1960's Making Milk carton candles

The 1960’s crafts
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In the late 60’s We (as rebellious teenagers) made candles with milk cartons, now they call them ‘Ice candles’. Easy to make and cheep at the time.
How did we make them?
Supplies:
An empty, clean milk carton (you can use any container now, shampoo bottles, salt boxes etc. )
Tape
Sharp knife
Wax, any kind, even crayons.
Double boiler or small pan in a pan of hot water (to melt wax)
Wick
pencil or dowel
crushed ice
Instructions:
Using scissors or knife, cut the carton to the length you want.
Poke a hole in bottom and thread wick through hole, taping it at the bottom of carton.
melt the wax, use double boiler or pan of boiling water with a smaller pan (wax)
Using crushed ice, fill carton with ice, making sure the wick stays centered. Now pour wax into carton to the top or desired level.
Wrap the end of wick around a dowel or pencil, center, tape and set across the top. Let the carton set until it solidifies (be patient, at least a couple of hours). In your kitchen sink, peel the carton away from your new candle.
Caution:
Wax is hot, handle with care.
These candles are fragile, take care pealing away outer carton mold.
Let is sit in sink so melted ice will run off there.
Good luck, show me pictures.
Garnet
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Caution, melted wax is very hot, please handle with care.
Garnet

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How cool is that! I was born in 1967, but I remember square candles like that.

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Nice! I like to try this sometime

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Fun idea @Garnet!! Gonna try this! Will post pics of results :slight_smile:

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How have I never heard of this!?!? :star_struck:

What a great way to reuse wax from spent candles! Not to mention that they look really cool- I’m gonna have to give this a try someday.

Thanks so much for the fun craft idea, @Garnet- this is really neat! :candle::heart:

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I just remembered something else from the 70’s. Candles made from seashells. You pour the wax in a sea shell with a wick and you have a sea shell candle. I havent seen those in at least 40 years.

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I think we had one of these when I was kid! :grinning: It sounds like they are pretty easy to make!

And ooohhhh I think seashell candles would be amazing for ocean/water elemental magick :shell: :candle::ocean:

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