Hi guys! When I was brainstorming ideas for what to make in January, I decided all of my projects should be centered around staying inside and being as cozy as possible. January is cold. The coldest, second only to February, in this region. Of course, you should always try and get outside a little bit each day, for the sake of sanity. However, for the other 8 hours you are indoors, you should be at your happiest. For me, that is simply appreciating the ambiance winter can bring. This is thanks to candles (and the Christmas lights we leave up for 3 months). The glow from candlelight cannot be replicated, and it always brings a smile to my face.
This is why, for the first D.I.Y. of the month, I chose to attempt a candle. This candle is completely custom, down to the votive's color. In the past, Kristen and I have tried and sort of failed at making mini candles. I mean mini, like thimble small. We had found these cute tiny copper pipe caps at the hardware store and tried to give it a go. The wick ended up have a very close circumference measurement to the actual mini container. Oh well, we tried. This time around though, I knew better what to expect. It was fairly painless, and I ended up loving the results. See below for the full instructions and happy crafting!