So while I am on this topic, let me tell you how to make these easy, peasy, lemon squeezy candles. First go to your dollar store or Wally world. The small jar candles are $1. I like the ones at Walmart a little better....just a better selection of scents. (and the labels come off easier) Take the labels off and tear strips of homespun a little over an inch wide and about seven inches long. Use hot glue to adhere to jar. Wrap raffia (the ones I saw online had jute instead of raffia) around the jars two or three times. Tie in a knot and cut ends off to about an inch in length. Just be gentle here because the raffia will break if you tie too tightly. Then glue on an adornment. I used rusty stars. The hot glue will hold the knot in place too. I used some of the small stained labels that I showed you how to make a while back and used my single letter stamps to stamp on the words. I made up some of the names: Like the one I called Clean Sheets was originally called Fresh Cotton. Just use your imagination. I also put a little spot of hot glue on the jar where I knotted the tag on. I was just afraid that when I take these to a craft show, the tags will slide off when people open them to smell them. I think these are so freakin' cute, don't you?!?!
I also picked up more of the little night lights. I have been practicing at dipping them in the silicone and through trial and error, I have found that for me, adding a tiny bit of oil paint in brown gives it the desired color. And it seemed like my silicone was too thick so I added some mineral spirits. They turned out so much better than my first batch!
I guess practice does make perfect. I also found some battery operated candles at GoodWill. They look really cheap (they were!) so I am working on grunging them up. When I get them finished I will let you in on how I did it....I am trying a couple of different things.
You can see a couple of the tea lights that I am also trying to grunge.
The dollar store is such a great place to get craft supplies. Just don't limit your search to the craft aisle. I found some great little favor buckets in the bridal area. I plan to paint them and use them for ornaments. And at just three buckets for $1, how could you go wrong?
Well, off now for a little more crafting, my friends. Talk to you soon!