First, I want to say that the shopping trip was so much fun. We had a great time and did not come home empty handed. Once I get the pictures uploaded, I'll post more about it.
I love the way blackened beeswax looks. On our trip, I bought a battery operated candlestick that looked like blackened beeswax. So the little gears in my brain started turning, and this is what I came up with.
I bought a box of plain white tapers at the dollar store.
With craft paint, I painted them black.
Once they were dry, I covered them in cinnamon, and rubbed off the exes. I had some tea made, so I also dipped the wicks so the weren't so bold.
And voila! Not too bad, for something a fraction of the price.