I think this will be my last project for 2011 unless I can manage to fit something in in the next two days. I had a lot of false starts with this one, discovered the challenges in working with wax, both paraffin and soy. I found that paraffin does not work well in containers and the middle sinks as it cools. Also, paraffin comes in huge chunks that I had to shave pieces off of while the soy wax already came as flakes. It was really fun to play around with the colors and scents though. And I think the recipients enjoy them.
I had a lot of fun with these “hot chocolate” candles which also smelled like chocolate
after it cooled, I painted the container
here’s what I sent my host mother and father in Japan
and the strawberry scented candle for my host mother
Jason enjoyed playing with the rejects