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Why not send Santa home with a full belly and a gift of his own on Christmas Eve?
The jolly guy is sure to love these handmade cookies and milk candles, which smell yummy. Plus they’re adorable when you package them in cute mini milk bottles from Michaels and paint them with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint and glass paint markers.
- mini milk glass bottle
- DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint or Chalky Finish for Glass Paint in Everlasting
- DecoArt glass paint marker in red
- DecoArt glass paint marker in black
- candle wax
- vanilla candle scent
- candle wicks
- candle pouring pot or candle melting bags
Paint milk bottle with two to three coats of Everlasting Chalky Finishing paint. Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available in Michaels in the wood and finishes aisle. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.
Allow to dry, then use glass markers to trace the cow and raised lettering on the bottle.
Allow the milk bottles to cure for four days. Then, bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees F in a non-preheated oven. Allow to cool with the oven door open.
Now it’s time to learn how to make make candles.
Suspend the candle wick in the milk bottle. Wrap the end of the wick around a pencil and suspend it over the bottle to hold the wick in place.
Follow the package directions for melting your wax on the stove in a double boiler or a candle boiling bag.
If using the bag, remove from water and place into a candle pouring candle or a large measuring cup with a pour spout. Open the bag and fold the edges down around the measuring cup or container.
To the melted wax, add the vanilla scent in the proportion directed on the package. (Experiment with different scents like cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla, or try mixing them.) Mix well with a spoon.
Carefully pour scented wax into the milk bottle. Position the wick in the center. Allow to cool and harden.
Trim the wick.
Finish the candle by adding a tag and tying a square of fabric over the lid using decorative Christmas ribbon.