The first annual Meraki Marketplace Spring Pop Up is happening this month! The pop up is being held at Saving Amy on Saturday, March 28th from 10am-2pm. A couple weeks ago Melissa and Mia participated in the first part of our candle making which you can read about here. In preparation for the pop up, this past Saturday, Amy from Saving Amy hung out with volunteer Kara Vahe at her home to finish up the details. Let’s take a look together.
The candles were completely set and ready for the wick bars to be removed and have their wicks trimmed. We used a wick trimmer which was so much easier than using scissors. Amy made sure the wicks where kept as long as possible but no too long that the lid would smash it.
Next up, was the tedious and detailed job of cleaning the jars from all the wax drips, spill over and residue. We used alcohol, cotton pads, q-tips, and tooth picks to throughly clean each jar.
Once the jars were sparkling clean it was time to sign her name and apply the label to each jar. Melissa and Mia are signing their name as well, we just didn’t have the labels yet…#gowiththeflow. The beautiful candle labels were generously made and donated to us by Jodi Back. Each jar received it’s lid and label of love and set aside.
Now, the candles have to cure for one more week before they are ready for actual use. We did test one batch that was made a month ago and it was amazing. The burn time was approximately 40hrs for this 8oz jar and burned nice and clean. We can’t wait to share these beautiful candles with you at the market. Amy, Melissa and Mia worked hard on creating beautiful candles from start to finish in support of Saving Amy’s mission: Transforming Lives. Creating Community. Resolving Homelessness.
We are grateful for this opportunity for our Saving Amy women working hard to supplement their income for their families! We’ll see you at the pop up on March 28th 10am-2pm!!
” I enjoy being involved in the organization. If it’s working on candles , helping another family move, or whatever may need my time . It was fun finishing up the details and smelling and learning about the process.” -Amy