Wednesday, November 11, 2009

And so it begins!!

I started my holiday gift making in earnest today. When I make gifts I like them to be cute and useful and these fit the bill. Plus they are nice and easy on the wallet. I bought a box of Microwaveable Soy Wax with my 50% off coupon at Michaels. I had my reservations because the directions made it sound like you had to fill them part way, come back later after they had cooled , poke holes in the surface to release air bubbles and then top it off. It also said that it might have trouble adhering to some surfaces. It made it sound sort of finicky. I wanted it to be more one step than that. But I bought a box anyways, brought it home and tried it out. I will say that they looked so smooth and pretty and then I poked the surface like they said and poured more wax over it and they ended up all lumpy looking. Then I poured one just straight to the top and that one is perfect. So one step it is and they haven't had any trouble in the containers I used. I bought my containers at a thrift store which had a huge selection of darling orphan glasses and teacups for good and cheap. I found some more modern looking mugs too for my mid century modern friends. I used essential oils to scent them and it worked great. I think it is a nice touch to add a little pretty paper wrapped match box. I went and bought two more boxes of wax tonight so I know what I am doing this weekend! Ack!! Gotta run! Glee starts in 10 minutes!!

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I've been wanting to make my own candles, thanks for the tips on the soy wax. Your candles look great!!!

Stephanie said...

I didn't know you could buy soy wax. What a terrific idea. The container ideas are endless!

urban craft said...

I love this idea. I haven't explored the candy making route yet but this seems easy. Gotta love those 50% off coupons from Michaels!

Rose said...

Wow, I love these - particularly the amber one in the back. What a great gift idea!