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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-28-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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24 CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY 2018 NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2018 | THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER Do-it-yourself Christmas Looking for a last minute gift idea on a shoestring budget? Try one of these easy, do-it-yourself projects Candles While homemade candles require some manual labor, making them can be a great alternative to spending $20-$30 on a six ounce candle for that hard-to-buy-for relative. Among the supplies needed: soy wax, a package of large candlewicks, a bottle of essential oil for fra- grance and a double boiler to melt the wax. You can reuse old candle containers, mason jars or any other glass or cement con- tainer. A thermometer is recom- mended as well. Steps: 1. Set up a double boiler and heat wax to 180 degrees to melt. 2. Remove wax from the heat and add fragrance oil. Cool to 125 degrees. 3. Pour wax into container(s), then drop in the wick at center. To keep the wick at center, wrap it around a pencil or chopstick and lay across the top of the jar. 4. Let candle solidify for sev- By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breze Staff Writer Continues on next page from The Brouillard Family Eric, Stacey, Adly Mae & Ella Rae PROPERTIES 261 Main St., Suite 201 North Smithfield, RI 02896 Licensed in RI & MA Cell: 401-569-2725 Office: 401-356-1519 Eric Brouillard Stearns/McGee Team REALTOR ® Happy Holidays

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