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Try these fun and flirty custom candles for Valentine’s Day

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From page A6 | February 07, 2013 |

Whether you're looking to set the mood for a romantic date or you're creating a night light for a little one, customized candles are definitely a hot idea for all your cool friends. SHNS photo

SH13A204HOBBIES Jan. 28, 2013 -- Whether you're looking to set the mood for a romantic date or you're creating a night light for a little one, customized candles are definitely a hot idea for all your cool friends. (SHNS photo courtesy Sandi Genovese)

By Sandi Genovese

Valentine’s Day used to be my least-favorite holiday.

It was difficult to find the right balance between a gift that was loving but not sappy. And if you’re not married, there’s the extra complication of celebrating the holiday without scaring off the man in your life by sharing too much love. Oh, the pressure!

Then, one year when I was “man-less,” I decided to share a little love on Valentine’s Day with my family and a few close friends. I was amazed at the sheer joy of making valentines for my loved ones with absolutely no pressure, and I have loved this heart-y holiday ever since.

This year I am going to set the mood for a fun and flirty Valentine’s Day with custom candles. I selected “real” and flameless candles. If you choose a real candle, it’s important to burn it long enough to create a hole that can hold a smaller tea-light candle that is replaceable each time it burns down, so that the original candle stays intact.

I prefer flameless candles. They are made of wax and scented, just like their waxy cousins, but the battery-operated flame will heat up the night with no risk of burning through your heartfelt embellishments.

There are many embellishments that work beautifully on a candle. Ribbon wraps easily around a candle, with a little adhesive and a straight pin (with a colored head) to hold it tight. In fact, sticking multiple pins into a candle creates a pretty, polka-dot pattern that is both quick and easy.

Add bling to candles with rhinestone stickers. These bright embellishments really are gems because they are already adhesive-backed so you simply pull them off the backing sheet and stick them onto the candles.

My favorite candle embellishments are photos. Because I like the light to shine through the photo, I print it on a piece of vellum and wrap it around the candle with strips of washi (or paper) tape securing it at both ends.

If you’re not into Valentine’s Day, flameless candles are also great as a night light for your younger friends or to light the way to a guest bathroom.

Whether you’re looking to set the mood for a romantic date or you’re creating a night light for a little one, customized candles are definitely a hot idea for all your cool friends.

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