Sunday, May 23, 2010

Creating Candles at Wildflower Wax

My friends and I had a GNO last night at Wildflower Wax. Wildflower Wax is a delightful little store that carries candles, clothing, vintage boots and jewelry. It's our own little local version of Junk Gypsy's....or at least that's what I think.

Wildflower Wax offers Candle Making nights where you are invited to choose your wax colors and any tokens of trinkets to go inside your candle, pour and create a signature scent for our own candle. They also invite you to bring in your own wine or your drink of choice. Sometimes that helps with creativity. That's what I hear anyway.
It was such a fun evening!

Here are some pictures from our night.
Shop owners Jennifer and David Rankin makes sure the process goes according to plan.
Layman's terms....everyone goes home with a perfect candle!

Here my friends "The Boss" and Charnita choose their blocks of wax for their candle creations.

Next chose any trinkets or wax shaped molds for your candle:

I surpassed any trinkets and decided to use some that I had on hand with me that night. I will let you see that in my grand unveiling of the final product. For now though, Here is my chosen colors. This might surprise you, but I chose my colors with the beach in mind.
Shocking, I know. After this, hot wax is poured over the wax cubes to form in the candle mold.

While you wait for your candle to set up and cool down, you can shop around. Boots were a big favorite of our group. Collectively, we tried on just about every pair. Boss even left with some.

You might enjoy hanging out in the groovy hangout lounge in the back of the shop...

But we decided to all congregate out on the porch on this almost summer evening.
Might I suggest you grab a rocker, enjoy a glass of wine and attempt to solve the words problems on the front porch.

And before you know's time! You're candles are ready!

Look how happy are we!

And just look at my candle! I used bottle caps as trinkets for my candle.  And for all your thrifty with purchase (wink).

Ahhhhh, my candle smells sooooooo good. My whole house does, after just a few hours of bringing home my candle. And I have yet to even light it!
I highly recommend a GNO, or a Mom and Daughter Night, or even a romantic Couples night creating candles at Wildflower Wax in the historic district of Helena, "Old Town"!

Studio Hours and Candle Making Night Sessions
Studio Hours
Closed Sunday & Monday
Tuesday-Friday 10:00-6:00
Saturday-10:00-5:00, walk in candle making welcome on Saturday's from 10-3.

May Candlemaking Sessions
Friday May 21st & Friday May 28th
6:00, 7:00 or 8:00-$20.00 per person, BYOB.
Call for appointment 205-249-8280.

Wildflower Wax
4114 Helena Rd, Helena Alabama 35080
Phone: 205-249-8280
Owner, Jennifer Rankin's Blog
Wildflower Wax on Facebook

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Stephanie Lynn said...

I so wanna go there!! The candles look fabulous! What fun. I need to find one of these in my parts of town. Looks like the perfect party place too! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

My Vintage Treasures said...

The candles are fabulous!!! Looks like fun was had by all :)

Allie and Pattie said...

What a cool idea! And my hubby can provide me with an unending supply of those caps! ;)
xoxo Pattie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

Mari said...

What a fun evening! I would love this!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun! Love your candle and all the happy faces!

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like you gals have fun! Be blessed. Cindy

Becky said...

I LUV your candle and the beach colors for sure!!! I also LUV your little town, seems like it has soooo much to offer!

KR said...

Had such a great time the other night with you! I loved spending GNO with my clematis sisters! I love love love my boots I got that night too. I am going to wear them out on our next adventure. Love to you my friend!!!


Oh how fun that looks. I make candles out of old ones...and crayons...and love doing it...but that looks more fun....I may have to check them out this summer.

♥Georgie♥ said...

I am truly beyond jealous that i do not live closer...looks like a fanTABulous night!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So fun! I used to make candles during Christmas time when still living in Zurich... I love the trinkets idea, really cool, and your candle looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

I could really use a GNO!
Love the finished candle David is holding - so lifelike.
Does it smell as good as yours?

Kirby3131 said...

You chose a beach theme? Really ? LOL It looked like a lot of fun!

Jennifer said...

Wow Leigh!!!! What an awesome plug!!! I am so far behind reading my friends blogs, I adore the pictures. Please bring me a pic of you and the girls on the porch, I am making a picture wall of friends. You guys were so much fun , I enjoyed having each and every one of you!!!Thanks so much!!