A few years ago I stayed in the US for about a year. One of the things I learned about and got to love was Halloween
I loved pumpkin carving, dress up and everything, so when Halloween became popular at home I was so happy, because it meant I could get pumpkins and make lanterns here at home as well, YAY!
Well, I carve at least one lantern every year, and up to now I've always used votive candles in them. But they have short burntime, just few hours, and any gust of wind will blow them out. And a lantern without light is just sad. This year however I bought a grave candle for my pumpkin, and I'm asking myself why on earth didn't I think of this before? They are meant for outdoor use unlike the votives, they burn for the whole day, aaand being grave candles, totally appropriate for Halloween!
Other people who have stumbled upon totally obvious solutions to problems that have been bugging you for a long time?