It’s that time of year! The time of year when what you desperately need are pink and purple candles, but the stores are selling pretty much only red, green, gold, and harvest colors. Great joy. If only you had thought to buy pink and purple candles last Spring… but then again, you think that every year, don’t you? Or is it just me?
Well this year we skipped our annual candle-hunt by crafting our own candles using this Advent candle kit. Everything we needed was included!
This kit also explained the symbolism of beeswax, how to make an Advent wreath, and it came with an Advent wreath blessing and daily devotionals. I was really surprised how all-inclusive the box was!
Making the candles was super easy. It didn’t involve melting, it didn’t involve dipping, and it didn’t even involve painting. Once you get the
ball wick rolling, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
As we were making these candles, I felt like we were on a roll! We just rolled up our sleeves and got to work! It was so easy, it was like rolling a snowball downhill. (Man, I am on a roll with these puns! They just keep rolling off my tongue!) Ok, the word roll has officially lost all meaning.
All puns aside, these candles took us less than 10 minutes to make, and the kids were really excited to be a part of it. This has got to be one of the easiest-to-complete crafts ever!
It says on the box that it’s for ages 6 and up. At first, I thought this was an over-estimation, but now that we’ve done it, I’d say that it’s spot on. It’s a little bit tricky to get the wax started around the wick, and you have to pay attention to roll it straight and tight. Julian (age 6) did a great job, but I was glad Violet (age 4) was napping while we did this.
I love that these are real bee’s wax! My dad used to raise bees when I was a kid, so the wax is extremely nostalgic to me. I love the smell and the texture. Bee’s wax does stick to pretty much everything, so plan accordingly.
I had to pinch the bottom of the candles a little bit to get them to fit into my Advent wreath (a standard sized taper candle holder) but it was easy to do and it’s a very snug fit! No worrying about them tipping over at all. I’m very happy with how they fit in.
If you put in your order for this Advent Candle Kit today and choose priority shipping, they’ll be there in time for Sunday. In fact, I checked with Holy Heroes and they said that if you place your order by noon on Nov 26, 2014 (again, priority shipping) you should have them in time. Isn’t that awesome?!
I also have a Holy Heroes coupon code for you guys! Any purchase now through the end of November will receive a free Childhood of Jesus Coloring book with coupon code: Adv3nts4l3 (This code will take the cost of the coloring book off of the order.)
If you are into pillar candles for Advent rather than tapers, you can see how to paint pillar candles with pink and purple crayons here.
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