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gifting: the perfect pair.

This candle and adorable match box (gifts from a sweet friend) have been brightening up L’s living room recently.

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A pretty candle and witty matches are the perfect pick-me-up gift. Pair your favorite Voluspa candle (we love this one and this one) with any of these adorable matches:

Jonathan Adler Squirrel Match Strike

Good Dog Matches

Celebrate Matches

squirrel match strike // good dog company matches // celebrate! matches

So start gifting!

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how to: make a candle from an orange.

Scrolling through our latest edition of The Southern Coterie, we came across this genius post from Libbie Summers. She made CANDLES out of ORANGES. We can’t think of a better way to bring fresh, citrusy scent into your home in the middle of winter! Plus, her pics are gorgeous. Read on and try it for yourself – we’re going to!

How To Make a Candle From An Orange (makes 2 candles)

(By Libbie Summers, Assisted by Candace Brower)

Ingredients/stuff you’ll need:
1 orange (preferably with a thick skin)
Knife
Grapefruit spoon (optional/you can use your hands just fine)
Olive oil or vegetable oil
Lighter

Directions:

STEP ONE
Picking Oranges to make an orange candle: LibbieSummers.com
Pick/Buy/Steal/Borrow An Orange.

STEP TWO
Orange Candle Making: LibbieSummers.com
Use a knife to cut the orange in half across the middle.
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com
Use your fingers or a grapefruit spoon to remove the flesh down to the skin, being sure to leave the middle stem like portion intact. (I was worried about it ripping out, but the worry wasn’t necessary. The “stem” is tough and won’t pull out easily.)
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com

STEP THREE
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.comPour oil over the stem (this is important, you need to get the stem/wick saturated with the oil to help start the flame). Fill to slightly below the top of the wick.

STEP FOUR
Making an orange candle from libbiesummers.com
Let the oil filled candle sit for a few minutes before lighting with the lighter. Even then, it still takes a couple of minutes to keep the flame from extinguishing. But, once you get it lit, it will stay lit for….wait for it.
How to make an orange candle from LibbieSummers.comFIVE HOURS!!!!! And, as far as the scent goes…think a homemade orange and olive oil body scrub. Just a slight citrus scent mixed with olive oil and something else you can’t quite put your finger on.
I will never throw away an orange rind again without illuminating it.

Read more from Libbie here!

 

If you guys try this, post your pics to Instagram and tag us @glitter_blog_xo.

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stocking stuffers under $25.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

There’s no denying the thrill that accompanies shopping for fun trinkets. Whether they’re stocking stuffers for family members or small tokens of appreciation for co-workers, there are plenty of ways to spread the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. We’ve come up with a few of our favorite gifts—all under $25—that hold a prominent place on our wish lists this season.

1. Macaron Stationary – Who wouldn’t love these sweet cards!? Loving the chartreuse envelopes.

Macaron Stationary
perfect for thank yous, love notes, or quick hellos.

2. Glitter Chelsea Flat – It’s no secret that we love anything that involves glitter, and these flats are no exception! The price is right…

Chelsea Flats
16.99? SOLD.

3. Leather Tassel Keychain – Prettify your jumble of keys with this tassel key chain from Design Darling (also available in blue and green).

Design Darling keychain
can also be a playful addition to your everyday bag.

4. Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish – Add a pop of color to your space with this dish. The perfect place to toss your keys, loose change, etc…

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish
also available in yellow,navy blue, and turquoise from Waiting on Martha.

5. Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange Candle – Everyone–everyone–loves receiving a pretty candle, and the warm scent of the Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange candle is perfect for this time of year. Bonus points for its mini size!

Voluspa Candle
$9 at Dish Statesboro! call (912) 871-3989 to order.

EEEEK one week ’til Christmas! Are you ready!? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo

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J + L

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