Thursday 6 December 2012

out of the dark

 and into the light.
 I am a fan of candles,
yet I rarely light them.
I've had this idea rolling about in my head for a year now,
since I saw a real wax flameless candle last year.
In an effort to spend as little as possible
and to make use of what I have,
I bought some battery flameless tealights,
took a fixed potato peeler to this pillar candle
carved out a hole about two inches deep
(I used the pointy end of the peeler
not the actual peeler part!)
one flameless candle.
 two flameless candles 
(uh huh ha)

With my mind now in full flow.
I raced about the house finding things to light up.
The possibilities are endless....
so why not have a go?
Give your house a clumsyadult child/pet friendly glow.
* I bought my tea lights from Robert Dyas
6 for £2.99
They do sell flameless pillar candles too.
My only tip with the tealights 
is to try before you buy 
if possible.
These flicker,
which is a tiny bit artificial.


  1. Thank you for sharing the potato peeler tip!

  2. I use these same little tealights. I made votive holders using a tutorial I found on Pinterest and I just love them. Here's the link if you're interested.

  3. I love candles too, but seldomly light them for fear my cat will knock them over. So I will look for the flameless ones you've mentioned.

  4. A sweet idea! I don't know whether these are available down here... :-((

  5. What a clever idea with the potato peeler.
    I shall have to keep my eyes peeled for the candles!
    Lisa x

  6. These are a great idea! You could even pop them on the Christmas tree in little glass jars! :)

  7. Love the idea of flameless candles! May make the trip down to Robert Dyas over the weekend!

  8. Oh, you had fun! The results are definitely share-worthy.

  9. Lol....your potatoes may taste a bit funny after this.


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