Maximum Living Tropical Candles


Maximum Living Tropical Candles

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Tropical ambiance has never been so easy. Let this craft carry you away to the islands any time of day!


  • Bamboo Canes (4-6 inches in diameter) cut in different heights
  • Candle wax
  • Metal tab candle wicks
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Candle Wax dye
  • Fragrance oil


Saw bamboo canes to desired height; make sure for safety reasons that your cuts are two inches above the natural bamboo shelve. The shelf is the natural base inside of the bamboo cane. Also check that all cane bottoms are level.

Melt wax in a double boiler, I like to use a glass 2 cup measuring cup for the wax in the double boiler.  Next add your favorite fragrance and wax tint to the wax.  Pour only enough wax to coat the bamboo shelf surface then insert a large wick with metal tab; let wax harden. Once wax has hardened and the wick is secure, fill the rest of the way just slightly below the bamboo top with wax. Let cool for 4 hours, trim wick, light and relax!

You Can Do It!