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Ask the Crafts Dept. : Making Holiday Candles

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The holiday season is in full swing! This week, all of the Living blogs will be featuring a "Living is Giving" theme, with all of our posts relating to holiday giving. Today our post is an "Ask the Crafts Dept." about handmade gift ideas. If you have a question for the Crafts Dept., e-mail us at thecraftsdept@marthastewart.com

Jennifer asks:

"...I am making candles for my coworkers this year for the holidays. I'm interested in knowing what is the best way to add pretty leaves, pinecones, acorns, etc. when pouring the wax."

Great idea, Jennifer! Or how about these pretty alternatives? Have you seen the Holly Candles in December's Living? They are featured in our handmade gifts story—along with two other great gift ideas.

Holly Candles

You can find the how-to for these beauties in the December issue of Living.

These Frosty Salted Pillar Candles couldn't be easier.

Frosty Salted Candles

Or how about some elegant Tree-Shaped Candles?

Tree-Shaped Candles

Comments (1)

  • I need some idea's for making cards for 8 year old boys. One is very sick but does not want get well stuf as this illness is for life. The other 8 year old just won a special prise for a spelling contest. I have ideas for girls, but none for little boys. Help. Thanks

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