Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Travel Log 7-27: Wicks and Things

Well the older kidnicks came home from their dad's house last night, so we went into over drive here. We packed just about every new thing we've done this summer into one night almost. The little guys stayed up an extra hour or two and we had a lot of messy, chaotic fun.
     We even tried something we had never done before-
This
Plus this
equals this:
My very first container candles!!
    I found some really cool tins and votive cups and made my first batch of container candles last night. I also tried out a new creamier wax and a new type of scenting medium. I need to work on my filling in and I need to get the wicks straight next time, but all in all it was a success!
    I'll try again tonight after little guys go to bed, and maybe you'll get a sneak peek of what I'm getting set up for my first give away =)!

6 comments:

  1. Great, great candles my dear! :)

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  2. I've always wanted to try making candles. Yours look great!

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  3. Thanks =).
    Candle making is pretty easy. Mostly I just eyeball everything and they come out fine!

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  4. She's 'crafty'...she gets around.
    She's 'crafty'...man, she's always down.

    I'm still reliving that Run DMC/ Beastie Boys concert from my youth. But I thought those lyrics seemed fitting here. You are a crafty girl making all those candles. I've made soaps, but never candles. Although I do love me some candles. :o)

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  5. These are great! I love container candles - especially in tin. What a cool thing to do. I've never made my own - still on my list of things to try.

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  6. Lovely! I'm looking forward to trying out some candles of my own now :)

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