Ideas and Decoration with Pallets

Decoration with Pallets

Good ideas for decorating with pallets: Recycling and reusing pallets is no longer just a way of preserving the environment. It is also a way to decorate or transform environments of a house or an office. It is both a cheap, simple and fast method to redesign environments.

Livings – Living Rooms

Pallets in Gross to the natural Varnished. Polished and varnished finished backing

The pallets can be painted, lacquered, varnished or also impregnated. Later we will tell you how to do it. The best way to have Original Ideas of Decoration with Pallets is to see images of environments already decorated and finished. Here we have some ideas and also images Bedrooms

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Four simple steps of how to make candles at home

How to make candles at home  

History of candles

Candles were invented in ancient Egypt. That is roughly between the 13th and 14th centuries BC. The composition of the materials were very different from the current ones. They were branches wrapped in animal fat. Goats, oxen or lambs. This type of candle is consumed with an emission of smoke abundant in the environment. It also has a bad smell.

How to make candles at home
How to make candles at home

Candles in the Middle Ages

The ancient Egyptians used oil lamps for interior lighting. These lamps were used until the middle agesCandles with the shape that we know today developed in the middle ages. The composition materials were usually sebum with a beeswax mixture. The advantage of this composition was a longer duration and less smoke when burned, therefore also the smell was softer.

Whales and Non-Aromatic Candles

The eighteenth century began to use the spermaceti. This product illuminates better and does not produce unpleasant odor. Spermaceti is a wax or white oil, found in the skull of whales. But in the mid-nineteenth century petroleum appeared. The Paraffin.

And the paraffin is …

Identified for the first time by Carl Reichenbach in 1830, solid substance, white or translucent. Normally odorless and in the presence of heat it becomes liquid. (approximately between 50° and 65° Celsius). Paraffin is obtained from the distillation of petroleumWith the arrival of electric lighting, the candles became objects of emergency lighting to be …

Paraffin How to make candles at home

A Choice of Decoration

The candles have become objects of decoration and design. Since paraffin is soluble, they are mixed with dyes, oils, perfumes and even flavorings. They make more pleasant bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and even bathrooms. Warm, aromatized and purified environments. Environments to meditate or relax.

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 How to make candles at home
How to make candles at home

And how do I make candles in my house?

It’s very simple. The materials are bought in many stores. The process to manufacture them is simple.

Here we go:

1-Materials to Make Colored and Aromatic Candles at Home

  • Wax or refined paraffin. The amount depends on the size and quantity of candles. To start a kilo will be enough
  • Dyes. The tonality according to the taste, the environment, the occasion or the type of gift. Check here the meaning of the colors of the candles.

  • Molds: They are bought in stores or jars and containers of various sizes are used.
  • Size: The thin candles are consumed faster
    . If it is of wide diameter, the melted paraffin will not leave the sides and will remain in the center. In this way combustion is slower and lasts longer.
  • Essences, perfumes or aromas. natural or artificial. At the discretion of each person. There are citrus, floral aromas, woods, etc.

  • Decorative candles that will never light; Add leaves, seeds or whatever you want when the paraffin is liquid .

    And to release fumes and perfumes that we do not want

  • Pan, pot or casserole to melt the paraffin and the ingredients (ideally two).
  • Candlewick. It is the wick or thread that goes from the bottom to the surface and protrudes.
  • Spatulas
  • You can buy all these materials at
    How to do it


2-How to Heat and Melt the Paraffin

  • Do not do this process in a pan directly. The direct heat is too much for the paraffin and this can change chemical composition and evaporate.
  • It is convenient to do it in a water bath. Place a small saucepan inside another larger one (it is with water). The boiling temperature of the water is 100° Celcius  and it is constant and sufficient to melt the paraffin and work comfortably.

  • Pour the paraffin into the small saucepan.
  • Stir the paraffin with a spatula until it is all liquid.
  • Add the dyes to the wax of the future candle (if it is the case) and stir.

  • Add essences or perfumes (if you wish) and stir with the spatula. The amount of essence is proportional to what is emitted to the environment.
  • Buy dyes at

3-Prepare and Fill the Molds

  • Place the wick in the candle mold. Place the wick holder on the bottom of the mold. Place it with a glue.

Molds at - how to make candles at home
Molds at – how to make candles at home

  • Pass a stick by the edge of the mold or bottle and tie it to the wick. This remains in vertical form. 

  • It is advisable to use flexible molds. To use rigid molds, it is necessary to grease the walls of the mold, because the demoulding will be easier.
  • Pour the prepared melted wax into the molds or jars

  • Most importantly: Do not fill the mold, leave 10% of the mold free. That distance must protrude the wick.
  • How to make candles at home:  Molds at


  • Allow the wax to cool. We recommend that the cooling be in a natural way. It may take up to 12 hours. Do not accelerate the cooling with ice water. The candles cracks by thermal differences in the material. Therefore, NEVER insert the hot mold into the refrigerator.
  • First of all unmold With small strokes or touches if it is rigid, or turning the molds if it is flexible.


  1. Paraffin is a hydrocarbon. Consequently these utensils will not be used in other work. We are referring to the pans and spatulas specifically.
  2. Do the work of making scented candles in a large place, because spills are easy to clean
  3. Hot paraffin, if it comes in contact with the skin, will cause burns. Take this into account

Enjoy How to make candles at home, flavored and decorated. And made by us and at home

25 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups

Decoration Options With Candles In Cups

Here we will show you designs and modes of decoration with candles in glasses, floating or fixed. Basically it’s about using those cups or containers that you might not use for an original presentation.

13 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Floating candles in common glasses with glass beads. Copper candle with multicolored glass beads

12 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Floating candles in common glasses with glass beads. Copon candle with multicolored glass beads

Various floral arrangements with floating candles. Container with pearl-like beads

Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Quick and Original Decoration with Candles in containers with floral arrangements

Quick and Original Decoration with Candles in Copons and Glass Beads

Candles in inverted cups

We are going to present some designs with inverted cups. Apart from being original, in case of reusing the glasses, cleaning will be much easier

8 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Floating candles in water with colored glass beads.

Inverted cups with live vegetable arrangement

Quick and Original Decoration with Candles in Copons and Glass Beads

30 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Quick and Original Decoration with Candles in inverted cups and glass beads

  • How to make Aromatic and Colored candles at home in a simple way
  • Decoration with candles in glasses

Quick and Original Decoration with Candles in inverted cups and glass beads

25 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Candles in inverted cups with yellow roses. Floating candles in bowl with floral arrangement. Fixed yellow candle in contrast with inverted multicolored glasses Rapida and Original Candle Decoration in inverted cups

25 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Decoration with candles in glasses and glasses with floral arrangements and ferns. we note the contrast of intense colors between the candles and the arrangements.

Original Decoration Options With Candles In Cups.  

25 Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

Decoration with Candles in Cups and inverted glasses

Decoration Options With Candles In Cups inverted

 3 Decoration with Candles in inverted cups

Decoration Options With Candles In Cups

Decoration with different elements in contrast. Decoration with Candles in inverted cups

Finally the most common and the easiest to do. 

Decoration Options With Candles In Cups

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History of the Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Decoration and Architects of Chenonceau Castle

You can know the history of a building through the works of its builders. This is the History of the architects of the Castle of Chenonceau.The castle we know today was built on the demolition of an old fortress and a fortified mill owned by the Marques family.

From that time only the tribute tower that was modified in the style of the time and its new owners survives. Built by Thomas Bohier, Intendant General of Finance of King Francisco I of France between 1513 and 1521.

The main part is rectangular (50 x 55 meters) where the hallways and rooms are. In charge of overseeing the construction was his wife Katherine Briçonnet, since her husband was busy with the matter in court.

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau
Panoramic View -Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Gardens and architects of the castle of chenonceau

At the death of Mr. Thomas Bohier the crown ordered an audit of the kingdom’s finances. The results were charges against Thomas Bohier for misappropriating funds against the crown, for which his assets were expropriated.

The crown recovered the royal dominion over the castle and at the same time King Francisco I gave it to his favorite Diana de Poitiers, Duchess of Valentinois.

As of that moment the destiny of the Chenonceau castle was marked by the presence of six more women. Here we detail them and the brands that they printed until today, the most visited castle in France.

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Diana de Poitiers 1499 – 1566

King Henry II gave the Chateau de Chenonceau to his favorite, Diana de Poitiers in 1547. Diana commissioned Pacello da Mercoliano to design and build the gardens, which were the most beautiful of that time. The architect Philibert de l’Orme was entrusted with the task of building a bridge over the cher river in order to extend the gardens to the other shore. Diana de Poitiers managed to get Francisco I of France to settle in the place next to the whole court.

Catherine de Médicis 1519 – 1589

Henry II, King of France, died of injuries caused accidentally while participating in a tournament in 1559. Catherine de Médicis, wife of the deceased monarch, became the regent of the Kingdom of France, since her children were younger than age.

Catherine forced Diana de Poitiers to cede the property of the castle to the crown in exchange for another nearby Chateau: Chaumont-sur-Loire. It expanded the existing gardens and improved the building’s body with reforms.

It was at that time (1576-1577) that the double-story gallery where the parties were organized was built by one of the architects of the Castle of Chenonceau: Jean Bullant. The gallery was built on the bridge and is the aspect that can be seen today. From the green cabinet being regent, Catherine de ‘Medici was in charge of the affairs of the Kingdom of France.

It should be noted that the original plans and designs of the gallery belonged to the architect Philibert de l’Orme, who had built the bridge. The gallery is 60 meters long and 6 meters wide. It has 18 Windows, floor of mosaics of tuff and slate, shaped like a chessboard. It was inaugurated in 1577 during the celebrations organized by Catherine de Médicis in honor of her son King Henry III of France.

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau
Bridge – Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Luisa de Lorraine 1553 – 1601

Henry III King of France and son of Catherine de Médicis, died in 1589. His wife Luisa de Lorraine retired to the castle of Chenonceau wearing the usual white mourning (label of the time). He lived until his death in the castle almost without leaving it. After Luisa de Lorena there was no more presence of the Crown of France in Chenonceau. It was already in private hands. By inheritance of Luisa de Lorraine the castle was inherited by César de Vendôme and his wife, Francesca de Lorraine, Duchess of Vendôme. For the next 100 years, it was inherited through the Valois family.

Louise Dupin 1706 – 1799

In 1720 it was bought by the Duke of Bourbon who sold them works of art and statues of Chenonceau. Some of them went to the Palace of Versailles. In the summer of 1733, Claude Dupin bought the castle of Chenonceau from the Duke of Bourbon. His wife, Louise Dupin in organized meetings and gatherings with writers, poets and scientists. Voltaire and Rosseau were regular. During the French Revolution and under its administration, Chenonceau was preserved almost intact.

Marguerite Pelouze 1836 – 1902

Marguerite Pelouze bought the Château de Chenonceau in 1867, which at that time had 136 hectares of land. I buy it at 850,000 francs. Then he decided to restore the castle as in the time of Diana de Poitiers. The works were executed from 1867 to 1878 by the architect Félix Roguet. During this restoration almost all the changes made by Catherine de Médicis are eliminated.

In 1879, Claude Debussy joined the chenonceau orchestra as a pianist, with the purpose of completing the castle’s small chamber orchestra. Debussy spends almost all that summer in Chenonceau. One thinks that the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Gustave Deloye, was the author of the caryatids (Column in the form of feminine sculpture) of the castle.

In 1888, Marguerite Pelouze, already separated from her husband, filed for bankruptcy and sold the Chenonceau castle. Acquired by Crédit Foncier, and sold in 1891 to Mr. José Émilio Terry, deputy of Cuba in the Spanish Cortes. His family will retain the property of castilool until 1913

Simonne Menier 1881 – 1972

The Terry family in 1913 sells Chenonceau to industrial Henri Menier (1853-1913). The Menier family is the owner of the castle today. During the First World War, a hospital for the war-wounded was set up in Chenonceau, funded by Mr. Gaston Menier (1880-1933). Simone Menier, wife of Georges, as head nurse, administered the hospital that installed 120 beds in two of the Galeries of the castle.

In a room in the castle of Chenonceau X-ray machines were adapted an X-ray machine. Also 2,254 soldiers were treated at that hospital during WWI. After the war, the equipment was dismantled and stored for years. Decades later in an auxiliary room of the castle, the hospital was assembled again and turned into a museum

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau
Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Military Hospital of the Chenonceau Castle

Second World War

The main gallery, the covered bridge that crosses the river Cher, was used during the Second World War by the French resistance. The castle was used for people to escape to Free France, taking advantage of the fact that it was on the border. It turns out that south entrance faced France Vichy “free”. and the rest of the castle was in the area occupied by Nazi Germany.

The castle during World War II suffered some damages by bombing of both sides, damaging in a total way the windows and vitreaux. These stained glass windows were repaired after the fight was over.

There were several illustrious visitors after its opening to the public in 1952. Among them we can mention the Queen of England Elizabeth II, her son Carlos and Diana Diana, Princess of Wales. Also the president of the United States Harry Truman visited Chemonceau.

In the Castle shop you can buy souvenirs of the visit, books and vintage posters

Summing up The architects of the Castle of Chenonceau, were:

Felix Roguet
Philibert de l’Orme
Jean Bullant
Pacello da Mercoliano

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