Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Frosted Candle Jar

We had this used candle jar and wanted to do something fun with it. This is a great project because you are recycling your glass candles. Loved the end result!

What You Need:

  • Glass Candle Jar or Holder
  • Rubber Bands
  • Frosting Spray Paint

How To Make It:
  • Put the used candle in the freezer overnight.

  • Once frozen, break the wax with a butter knife and scoop it out. When you have removed the wax, clean the glass. 

  • Wrap the glass with rubber bands. 

  • Spray frosting spray paint to the glass.
  • Once dried, remove rubber bands.
  • Yes it is that easy!!!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Giveaway at One Artsy Mama

We are excited to announce our first ever GIVEAWAY at  One Artsy Mama! Hop on over and check out her blog and enter to win a personalized, handstamped sterling silver pendant necklace from Desperate Craftwives.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Light Canvas

I love how cozy the house feels with the Christmas tree lit up in the evening and decided I needed a little bit more festive lighting in the house.

What You Need:
  • 16" x 20" x 1" Canvas (you need the depth to contain the string of lights behind canvas)
  • String of Christmas Lights (I had plug-in ones, but battery-operated lights would be good here)
  • Awl

How To Make It:
  • Use pencil to make marks on canvas where you'll want your lights to come through. I just did random starburst shapes. Be sure to count the marks to make sure you have enough lights.
  • Use an awl to poke through canvas and make holes for each bulb to go through.

  •  Insert a bulb into each hole and secure with glue (I used a small dab of hot glue). Be sure to keep in mind where the plug end will be if not using battery-operated lights.
  • You may need to secure the string between the lights to the back of the canvas so it doesn't stick out so far that you can't hang it on a wall.

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