babushka
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babushka

diy youtubers really be like "and today we are making a candleholder out of wood! #rustic #organic"

babushka

they make candleholders of all sorts of inflammable materials now. there is a reason they used to be made of stone and metal, not plastic painted to look like it. at least some of the youtubers are decent enough to warn us to use electric candles, which are, in fact, pretty neat and i purchased like 10, but still.


fallow

pbfAhahaha--i totally missed the fact that wood is flammable fjsldkgfhfk


babushka

the thing is that this fact is dangerously easy to miss when the world is fool of wooden candleholders. what else is flammable? paint. what do we use to give our glass candleholder a #rustic #organic look? also paint. congratulations, you turned a functional candleholder into a flammable one



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nope, food dye is water based, so it won't mix with wax! the liquid colorants sold for candles can blend in because they're oil based- melted wax and oil mix together just fine, but water just beads up and refuses to mix in.


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Curious about the colors ; can food dye be used for candles? I'd also ask about alcohol ink, but I get the feeling that while it probably burns okay, it release stuff that better not be breathed in...


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really not great, because the pigment in crayons is capable of clogging your wick.


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how are crayons for candlemaking?


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Also, witches making candle spells need to practice safety with adding herbs to their candles. Like you don't need to add too much. A tiny bit isn't going to cause a fire. Adding too much will.


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OKAY BUT AS A CANDLE MAKER THIS IS A HUGE PET PEEVE OF MINE like. there are people out there that will think it's fine to burn actual open-flame candles on painted and wooden candle holders without stopping to think about stuff like burnability and assume it's fine just because they're called candle holders and that's dangerous as heck


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the thing is that this fact is dangerously easy to miss when the world is fool of wooden candleholders. what else is flammable? paint. what do we use to give our glass candleholder a #rustic #organic look? also paint. congratulations, you turned a functional candleholder into a flammable one


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pbfAhahaha--i totally missed the fact that wood is flammable fjsldkgfhfk


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just making sure, the joke is that wood is flammable


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ive seen some youtuber build an entire house from scratch these folk rly need 2 step up their game


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they make candleholders of all sorts of inflammable materials now. there is a reason they used to be made of stone and metal, not plastic painted to look like it. at least some of the youtubers are decent enough to warn us to use electric candles, which are, in fact, pretty neat and i purchased like 10, but still.


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