Published at Saturday, September 30th 2017. by roger in Christmas Season.
You can choose one of two kinds of candle holders: the Clip On Christmas Tree Candle Holder, which you clamp on to a branch; or the Pendulum Christmas Tree Candle Holder, which has a stem and a counterweight that you use to balance the holder as it hangs on the Christmas tree. Theres no right or wrong. Pick the model you like best.
Make sure you get the right kind of candles. Basically, theres one right kind of Christmas Candle and a lot of wrong ones. The bottom line: your candle must fit the candle holder. Tapers, votives and table candles are too fat. Birthday and candles are much too thin. Dont try to improvise. Order genuine Christmas Tree Candles when you order your candle holders. That way youll be sure youre getting the right thing.
Do a dry run. When your order arrives, take a few candles out of the box and put them in the Candle Clips or Pendulum Candle Holders. Hold the holders up as if they were on the tree. Does the candle fit snugly? If necessary, bend the tines at the base of the holder inward so they firmly grip the bottom of the candle. Youll get the hang of it. Your goal is to make sure the candle doesnt wobble or lean when it comes time to decorate the tree.
Have you noticed how pervasive Christmas on Steroids has become in the last few years? Ever glitzier high-tech decorations, over-the-top LED Christmas tree lights and gigunda outdoor Christmas displays are dominating the holiday like never before. Although Bigger-and-Better is the order of the day when it comes to Christmas tree decorations, some people are opting out and trying to re-capture the simple delights of an old-fashioned Christmas.
But anyone who goes to the effort of making candy is making it for someone special. It takes time and effort to get into the kitchen, find a great recipe and make your own. So if youve invested the time and effort in making candy for someone special, or for a number of special people, they know youve made it as a special gift. And it isnt hard to make if you choose the right recipe. Home made candy recipes arent hard to find, and its perfectly possible for a beginner to candy making to make some great looking and great tasting candies.
So if youre new to candy making start with some simple home made candy recipes, and start well before Christmas so that you can have some time to perfect your technique. And if youre out to make a great Christmas gift why not make that special person a complete candy gift basket and demonstrate your candy making prowess. Make a selection of candies, find a lovely wicker basket and some cellophane, buy a nice bottle of wine or 3 and pack all those candies and other goodies into a gift basket. Very few people would be unhappy to get a Christmas gift like that.