These plain, yet elegant luminaries are simply fantastic. They are simple to make, easy on the environment, not sharp if broken, and if one doesn’t turn out right you can simply remelt it and try again.
If you want to customize them up try adding some pressed flowers, ribbons, or other small decorations in-between the layers of wax as you’re coating the balloon.Experiment with other shades and tones of wax as well; you might just find something that fits perfectly into your decor.
Adding essential oils or scents are also a fun option if added right before dipping -especially if you plan to use real candles inside of them. I would hold off on adding a lot of scent however, as the oils might affect the hardness of the wax.
The creator of the video suggests using tea lights, votives in votive holders, or battery powered candles withing these luminaries as they can be melted by too much heat, but if you want to release scents you’ve added a little heat is fine.
They also recommend using regular balloons instead of water balloons if you’re worried about the balloons popping before reaching the size you desire.
Happy crafting everyone!