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How to... make Candle Wicks (& Experiment & Results

by Redtedart
Welcome to this week’s How To – “How to make candle wicks”. As you know, I love to recycle and each year at Christmas we are left with a lot of old, but perfectly good candles. As a child I once received a candle making kit and loved it. I wanted to have another go …

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