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Craft Of The Day: Orange Peel Candle

01/31/2012 08:43 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

When we think of an orange, we might say beautiful color and amazing citrus smell, but candle? No way. But, in this Craft Of The Day, we're putting orange peels to good use and turning them into temporary organic candles. With just a little bit of oil and a steady hand, you can have your cake (er, candle) and eat it too!

Photo by Elizabeth Stewart of Eliza K Prints

What You'll Need
Orange
Knife
Oil (Canola or Olive should work fine)

How To Make It
1. Carve your orange using a knife. (For a longer burn time, try to leave more of the orange intact so there is an overhang. Cutting the peel in half, with no overhang, should provide about a 30min burn.)
2. Be sure to keep the stem in tact as it will become your wick.
3. Pour your oil into the orange peel.
4. Light the top of the stem and enjoy!

To for the full tutorial, visit Eliza K Prints. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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