How to make a Northern Lights candle

How to make a Northern Lights candle

There’s nothing like the warm glow of the Northern Lights. Flickering fire and the soft scent of lavender fills the air on a cold winter evening. We got to experience all this last month during my monthly Facebook live trunk show where we made a “Northern Light’s” salt candle together.

Right now you may be thinking, “What’s this? I thought you make jewelry?”

Well, don’t worry. I’m still making plenty of one-of-a- kind treasures, like last month’s Northern Lights Labradorite Collection. But, we’re all still stuck in our homes right? Shopping with a DIY project thrown in is a fun diversion from the day to day.

How’s it work?

Each month, during the live trunk show on my Facebook page, I pick a DIY project that relates back to the new collection pieces. In January, stunning blue flash Labradorites of the Northern Lights Collection took center stage. These gemstones sparkle in candle light and glow with a frozen fire. Did you know legend has it that a warrior cast his sword into the stone to release the fire, creating the magical Northern Lights? When you see their beautiful colors, it’s not hard to imagine.

Since most of us don’t live where we can experience the actual lights, I decided to make our own. The Northern Light candle project is a fun way to bring a little magic into your home with just a few inexpensive supplies. Gather Epson salt, food coloring, modge podge & some thrift store jelly jars and you’re in business. The candles are a fun project for a wedding or beach house and would also be a great way to romance up your bedroom this Valentine’s day (bow-chicka-wow-wow).

Want a free “how to” download of the project? Click here

During the live demo, I take breaks to show you the new jewelry and respond to your comments. We had so much fun last month. You kept me laughing as you shared your progress and photo’s of your finished candles. I also showcased the new designs during the event. If you want to see any piece up close, there is a website link you can visit, and you can purchase the pieces right from the site. The event is like watching Ina Gartner, the Barefoot Contessa, cooking up something fun!

Speaking of cooking, make sure to join me for “A Love Story”, our next live trunk show. It’s Tuesday, February 9th at 7PM live on my Facebook page. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we are cooking up some sweet treats. I’ll show you how to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Bailey’s Chocolate Martinis- YUM! The jewelry? It’s all about love with plenty of hearts and beach inspiration. You can RSVP for the event (and get a reminder so you don’t miss it) right here.

I’d love to hear what you think of the DIY trunk show idea. I have cool projects planned for the rest of the year so comment back and let me know if you’re planning to join us for the fun. I hope to ‘sea’ you there!

Special thanks to for the salt candle inspiration and photos.

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