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You Can Make Adorable Mini Candles Out Of Something So Unexpected...Gun Shells

OCTOBER 8, 2015

You might think the only thing hunting provides is some fresh meat for dinner now and then, but those shotgun shells can serve another purpose even after deer season is over.

These candles are perfect for adding a touch of rustic charm to your home, patio, or party decor. And they're totally easy to make right in your kitchen!

You'll need empty 12-gauge shotgun shells, about four ounces of beeswax, soy or wooden wicks, a double boiler, and a spoon.

Melt your wax using the double boiler.

While it's warming up, set your wicks up inside the shells.

Clothes pins and binder clips help keep them in place.

Once the wax is ready, pour it into the shells and allow them to set for about an hour.

After they've completely cooled down, trim the wicks to about 1/4 of an inch.

And they're ready to go!

(source Wide Open Spaces)

You'll want to place something under them to protect your furniture from the melting wax and plastic casings. Sadly, because of their size, these are only good for one-time use, but since they're so easy, you can make plenty more whenever you want!