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one night crafting extravaganza June 12, 2009

Filed under: crafty — ravennagirls @ 11:39 pm
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Sorry for being so mia this week!  It was quite busy for both of us.  We have some exciting news, but we are going to wait a few days to share…. just so we have some pictures and such to share.   I promise though its coming soon…

Meanwhile, life is busy on the etsy/crafting  front.   Two weeks ago we ordered a ten pound box of soy wax.  We had done this before and slowly had made candles in upcycled mugs.   It was a terrific way to bring new life to old things and have neat candles to enjoy.  Soy wax is really easy to clean – just with some warm soapy water and a sponge.   They also burn very cleanly.

But, it took us months to use all our wax.  After it was all used up, we kept finding mugs that were just to good to pass up.  They screamed “make me into a candle, please!”  So we had quite the collection in waiting. 

Fast forward to the new ten pound box arriving.  It was Friday night.  We saw it on the back stoop and said, uh, that would be fun tonight and our etsy shop is in need of a few new candles…

Several hours later, we were out of wax.   Yes, you read that right.  Our candle  total was over thirty and we still found two mugs in the craft room that somehow escaped the madness.

soy wax flakes melting into liquid yellow wax

soy wax flakes melting into liquid yellow wax

we often use a few used crayons to add some color

we often use a few used crayons to add some color

waiting to be poured

waiting to be poured

after pouring all the yellow candles, the leftover wax gets frozen for next time

after pouring all the yellow candles, the leftover wax gets frozen for next time

setting overnight

setting overnight

the next morning

the next morning

an etsy photoshoot

an etsy photoshoot

 

check out the finished products here.  We have definitely not listed them all, but don’t worry, we will.  🙂

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One Response to “one night crafting extravaganza”

  1. Jackie Says:

    I love that you show the process of making these! I always wondered how you keep the wick straight, haha.


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