Beautiful Floating Oranges

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While you may find an orange or two in your Christmas stocking, here the fruit really gets a chance to shine.

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What you’ll need

  • 3 medium oranges
  • muffin tin
  • 1 cup soy wax flakes
  • pouring container or heatproof measuring cup with spout
  • 6 (3-inch-tall) prewaxed wire wicks with clips

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How to make it

1. Cut the oranges down the middle and evacuate the tissue as you might a grapefruit’s, scratching down to the skin. Rest the oranges hollow side up in the muffin tin.

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2. Melt the wax in the pouring container in the heatproof measuring in the microwave according to the package directions. Pour the wax into the oranges, filling them to 1/4 inch from the top. Embed the wicks and let the wax cool, about 40 minutes. Trim the wicks so they expand 1/4 inch.

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3. Place the candles in an large bowl loaded with water and light them. They’re best used inside a week, while the peels are still fresh.

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