.: The floating walnut shell beeswax candles created a lovely glow to our dinner and a beautiful reflection on the water :.
Each year on Thanksgiving day my family and I enjoy going outdoors in the morning to gather treasures from nature that will create the Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
This year we wove a little bittersweet wreath and tucked in some of the colorful leaves we had pressed earlier in the season. Little pinecones and small gourds also made their way in and around the wreath centerpiece.
.: We enjoyed the process of cracking open the walnut shells! :.
We knew that the Thanksgiving table would not be complete without the warming glow of candlelight. Once inspired we set out to create a very special set of floating candles created from beeswax and walnut shells.
.: The beeswax was warming on the stove while we set out the candlewicks :.
Immediately upon setting beeswax on top of the stove in a double boiler, the sweet scent of honey quickly filled the air and we began cracking open walnuts to serve as a vessel for the wax.
.: Making sure to set in the wicks upright so the candles will burn evenly :.
.: Sweet little floating candles wait to be lit for the Thanksgiving day celebration! :.
After the wax had cooled we set the sweet walnut candles afloat in water, enjoying their lovely glow along with the reflection and movement on the water.
.: These candles also make lovely winter celebration gifts and add coziness to any home! It is such a simple project with a very meaningful process and end result for both littles and grown-ups alike! :.