by Eaman Elhadri
Put away the homeschool paraphernalia and let’s handcraft Ramadan decorations, shall we!?
Anyone reading this who knows me well, will be surprised! I’m not a decor lady.
I try to live a minimalist lifestyle (which is so hard with children by the way!), however Ramadan during a pandemic is a different story. I’ve decided to make Ramadan special by handcrafting our own decor, and this handcraft is one of my favorites!
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These adorable floating walnut shell candles make a great centerpiece for any Iftar setting – floor or table!
I love this handcraft because –
- You’re making memories with your child
- You’re creating a REAL handcraft made of (mostly) natural materials.
- It’s beautiful and so stinkin adorable
- It can be used at any time, not just Ramadan
Floating Walnut Shell Candles
You won’t need much to create these cuties!
You’ll only need a few simple materials:
Step 1 – Open the Walnut Shells
You don’t need a nut cracker. Just a knife.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below and see for yourself!
You will need to insert the tip of the knife and twist gently and it should pop right open. Some of them will break, that is normal.
Tell the kids to snack on the walnuts all the while. They’re great fresh!
You’ll want to sort of dust them out a bit, making sure there aren’t any particles left.
Step 2 – Cut wicks down to an inch
Step 3 – Insert wick stickers and wicks into walnut shells
Step 4 – Melt the wax
Place the wax into the double broiler and place the double broiler on top of a pot. Let it come to a boil then turn it down to medium.
It takes a bit to fully melt. Set up all the shells on the counter next to your burner.
Make sure to protect your surfaces with a tray or paper, plastic, etc.
Step 5 – Pour the wax into the shells
Adults or big kids only! You have full control when you hold the walnut shell yourself, however if you’re uncomfortable with this, you can always place them in an empty egg carton first.
Allow them to cool and voila!
How we plan on using our floating candles
They burn out quickly, so we decided that we’ll burn one for each night of Ramadan, during Iftar time.
I’m thinking of giving away 30 of these cuties during a giveaway soon, so hop on over and turn post notifications ON!
If you have leftover melted beeswax, add coconut butter and shea butter to make your own lip balm!
Variation – you can always turn these into adorable boats by inserting a toothpick into the warm, but not completely hard, wax. Then place a piece of washi tape on the top.