...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


acorn cap candles

If you've collected any acorns this fall, 
by now your caps have probably separated...

They're so beautiful in their own right, aren't they?

You could do so many things with them.
Thimbles for your thumbs.
 Hats for little Waldorf dolls.  
Bowls for a doll house
 (or a fairy cottage...!) 

I know if there were giant acorns from giant trees
 I'd eat out of an acorn cap bowl every day!

One day I was looking to see what other ideas people have come up with for their acorn caps.
And here this mother and her daughter collect acorn caps in their woods 
and use beeswax from their beehives to make these precious little teensy candles.
They're sweet little floaters, in a bowl of water.

Or you could probably nestle them in a dish or tray of sand... 
as long a they're stabilized since they're kind of wobbly.
They burn for about half an hour.
A new meaning to the word night cap! 
I love watching them float around, 
with the flame flickering.

Since we have beeswax, wick, and acorn caps to spare,
maybe next year I'll try to make some of my own...!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this! I am so glad that you enjoyed them!