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On the 1st day of gifting...

December 11, 2017

On the first day of gifting, Rae at Home gave to me... A White Christmas Candle!


So it's been a long time since my last post.  To make up for it, I wanted to dedicate an entire week to gift ideas for your neighbors, girlfriends, teachers, clients, or co-workers. 


As much as I try to plan out our gifts for everyone, I always feel that there are people that I forget or there's an impromptu event that pops up and I need a little something for.  And sometimes it's just that someone is placed on my heart and I want to bless them with something 


Today's idea came to me this weekend as I remembered I had stocked up on several 1-wick candles at Bath and Body Works a few months ago for closing gift filler.  I had a healthy supply of them in the closet because I LOVE to have these and nice hand soaps on hand for gifts.  And bonus... if you buy them when they have their major sales, they cost WAY less!  I also always have massive quantities of epsom salts.  


This gift takes minutes to put together and so easy to do!  Best part is, I tend to have ALL of these supplies on hand on a pretty regular basis. 



• 1 candle
• 1 cellophane bag

• ribbon

• epsom salts (lavendar if you can find it)

• small, clear, hairbands *optional*



• Scoop about 1/2 a cup of epsom salts into the cellophane bag.

• Place candle inside the bag on top of the epsom salts.

• Pour another 1/4-1/2 cup of epsom salts over the candle so that it looks like it's nestled in snow.  I even left some one the lid of the candle so that it looks like a dusting of snow.

• Twist the top of the bag and secure with a small clear rubber hair band (or small rubber band).

• Tie ribbon and decorate to your hearts desire.


My favorite part about this gift is that the filler is actually something that can be used instead of thrown away.  It's like two gift in one! 


When I purchased my last stock of candles, I mentioned to the lady checking me out that I was using these for closing gifts.  She was so nice and offered gift bags, which turned out to be these cellophane bags!  So if you go in, you might ask and see if they will give you a few!  If not, they are super cheap at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Joann.  You could even get some holiday ones with patterns! 


I personally love mixing traditional with non-traditional, so used a neon coral ribbon paired with a green vine ribbon that I got on Amazon.  You could also dress it up with a nice holiday decorative pick, fresh rosemary twig, or some greenery. 


I have several of these made and it only took me a few minutes to do them all.  Can't wait to hand them out! 







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I'm Charli Rae, and I'm a maker.  Since I was a child, I have envisioned things to make.  From traffic signs to go in our yard while driving my Power Wheels, to a lounge chair for my Barbies, I wanted different things than what I could find.  So I made them. I even had my own tool belt!

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