Orange Rind Votives

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[supply]orange[/supply]
[supply]cloves[/supply]
[supply]tea light[/supply]
[tool]book[/tool]
[tool]fine-tip pen[/tool]
[tool]plate[/tool]
[tool]knife[/tool]
[tool]spoon[/tool]
[tool]bowl[/tool]
[tool]mug[/tool]
[tool]cookie cutter[/tool]
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Supplies

Gather all supplies and tools.

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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.

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Make a cut in the middle of the orange. Cut only through the peel – you don’t want things to get messy ;)

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Widen the cut with a spoon – it will help you in sliding it under the peel.

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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.

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Now, slide the spoon under the peel to separate it from the flesh.

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Twist the peel – it will easily go off the orange.

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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)

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Take a cookie cutter and place it inside the peel. Push it slightly to fix its position.

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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 ;))

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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)

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Now, place the tea light in the bottom part.

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Yay! Your votive is ready!

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Now, light the candle :) Enjoy the glow and scent!

Orange Rind Votives
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Final 01

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