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Old 08-27-2008, 07:24 PM   #1  
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I just saw a lovely display in Crafts n Things of 3 LIT candles. The candles are wrapped in stamped paper and ribbons and embellishments. They are beautiful.

Aren't these a safety hazard? Do folks just light them for the picture in a magazine?

IRL, would you tear all the pretty stuff off to light them or never light them?
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #2  
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I would probably never light them - seems like a big safety issue to me and I don't burn my pretty candles any way just my jars and votives.
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Paper around a candle doesn't sound really safe. Maybe you could design one with the paper only wrapped around the bottom third of the candle.
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I remember I once saw a photo in a catalog featuring pins (kind of like styled brads, really) that you stuck into candles to decorate them. The candles in the photo with the pins were clearly lit, but the warning beneath the product description said to never light candles with the pins in them. I thought that was pretty funny!
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What I do, if I wrap a pretty 3-wick or pillar, is burn it down some, then put in a tea light or even one of the battery operated tea lights. You get the effect of a glowing candle, you still get to admire the beautiful candle and there's no safety issue. HTH
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It depends on the diameter of the candles. If they are very large candles, the flame will stay inside, and it would be okay. Of couse you never burn candles unattended. Your best bet would be to decorate jar candles. I've done this and they are fine. After all, just about every candle you buy has a paper label on it!
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I wrap mine in stamped tissue paper and then heat set (melt) in with wax paper, the wax paper gets removed - I have burned these candles and have no safety problems.

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I buy the candles that are actual candles but have the battery mechanism stuffed inthe bottom to make it glow inside - since having kids I am fearful of having lit candles in the house - huge fire hazard for me as I would be sure to forget it with all the chaos in this house.

I got a bunch at Home Depot last Christmas and they look just like candles.
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