My best friend always lights candles before dinner, even during the most casual of occasions. I didn’t realize how instantly dreamy dinner can become over candle light. Definitely a “duh” moment for me.
So I recently purchased some vintage candlestick holders and found some beeswax candles at the Greenmarket. Of course the candles and candlestick holders were not a perfect fit. After a little research, I found that a vegetable peeler is a great way to accurately trim the base of a candle stick. Simply shave the candlestick base by rotating the candle in your hand. Be sure to check as you go!
A few other tips:
-If the candlestick is trimmed too much, warm the wax shavings in your hand and adhere back to the candlestick base.
-If the candle is too small to begin with, tape wrapped around the base of the candle can help.
-If the candle is too tall, cut the candlestick base with some plant shears. This works better than a kitchen knife, because the shears use even pressure in two directions, rather than one.
p.s. I’ve always liked these candlestick holders:
And I really want to order some of these beeswax candlesticks from Kansas City!