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These Crystal Candles Are Magically Easy To Make

Double, double, toil and trouble...

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Being a muggle is tough. Make this crystal candle to add a little magic to your life.

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Fire burn and cauldron bubble...

Here's what you'll need:

Mason jar lid and band, $6.99

Hot glue gun

Small nail


Wire, $4.71

Superglue, $8.15

Alum powder, $8.89


Food Coloring, $7.96

Heat-safe container

Clear coat spray, $3.86

Tea candle, $9.82

Eye of newt and toe of frog (JK)

1. Use your hot glue gun to attach your mason jar lid to the corresponding band ($6.99).

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The lid should be flipped so that the silver side faces the inside of the band.

2. Use a hammer and nail to poke a hole through the center of the top of the lid.

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Make sure to perform this on a disposable surface. Don't go around poking holes through the dinner table.

3. Cut 10 inches of wire and thread about an inch of it through the lid. Fold it back and tape.

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4. Line the band with superglue ($8.15) and roll it in a bowl of alum powder ($8.92).

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Leave it to dry for an hour or two.

5. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Then add 1 cup of alum powder and 1 tablespoon of food coloring to the boiling water.

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It's gonna get real steamy up in here.

6. Pour the result of your ~toil and trouble~ into a heat-safe container.

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7. Wrap the wire attached to the mason jar lid around a pencil around 6-8 times. Lower the lid into the container.

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You want the leftover wire to be long enough that the lid is submerged in the mixture, but not hitting the bottom of the cup.

8. After leaving the lid submurged overnight, pull it out. Dump the mixture out and replace the lid in the cup to let it dry.

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Drying should take about 20 minutes.

9. Carefully cut the wire as close to the crystals as possible. Apply clear coat to set the color.

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10. Place a tea candle ($9.82) at the center of the mason jar lid and set it ablaze.

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Watch the full tutorial here.

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