If you have a candle with a buried wick there’s no need to go digging around. This simple trick will get your candle lighting in no time.
There are always a couple of random gifts everyone frantically pulls out of storage this time of year. Their origin could be a yankee swap seven years ago, an ex-lover, or a well-meaning grandma. We all have received and gifted questionable, vanilla-scented things.
After a recent SNL skit immortalized the ever-circulated peach candle, VICE thought it was time to do a highlight reel of the type of present that no one wants or keeps. Photographer Trey Wright brought theses gems to life in the gallery below as a cautionary tale for this holiday season.
It’s the law of the universe that if you’re able to blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one breath, whatever you wish for will come true. So why would you ever try to celebrate your 85th birthday by putting 72,585 lit candles on your cake? The fire department would have a hard time putting out that inferno.
Aside from ensuring you don’t light them near curtains or any other potential fire hazard, there are proper ways to light candles. For example, you should trim your wick before each burn. Here’s why.
Nothing ruins a good time out-of-doors like stupid bugs. Citronella candles help stave them off, but store-bought ones can be ugly. For a bug-fighting flame that does double duty as a centerpiece, make your own in a mason jar.