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Candle Holders

Your home’s décor can be enhanced by the use of beautiful, yet functional candle holders placed around the house. Even an outside garden looks pretty with sturdy candle holders. Paired with a scented candle, candle holders make the perfect gift for the hard to buy for. Children can even make candle holders that are perfect for gift giving. In addition, candle holders come in all shapes and sizes and can fit virtually anyone’s personal taste.

There are numerous types of candle holders available to beautify your home. There are companies that cater especially for those who want to purchase candle holders. To quickly and easily decorate a blank wall, look at some of the scrolled ironwork candle holders. Handcrafted wrought iron candle holders make a stylish addition to a table or a centerpiece. These types of candle holders can be bought to hold one or several candles. Try placing long tapered candles in candle holders to decorate a mantel.

Candle holders also make great gifts. Just about anyone can appreciate a pretty candle holder with a nice scented candle. Candle holders are certainly a one size fits all gift. In addition, candle holders can be bought in a wide variety of sizes and in just about any material. Small glass candle holders are good for individual candles. Try making a gift basket filled with several small candle holders and small candles. Find a different candle scent for every month of the year.

Kids can enjoy making a variety of candle holders for gifts, too. These easy-to-make crafts make a perfect rainy day activity. Try helping your child make these candle holders one day. Give these homemade gifts to teachers or grandparents for a truly personalized gift.

Here are some easy to make candle holders that children can enjoy with a little help.

Supplies needed:

Small tea candle
Empty baby food jar
Colored tissue
Glue and paintbrush

Make a candle holder just the right size for a tea light candle out of a recycled baby food jar. Remove the label from the baby food jar and clean thoroughly. Give your child scraps of brightly colored tissue paper and glue mixed with a little water. Have your child brush the glue on the baby food jar and glue the tissue in pace. When the jar is completely covered with tissue paper, go over the jar again with another layer of glue. Add a tea light candle and you have just created a perfect candle holder gift.

Here is another idea for making a unique candle holder out of soup or vegetable cans.

Supplies needed:

Empty soup can
Hammer and nail

Remove the label off of the can and clean well. If the label on the can is difficult to remove, you can soak the can in warm soapy water and continue to remove the label. After the can is clean, fill it to the top with water and place in the freezer. When the water is frozen, use a hammer and a nail to pound holes into the can. The ice inside the can will help it hold its shape. Be creative with the design. Let the ice melt and place a small candle or tea light candle inside. These candle holders look pretty outside around the holiday season.

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman Contractor of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time!  Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

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Candle Holder Styles

Candles are wonderful things that can evoke many moods and enhance many settings. Perhaps you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, or a family Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. Placing candles on the table adds to your decor and tells your guests that they’re special.

A Victorian hurricane vase candle holder looks wonderful and adds the scent of the holiday when the pillar candle is surrounded with holly leaves and berries and pine. A branched five tealight candle holder of iron is reminiscent of a tree with each holder supported on a branch. The branches are adorned with red leaves and berries.It would look lovely on a sideboard surrounded by sprigs of boxwood and pine.

There are many different candle holders designed to light up and dress up your garden, deck or patio. Tealight stakes are becoming very popular and add a wonderful, modern and mysterious ambiance to outdoor entertaining. Tealight stakes are very modern looking glass stakes that each hold a tealight at the top and taper to a point at the bottom. Many people place them in a bucket of sand.

There are many different type of outdoor candle holders that look and function like lanterns. They come in many different styles and finishes. The candle is placed inside and surrounded by glass on all four sides, so that it will not be blown out by the wind. How about hanging a candle holder lantern from a tree?

To decorate your home you may want to use a wrought iron swirl wall candle holder, or perhaps one in a Moroccan style will be more to your liking. Candelabras are becoming more modern and come in hundreds of styles and sizes. How about a multi color tea candle chandelier hanging outside, in a protected area, or hanging in your foyer to greet your guests as they arrive.

One of my favorite things to do is to draw a nice warm bath, put on some meditative music and light some scented candles. I use candle jars in the bathroom I don’t have to worry about any spilling of wax. I also prefer earthy fragrances that help me to evoke a relaxed feeling. Lavender is a good fragrance to help you relax, as is lemongrass. I have always found this a wonderful serene way to leave a hectic day behind.

When you are looking for candle holders it will be very easy for you to find one that suits the mood of your event and enhances the decor of your home.

Add Some Light To Your Life With Candles

Candles first served as the main source of light for early civilization. They have made many changes through the years. The candles of today are not the same candles from hundreds of years ago.

Before the introduction of wicks, early Egyptians lit their reed torches by soaking them in molten tallow, which is fat from sheep or cattle. Romans later developed wick candles which they dipped into the tallow.

By the Middle Ages, beeswax was being used in the making of some candles. The candles burned cleaner than tallow and had a more pleasant odor than the tallow candles. However, they were more costly and only the wealthy could afford them.

In Colonial times, the settlers found they could boil berries from the bayberry bush to make a sweet smelling and clean burning wax for their candles. Unfortunately, it was tedious work and it took many berries to make just one candle.

By the 18th century, candles were being made from spermaceti, a wax which was crystallized sperm whale oil. These candles had an even better odor and would not bend and soften in warm weather.

In 1834, a machine was invented which mass produced molded candles. By 1850, we were using paraffin wax made from oil and coal shale. It was processed by distilling residues of crude petroleum refinement. Soon after, stearic acid was added to the paraffin wax and these are still the basic ingredients of today’s candles.

Today, we have many kinds of candles to choose from. We have candles in all different shapes, sizes, and scents. Not only do candles add soft light to our home décor, they also add tantalizing aromas which can affect our moods. We have many aromatherapy candles to help us feel better. And how about those candles which bring back childhood memories—There’s nothing like a deliciously scented chocolate chip cookie or apple cinnamon candle to warm up your kitchen on a cold winter day!

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time!  Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

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Add Scented Jar Candles To Any Room In Your Home

Any room in your home can benefit from the addition of some fantastic scented jar candles. The style of scented jar candles will never fade and they are durable and long lasting. The majority of scented jar candles will last anywhere from 50 to 120 hours. They always look great and they are some of the most affordable candles on the market today.

Everyone loves nice scented jar candles, that is why they are so popular and hard to keep on the shelves of stores. If you look in any home décor magazine you are gong to see plenty of these scented jar candles in all different rooms. Decorators suggest putting scented jar candles in your bathroom to get rid of any lingering unwanted smells, in your front hall so that guests are greeted with a warm and inviting scent and eve the dining room.

When you choose some scented jar candles for the dining room or the kitchen you should take the time to choose the scented jar candles that will promote an appetite. You do not want to choose a smell that will make people not want to eat. A more subtle scent is usually the kind that you want to go for in any room where eating will be done.

You can even use scented jar candles to create a romantic mood between you and your lover. Everyone like to forget their troubles for awhile and what better way to do this than to light up some scented jar candles and sit back with the one you love. Perhaps have some wine and listen to some soft music or even just talk to each other. I am telling you that scented jar candles could make all of the difference to your night any day of the week. Light some up tonight and relax with your partner, you both deserve it.

Scented jar candles are easy to find and are very affordable. You can purchase scented jar candles online or by mail or even at your local grocery store. The best place to get scented jar candles for cheap is the internet. There is a huge market for these fantastic candles online. You will find many different brands for much less than you would find them for anywhere else. If you don’t believe me check it out for yourself, you will be amazed at the savings that you can find on scented jar candles online.

If you do not yet have any scented jar candles in your home, there is no time like the present to get some. Start shopping for your scented jar candles today and get in on the after holiday savings, you will not be disappointed. Scented jar candles can really change the whole feel of your home for the better.

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time!  Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

www.Handyman-Austin.com

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