What you need:
- fine-tip pen
- cookie cutter
Supplies / ingredients:
- tea light
Gather all supplies and tools.
Take a thick book, put an orange on a tea light and grab a fine-tip pen. Place the pen on the book (hold it firmly with your left hand) and make a guiding line by twisting the orange around the tip of the pen.
Make a cut in the middle of the orange. Cut only through the peel – you don’t want things to get messy ;)
Widen the cut with a spoon – it will help you in sliding it under the peel.
Take a spoon and pry the peel delicately. Always start taking of the peel from the half of the orange shown on the photo – it’s easier to take off the peel, when the second half is still covered with it.
Now, slide the spoon under the peel to separate it from the flesh.
Twist the peel – it will easily go off the orange.
When you’re done with the first half of the orange, do the same with the other. (You can make a delicate cut with a knife on the border between flesh and the peel)
Take a cookie cutter and place it inside the peel. Push it slightly to fix its position.
Turn the peel around, with a cookie cutter inside, and put it on a mug standing upside down. This trick helps in cutting through the peel (you don’t need to push that hard to get the cutter to the other side ;))
Your votive is almost ready – one of the last steps is sticking the cloves in the corners of the star (or around any other shape)
Now, place the tea light in the bottom part.
Yay! Your votive is ready!
Now, light the candle :) Enjoy the glow and scent!