How to: make balloon candle holders
Balloons are usually used in craft when it comes to paper mache. Never before had I thought to use them with wax to make candle holders or luminaries!
But, that's exactly what Wisdom of the Moon has done and the results are pretty cool. The light just seeps out of the sides and they look really organic.
Follow their simple how to instructions and you can make awesome centre pieces for very little money.
All you need is some balloons, wax, a double boiler, a baking sheet and some parchment paper, and you are good to go.
You simply fill up the balloons, dip them into the melted wax within the double boiler. Building up layers as you go. You then round off the top on a heated baking sheet to give a crisp edge.
There is a warning, however - if the balloon bursts it would be very bad news, so be careful!
It would be a cool craft to do with older kids. You can get candle writing pens, which would work really well when the wax has set to decorate them. With Mother's Day around the corner, they would be a great gift for your mum too, especially with a little message on the front.
And with the wedding season approaching, these would make pretty cool favours or table centre pieces. Perfect if you are on a budget, especially as candle holders can be pretty expensive.