One of the first things I pinned on Pinterest was “how to make a clementine candle“. I thought “Hey! I like candles! And we always have clementines in the house! The kids will get a kick out of this!”
That was 11 weeks ago, according to my pin. Oops.
Today, Maura wanted a clementine. I peeled it, and as I was peeling the “easy peel” fruit, I thought “you know, I have nothing better to do…and I did say I’d try a pin a week…”
So I felt around the bag of clementines and found a squishy one, which means it would be easy to peel, and pulled out a knife to try this.
I have to say – it went surprisingly easy. Within minutes, I had a clementine candle. One tip – make sure your “wick” is centered over the star opening or else it’ll start burning the peel.
Once done, I brought it in to show off to the kids…only to be met with “Huh? What is that? Oh…can I eat the insides?”
Kids are no fun. But the clementine candle is fun! And still burning strong beside me. I may have a party trick at last!