Orange Rind Votives

    Orange Rind Votives
    Karin Ha

    11:46 AM EST, November 11, 2013, updated: 5:36 AM EST, December 31, 2014

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    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.

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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!

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