MAKING CANDLES & POTPOURRI Catherine Bardey, fashion editor and stylist, reveals the secrets of using candles and potpourri to set the perfect mood in any room. She explains how to make and use beautiful potpourri arrangements of dried fruits and flowers to infuse each room with the scents of the seasons or holidays.
Whether you're making exquisite girfts or adding that special detail to a room, you'll delight in the joys of these simple and creative projects. Catherine walks you through the different techniques of candle and potpourri making providing easy and insightful ideas for personal touches along the way. She also gives recipes for her favorites including: CANDLES BASIC VOTIVES for everyday use SAND CANDLES for a unique gift LAVENDER MINI PILLARS to add a quaint aroma to any room HANDROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES for extra illumination Candles in apples or pears for special dinners Holiday candles to complement celebrations POTPOURRI LUXURIOUS SUMMER, a festive arrangement with an elegant orchid base VIBRANT VIOLET, a burst of purples reds and pinks with a fresh apple scent AUTIMN MEMORIES, a warm sensual mix with earthly undertones SWEET SWEET DREAMS to help you relax and sleep GIVE THANKS, a fall holiday mix JASMINE DELIGHT, a bold mix with a luxurious feel This is just the beginning. Use these examples as starting points for your own candles and potpourri to create the perfect environment for any occasion!Create a relaxing oasis of serenity, comfort or romance in any room. Step-by-step directions explain the techniques of candle and potpourri making--from scented, hand-dipped tapers to decorative column candles to aromatic mood enhancing rose petals that readers can use to decorate and fragrance their homes. Readers will find recipes for all occasions, seasons and places including spicy Christmas potpourris and elegant Hanukkah candles--all made from herbs, flowers and oils. A resource directory, safety hints and decorating advice help readers enjoy and explore the relaxing and soothing world of mood lighting and fragrances.From hand-dipped tapers to mood-enhancing rose petals, candle and potpourri recipes for all occasions are provided, as well as safety hints and decorating advice. 100 color illustrations.
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