I’m not a particularly creative person yet I always find myself attempting various DIY projects that usually end in utter disaster. Either I lose interest half-way into my endeavor or the outcome of my hard work looks like a fifth grader’s attempt at art.
Until yesterday, the most successful DIY project I’ve ever done was punch lots of holes into colored paper. Confetti!!
However as a result of many hours on Pintrest, I have gathered many DIY activities that I think are reasonably easy given my inexperience and past failure. I started with what I think may just be my most (only) successful DIY project! I actually created something that not only worked and looked like it did in pictures- a miracle in itself, but it also was super easy and took less than five minutes! Here it is:
It was incredible easy to make- harder to take a picture that captured how wonderful it looked at night! All you need to make an orange candle is a tablespoon of olive oil, an orange or clementine, a knife, and a lighter:
Simple cut through the rind of the orange, be careful not to cut through the actual flesh of the orange. After cutting through the rind, gently remove the two halves of the rind from the flesh. This can be done by slipping your thumb underneath the orange peel and sliding your thumb between the flesh and rind. One half of the rind will have a stem that, once dry, will serve as a natural wick. Fill the half of the rind that contains the wick with olive oil. Use as much or as little olive oil as necessary.
The other half of the orange rind isn’t essential to a working candle but I decided to cut a star out of the top and use this half as a lid. Don’t worry if the wick doesn’t light right away, it took a few tries before the wick decided to burn continuously. Once I got it started, it burned for three hours straight!
It looked great! Unfortunately, I only had one orange. Next time I plan on making a few and lining them up. Or even floating them in a bowl!
Hands down the easiest do-it-yourself project that can actually be done by some one as unartistic and impatient as me!
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