. I've got to give this a try.

Crystal said...


Karen W said...

Very cool candle, that's a great idea.

Vickie said...

Sweet candle idea! Love the shells. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the Oil candle with the shell theme! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Cor* said...

Oh wow, this is so original and stunning! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing your embellie filled creation this fortnight with us at LIIU!

Michelle said...

Fabulous gift idea, looks absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

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Claire said...

Oh wow Maria, what a fab idea and the finished product looks stunning too
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Vicki said...

Nice idea Maria and don't sound too hard to make! Like your tag too!


Kim said...

This is such a great idea. I am going to have to borrow it for upcoming gift projects :-) Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful keepsake and a beautiful gift idea!