I am curious by nature, so with every order or inquiry about our products, I always ask my customer what are they using our product for. In this case, she ordered our handmade sushi soy tealight candles to give as favors to the adults at her kokeshi doll themed birthday party for her daughter.
I thought that was a fabulous idea, and with a quick search, found this great blog post with supply list, directions and lots of lovely photos (a little example above) at Kara's Party Ideas.
For people that may not know, kokeshi dolls are Japanese folk art wooden dolls. The vintage ones have simple wooden trunk bodies with large wooden spherical heads, and are hand painted with a few minimal brush strokes to denote the face, and painted "kimono" designs to clothe the trunk body. The modern ones are a lot more colorful and fancy. (Confession, I have a collection of both kinds.)
To make our unique handmade sushi candle favors, we start by pouring white soy wax into heat resistant plastic tealight holders. After the tea lights have cooled, we carefully wrap black satin ribbon around the container to represent nori seaweed. We then attach green, orange, and pink beeswax circles around the wick to represent the sushi fillings.