Were there any floating candles this year?

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Were there any floating candles this year?

Postby Dante_13 » Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:54 pm

In 2002 I remember seeing these floating candle thingies drifting along in the sky at night until they burned up. Very beautiful.

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Postby TheJudge » Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:03 pm

You sure you didnt just fall asleep watching "The Beach"?
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Postby PetsUntilEaten » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:22 pm

I'd love to find out how to make them - opps - is that tips & tricks?!
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Postby Kinetic II » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:36 pm

I didn't see floating candles but the colossal size candle out by the man always had people there if it was lit. I didn't get any pictures of it and I'm looking for some...I can't explain to people just how big it was, it's something a picture would work better for. I loved it, especially putting my hand into the hot wax around 4 am when the ambient air temp was so cold...it felt good.
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Postby diane o'thirst » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:07 pm

Ailchinn wrote:I didn't see floating candles but the colossal size candle out by the man always had people there if it was lit. I didn't get any pictures of it and I'm looking for some...I can't explain to people just how big it was, it's something a picture would work better for. I loved it, especially putting my hand into the hot wax around 4 am when the ambient air temp was so cold...it felt good.


That thing was awesome. I make candles as a hobby and I know what a pain it can be for just one regular-sized one...I was thinking, "Ye Gods, I'd like to see this guy's workshop!" I got photos of that but believe it or not, I haven't gotten 'em developed yet. Still digging through my schtuph, trying to find my cameras...

Anyway, my campmate and I connected out there at random and she said, "Wouldn't it be awesome to come out here and do s'mores?"

Another reason I'm bringing a chimenea stove next year :)

P.S. to the person who was interested in making floating candles...you can get all-you-need-to-get-started kits at Michael's craft stores. I'm making a bunch of them for my own camp for this year, about a dozen a month. They're not as economical as just buying them in bags but then again, you have total artistic control — unlimited scents and dyes, special effects, et alia :D
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Postby PetsUntilEaten » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:20 pm

thank you -

these floating candles float in the air - i only saw one at the burn this year - of course when they fall - they really fall.
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Postby PetsUntilEaten » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:53 am

found them!

they are called fire balloons or sky lanterns.

more common are birthday candle powered dry cleaning bag balloons.

ha!
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