Learn how to make acorn cap candles and a beautiful DIY winter spiral
In this post: Learn how to make acorn cap candles and a DIY winter advent calendar! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. ***Always keep a close eye when burning these candles! They are technically flammable little acorns so make sure they don’t catch on fire and never leave them unattended***
Make your DIY winter spiral
Make your own acorn cap candles
First, we melted the beeswax in a double boiler- I have a saucepan dedicated to beeswax that I bought at a thrift store and it is so amazing because if we don’t use all the wax it doesn’t go to waste.
Once the wax was melted I brought the whole double boiler set up over to a work table, keeping the wax in hot water keeps it from cooling too quickly, and then we got to work!
Next, settle your acorn caps into a shallow bowl/plate with sand to keep them from wiggling around. If you are comfortable, let your littles try pouring some wax in with a spoon. They will definitely drip it all over the place and some might spill but seriously they will amaze you with their dedication and focus! Once the wax starts to dry slightly put a tiny piece of cut wick in. ¡Voila! Make extra to use to float on your holiday table- they’re magical.