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I saw this little tea light DIY and fell in love. The best part is that you use the peel which would have otherwise been thrown to the compost. Now you can give the discarded bits or rind new life! This DIY is hella easy to execute, and such a pretty little addition to really any living space. For this DIY you will need…





|measuring tape and pen (optional)

Step 1 | Take your knife and make a small cut into the middle of the orange rind (close as possible to the middle).

This is where you have the option of using a measuring tape to record the exact middle point. You can use a pen to mark the middle points so that you don’t have to count on yourself to create a straight line. Or, you can just trust yourself and make the cut. I did, it worked out great.

Step 2 |  Next you want to create a little incision with the spoon. I find this helps so you don’t break the orange peel while removing it. Then use your thumb to liberate the orange from the rind. Make sure you do it slowly. You want to make sure your rind is intact and the inner stem (aka wick) hasn’t broken.

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Step 3 |  Now you take your olive oil and pour it into your orange rind. You want to pour it onto the stem of the inner peel. Then grab your lighter and light over the wick. It will take about 30 seconds to light, et voila!

Your tea light is complete.

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Love this DIY. I’ll be doing it over and over during the winter months. Anything that gives a little pep to this dreary weather for me is worth it. Not to mention you can put the left over olive oil into a small container and save it for the next project 🙂

Resourceful-ness on smash. Bom bom.

This DIY was also featured on my #RX3 segment feature of WIC online, click here to peep the site.

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