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I have an old crock pot dedicated to wax melting. It works great and keeps the wax at the perfect temperature while you work.
Thanks for the comment.
Thanks for the inspiration.
You only, actually, use about 1 lb of wax for the globe. You need the suggested amount to accomplish the dipping. You will be able to make several from 5 lbs.
The balloon doesn't pop when dipped in the wax because of the cool water inside the balloon. The reference to "5 lbs of wax" is just the size of the candle I used for melting. But, you do need enough wax to be able to dip the balloon down into. And, actually, 5 lbs of wax sounds like a lot, but wax is quite heavy.
I love it!
This project is complicated, unnecessarily, I think.
Try checking out the incense burner I made from a 2-litre
bottle. It could easily be adapted to hang.
Great job!! I totally agree, shorter persons could most definitely use less fabric.
The holder is made from PVC pipe covered with Contact paper.
The bottom is filled with wax with a wire holder embedded in it. Holes drilled all around the sides for ventilation.
You can stop the plastic from sticking by sprinkling with talc powder before baking.
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Actually, let's think about that. Real rose petals would shrivel and blacken in hot soap, biodegradable paper would disintegrate. Not sure about rice paper, have no experience with it. However, as a matter of fact, these petals hold enough soap for several washings. And you could always rinse them completely out and use them in some other craft, after they are used up.
Thanks for your comment, glad to see folks concerned about waste.
Shrinky dinks can be ordered online, or can be found at Michael's Craft Stores if you live near one.
The push-up effect is obtained by the holder drawing your bra straps together which pulls them up in front. It does, in effect, give you a little extra lift.
Now look what you've done! I must go make this immediately!
Great project, thanks!
This project was taken from The Peace of Paper Blog.
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I love your creations. I feel totally inspired.
Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic! You simply must show us how!
Thanks for all the great comments.
Wonderfully clever! I just might have to make myself a couple.
LOVE this idea! And, your story was so adorable.
I'm going to make myself one of these right now.
Thanks for sharing.
OK, added pic of combs. I just call it "Scruchie Upgrade".
It's really pretty in person, and you can make it with any kind of material.
It looks great! Nice job.
Why didn't I think of that?????
Great idea, great tute.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
Since submitting this tutorial, I have been using regular fabric dye, it works OK, color is lighter than I wanted it, but it is even.
I traced one of the tabs, then scanned it and made a whole sheet worth, used an exacto to cut out holes, then scissors to cut out tab outline, then mod podeged them on.
Yes, paint works, but paper has great pre-printed designs.
Oh! Yes, please! Tell us how you made these FANTABULOUS candles!!!!!
Got to make this! Great tute! Thanks.
Well, now I know I've seen everything! How unbelievably crafty! Thanks for sharing.
Excellent effort. Great idea!
I love it! Success to Tony - hugs, not drugs!
I love this! Never heard about the crackling effect.
Gonna try this right away. Thanks for sharing.
Shrink plastic is available at most craft stores, Michael's for instance, and in Joann Fabrics stores. And, of course, online.
Courtney, please tell me what you found confusing. The whole reason I made this tutorial was because I found others to be confusing. Thought this one was much more understandable.
Think if you were actually making one, following these instructions, you would find it easy.
I checked out the blog you mentioned...very cool!
Thanks for sharing. Think I'll stick with my nice simple bracelet. LOL
I love this! Will try to locate the pattern you found.
If you find it first...let us know.
How about this idea? I love making things out of shrink plastic...you could make the side you see out of shrink plastic and then just add pretty paper to the back. Don't forget to punch the hole before you bake.
Don't be silly, using it is the point. There's a tea light in the bottom. When the tea light is used up, simply put in a new one.
While these candles are normally used for decorative purposes and not usually burned, at least not often, they burn just fine. The ones I make burn straight down the middle, allowing a small emergency type candle to be inserted and the candle to continue its illuminating duties.
You will hear some occasional popping or hissing, which is remnants of dampness within the candle burning out.
The only real negative I have noticed about this candle, is you MUST put it on a candle plate if you choose to burn it, because metled wax may leak out of holes closest to the bottom.
I have a daughter who is in college studying to become a math teacher. I LOVE it, too! Thanks for noticing.