It would appear that my house remains a safe haven for dust bunnies. I retreated from all forms of house cleaning and spent the weekend doing things I classify as fun
One of those things was making some drilled grubby candles. These are rather small candles and I would have preferred a larger one but these were the cheap ones.
I started by using a 1 1/2" spade drill bit to drill down in to the top of the candles. You want to go do far enough that you can fit a tea light in there.
Gather some spices. I used a mixture of instant coffee, cinnamon and cloves.
You'll also need some mod podge or you could also use white glue watered down a bit. I mixed mod podge, a little water and some instant coffee and brushed it on the candle then rolled the candle in the spice mixture,
I let it sit for a while to dry then did the top. After that dried I went back and redid a couple spots that were a bit bare and let it dry some more.
Final step was to spray with a clear acrylic, let dry, tie on a little piece of homespun fabric and pop in a tea light candle. You could also use a battery operated tea light for a safer candle.