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Project 23/52: holiday ramekin candles!

By |November 19th, 2013|52 Projects, crafts, DIY|

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And the candle frenzy continues! I’ve been thinking of DIY Christmas gift ideas and decided to try my hand at deliciously scented holiday candles. I hunted for festive candle jars and came across some bright red ramekins at a great price. Small glasses or mugs would also work and you could probably thrift some cool items if you have the time. For supplies I used soy wax, medium wicks and some really yummy scents. The scent oils are the most expensive supply but are so worth it. Use about 1 ounce per candle to get a strong but not overpowering scent.  Once you gathered all the ingredients just melt your wax, add your scent oil, place your wick, pour and let dry! The result is a candle that will have your home smelling great for the holidays!

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love and candy,

lindsay

 

Project 23/52: recycled vase candle

By |October 27th, 2013|52 Projects, crafts, DIY, VIP|

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Upcycling is where it’s at. When I get flowers in vases I get sentimental and never want to throw them away. Instead they sit in the cupboard until I eventually toss them or occasionally actually use them for flowers.  I’ve gathered quite the collection, so I was glad that I finally go to put one to good use. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m admittedly obsessed with making candles these days. I blame it on the giant 5 pound bag of wax I accidentally ordered. That’s a lot of candles begging to be made!  The vase I chose to make into a candle is large but not huge- so I still only used one wick. If you use a larger vase you will probably need a longer burning wick or two so that it can handle all the wax. I followed the same process I did here, but had to get creative with a bag clip to keep the wick straight because it didn’t come past the mouth of the vase.

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This one has a new home on our coffee table so I can stare at it while we work on our Breaking Bad marathon!

love and candy,

lindsay

 

Project 22/52: a comfy kimono

By |October 14th, 2013|52 Projects, clothes, crafts, DIY|

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When it comes to sewing I’m somewhere between novice and beginner. I can sew a mean straight stitch or hem, but making clothing is a whole new ball game. Let’s just say I’m not signing up for Project Runway anytime soon! Even though I have a long way to go, I’m always on the lookout for fun sewing projects to stretch my skills. When I came across this Kimono tutorial by Leanne Barlow, I fell in love. So cute and she has a way of breaking things down so even I can follow along. I followed her instructions verbatim with a few minor changes. Instead of silk fabric I used a super soft knit I already had lying around. I’m happy with the way it turned out but the stretch definitely increased the difficulty level. I also don’t own a rolled hem foot so instead I did my own double hem. It took a bit longer and might not be as clean, but for my first clothing project I’ll call it a success. This is my new go to travel outfit. So comfy. Thanks Leann for the great tutorial and inspiration!

love and candy,

lindsay