“Four more days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! Four more days till Halloween, Silver Shamrock!”
No folks, I haven’t gone completely crazy. Just a little ditty from a special Halloween flick; kind of a theme song at our house around this time of year.
So, I hope all your Halloween preparations are going well! Things at 406 are moving along nicely, but I hit a bit of a road block the other day. Did you know bloody candles are hard to come by? Sacrilege, right!? Well, I’m not one to let a formality hold me back, so when you can’t buy it… you make it!!!
For these spooky candles you will need:
~ as many plain candles as you’d like to blood-ify
~ red food coloring
~ red crayons
~ two pots to make a double boiler; one medium sized, one small
~ a spoon you’re willing to get all waxy
~ a holder for your candles (again, willing to get all waxy)
~ optional: perfume oil to scent your wax with
Create a double boiler by filling your larger pot about half way full with water, placing your smaller pot within it, making sure no water can seep into the smaller pot.
Add about half a cup of paro-wax to your smaller pot, and use a medium heat to warm your water enough to melt your paro-wax.
DO NOT do what I did, and add your food coloring, expecting your wax to turn bloody red… it won’t. Instead, remember the crazy projects you use to do as a child, thank the lord that you are still as kid at heart and actually have crayons in the house, get yourself a couple red crayons, and melt them into the wax, turning it the perfect shade of blood red. Add your perfume oil at this point if you’d like. Mmm… strawberry scented blood.
Using your candle holder to hold your candle upright, CAREFULLY drip the red wax over your candles, one at a time, until you achieve the desired effect. Allow the wax to dry, then remove from your holder, and continue to do as many candles as you wish, adding more and more gory goodness to your home with every additional candle.
Distribute and enjoy your new creations, and maybe do as we did on Jeff’s advice: leave a bloody candle in your original holder, seeing as it’s already super bloody – aka: super spooky.
I hope you enjoyed my creation! A special thank you to my Mama for letting me play with wax and heat even in my young age, thus encouraging projects like this! xo