Hello, dear readers. Today I come to you with another idea for the New Year. I have long been born the idea to make candlesticks with my own hands. You can certainly buy candlesticks in the store. Prices for them are different, as do candlesticks. But I like experiments as usual. Therefore, we will make snowdrops from sweet and fragrant oranges, or rather from the peel of an orange. On New Year's Eve, we usually buy fruit and the main fruits of the New Year's table mandarins and oranges. Today I want to show how to make an original candlestick from the peel of an orange. We made a candlestick with my son. He liked the idea very much, like the creative process itself.
Make a candlestick made of an orange by yourself for the New Year, very easy. I'll tell you everything and show it. I will make a master class with a photo. I was so imbued with this idea that I made several candlesticks. Aroma of oranges filled the whole house. Immediately feel the festive mood. I'd like to decorate the house beautifully and create an atmosphere of comfort, "warmth", festive mood. Children really like to decorate housing, herringbone and take an active part in creating a festive atmosphere.
How to make an orange candlestick with your own hands for the New Year
For candlesticks we will need:
- oranges( depending on how many candles you want to make)
- nail scissors
- handle or pencil
- spices on request( I have a carnation)
I took a few oranges. Frankly, the first candlestick was a trial, without a photo. And I've already done the second one with step-by-step photos.
We bought oranges in the market. When choosing oranges should pay attention to their appearance. Take orange, beautiful oranges. You need oranges of round shape. Be sure to check if there are any stains or damage on the skin.
For candlesticks, we only need the peel of oranges. The flesh can be eaten.
We need to cut the orange in half. To the line was even it can be marked on the skin with a pen or pencil.
Now we need to remove the flesh of the orange. We do everything neatly. Put the spoon closer to the peel and separate the rind from the pulp in a circle.
On the bottom of the orange crust we put a candle. We will cover the bottom part of an orange with a hat. Now you need to cut out the patterns on the orange peel. First we will mark them. I will say right away, it's not very convenient to paint on the skin with a pencil, so I use the pen.
Above on the lid I draw an asterisk and cut it with a manicure scissors. Cut very conveniently with sharp little scissors. The rind of the orange is very soft and it is easy to cut patterns out of it.
Cut out most of the peel for a free exit of heat and light from the orange candlestick.
Draw on the peel of an orange hearts, asterisks, circles, crescents, and all that your fantasy tells. Draw better with a pen, and cut with scissors.
To work with the skin is incredibly pleasant, the aroma of citrus enhances the mood, as well as the color. We do everything with the son. He keeps the peel of the orange, and I take a photo)))
In the center of the candlestick, where we put the candle, we can put the lid on the bottle. You can put the lid with a plastic or glass bottle, and on top of it put a candle. It looks like this.
In halves of orange you can pour melted wax and put the wick. Wick it is desirable to wrap around a wooden stick, and put the stick on the skin. When the wax solidifies, cut the wick left 1 cm above the surface of the candle. This is an incredible beauty and fragrance.
Agree that this is a very original candlestick for the New Year. I still make such candlesticks for Halloween. The truth is decorated differently. You can make several such candlesticks and the atmosphere of coziness and festive mood will be provided to you.
Now about the decor of the candlestick. You can decorate candlesticks from an orange with a carnation. I really like the scent of cloves, the clove on the candlestick looks original.
I decorate one candlestick with a carnation, and I will not decorate another. The aroma of cloves is combined with orange flavor. Especially because I really like spices.
You can show your imagination in decorating a candlestick. As a rule, such candlesticks made of an orange made by hand, can be made for a festive or romantic dinner. For the New Year it is not only the original candlestick, but also the fragrance and festive mood.
I highly recommend making such a candlestick before the holiday. Make and immediately use. At us the candlestick stood for about 4 hours, and then the orange peel podvyas. But still it did not spoil our mood.
In full darkness this candlestick looks very original. The daughter came from school, she goes to our second shift. We lit the candles and enjoyed the beauty and scent of the candlesticks.
Incredible beauty, aroma and festive mood, which already "hovers" in the air.
We ate the oranges. The candleholders liked everything. It was, you can say, a rehearsal, a trial version. Therefore, the children unanimously said that we will definitely make such candlesticks for the New Year and put them on the festive table, so that everyone has a festive mood.
How to make a candlestick from an orange with my own hands, I told you and showed, so if you liked the idea, you can repeat everything. It is possible to make such beauty together with children. We, for example, recently made a New Year's wreath of corrugated paper. When you make toys or handicrafts with children, children are unspeakably happy.