A Friday DIY of Sorts

Hello Friends and welcome to the blog today.

It’s Friday!

What’s up party people…it’s a beautiful day to have a beautiful day.  I hope everyone is checking in with themselves as well as friends and family, staying hydrated and living your best life.

For the next few days, I’m off work, and I’m really trying to enjoy my brief reprieve, and relax during the Easter holiday.  I planned a DIY today, but there was no way I would be able to procure what I needed with everything else that was going on.

However, it doesn’t mean that I (we) didn’t make something.  Yesterday was the start of my “leave” and my daughter treated me to an afternoon out.  Even though we were only an hour away from home, it was still really nice to have the afternoon to wander.

But we didn’t just wander we made candles. Bianca arranged for us to make our own candles, through a little shop called Paddywax Candle bar.

It’s set up classroom style, and once the host explains all the details you’re on your own.  Your tray has the candle-making instructions, a metal pitcher, a small beaker, a wooden stir stick, your wick holder, and labels.

Paddywax Candle Bar Trip

Then you pick your vessel … there were so many to choose from, then staff brings you the appropriate candlewick for your vessel.

Bianca choose a cement vessel so she got a standard wick.  I choose a black terracotta vessel so I got a wooden wick.  (I love those because they crackle like a fireplace) Now you insert your wick.

Then you pick your scent (which was hard).  There are so many to choose from.

Once your pick your scent and you have your vessel, you’re ready to get started.

Per the instructions you put your beaker on the scale and fill it (with your scented oil) to the correct amount according to the size of your vessel.

Then the staff brings you the hot wax and they do stress to be careful (you sign a waiver for this) as the wax is melted to about 175 degrees which means hot-hot-hot. Then you pour the wax into the metal pitcher, add your scent, mix that together, then pour that mixture into your vessel.

From there that’s it, and ours came out perfectly and they smell so good.  We did have to leave them there for 3 hours to cure, but that gave us time to walk around and have a great lunch.

We went to a spot called The Capital Burger the best Brussell sprouts and gouda fries ever, and the blue cheese and onion burger just melts in your mouth.  So good!

It was the perfect ending to a great day, along with some light shopping from The Paper Source, we truly enjoyed our time.  It was a great change of pace to get out and try something new.  I do know under Paddywax’s main website they list a few locations.  But I’m sure anyone can find a similar store if you look it up under Yelp in your area.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  Don’t forget to follow and subscribe, as I really appreciate the support. Have a blessed and safe Easter weekend. — Peace