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03/21/2012 08:47 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Craft Of The Day: Tart Tin Tea Light Candles

It’s easy to create an inviting vintage glow with this Craft Of The Day. Turn an old tart tin into a beautiful tea light that makes for an eclectic homemade centerpiece. Try repeating the process with other types of kitchenwares -- put candles in each cup of a muffin tin or in a fun molded cake pan, for instance -- for a lit up look that is sure to charm. Keep reading for the how-to.

Photo by Sania Pell

What You’ll Need:
Small metal tart tin
Three tea light candles
Small sheet of cork (optional)

How To Make It:
1. Remove the three tea lights from their metal casings and take out the wicks by pulling on their metal disks.
2. Place the remaining wax blocks in the tart tin. Place the tin over a stove burner and melt the wax over low heat.
3. When everything is completely melted, turn off the burner. Insert the three wicks with their metal discs back into the hot wax. Be sure to space them out equally.
4. Optional step: Glue a layer of cork to the base of the tart tin before melting the wax. This adds another layer of protection between the candle and the surface it will sit on.

For a full tutorial, visit Sania Pell. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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