Clementine Candles

Tuesday, February 4, 2014




Are you snacking on clementines? I still can't get enough of them, so over the weekend after yet another clementine-feast, we tried Erin's nifty idea of transforming our clementine shells into wonderful little candles. Yup, we placed the shells on a tray in the living room, lit them up and watched films while they were glowing in the dark. Best part: all you need is the empty fruit peels and some olive oil - that is it! The only tricky thing is leaving the pith in the shell when you take out the fruit, as it becomes your wick. It takes a few tries to light, but when it does, it stays for long! Would you try it? (Here are the step-by-step instructions). xo

P.S: Plus, clementines in wine.
P.P.S: Life's little winter moments.

(Photos by Erin Boyle for Gardenista)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just got a bag a few days ago so tonight afer work I will try this. I love recycling type of ideas.

Diana Mieczan said...

Yay, me too, Anonymous:)

Jessica said...

So cute! I bet it smells good too. :-)

Unknown said...

i LOVE clementines lately :) and this idea is so cute. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

little luxury list said...

That is SO cool and this is my husband's favorite fruit! I'll have to try it next time!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elisa @ Crazy, Amazing Life said...

what a cool idea!

Hannah Q. Parris said...

I eat my weight in clementines when they are in season. This sounds delightful - I'll definitely try it!

Jana said...

Fun! I loooove clementines :)

Tiffany Kadani said...

What?! Amazing. Seriously. And I bet they smell oh so good.

Pretty Zesty said...

These look so pretty!

kristen
www.prettyzesty.com

Unknown said...

I bet this smelled amazing! What a great idea. I just bought a bag of clementines this weekend. My favorite! Have a good day, my dear!

A Life Un-Styled said...

Oh wow! I can't wait to try these. I hope we can find some this weekend.

Barbara von Enger said...

I especially love the colour of this sunny fruit. Reminds one of islands in sun!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jessica, yes, indeed:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Same here, Hannah. I LOVE them:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Tiffany, oh-so-good!

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Fingers crossed, Vanisha:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...wonderful, Chic 'n Cheap Living :)

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