Saturday, January 8, 2011

craft time.

i've always loved a good, old-fashioned craft.

a couple of days before christmas, i followed this design*sponge guide to making candles from old containers, except i just bought candle-making wax and wired wicks at michael's to make the job a little easier...

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i had a few candle containers from anthropologie that i just wasn't ready to throw away. they're always so pretty! anyway, i thought they'd be good to re-use as candle-holders, in addition to a couple of thrift-store cups i had at home.

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centered the wicks where the old ones were, and hung them with straws.

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and, you're done. let them dry, and they are good to go!


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11 comments:

  1. what a great idea! i might have to try this. i love candles.

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  2. I saw this DIY on design sponge and have been wanting to make them ever since...I just don't have cute containers like you! Thanks for sharing, maybe this'll get my butt in action! xoxo

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  3. That's really a great idea. There are so many cute candle holder options from thrift stores. If you ever want to know how to make cup cake crayons, lemme know. I worked at a daycare for 3 years and always had hundreds of broken crayons laying around ready to be recycled into new cute ones. :)

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  4. Great idea! I was thinking the same as Susan above- thrift stores and antique shows would be the perfect spot for cool containers- Im counting down the months to the next Brimfield show!:)

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  5. after i know that u live in atlanta...i have this strong need to meet you...i hope to go shopping/thrifting/antiquing with u someday :). love ur blog

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  6. fun fun! i too love a good old craft when inspiration strikes. thanks for sharing girl. you're pretty fab and we're now blog friends for sure;) heehee!
    YOURS, MINE AND OURS

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  7. I love this! What a great idea to reuse those old candle containers or other random things around the house (especially the expensive ones--who wants to throw those away??)

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  8. that santiago huckleberry candle is the dreamiest scent - definitely reuse the tin, but then go buy yourself a new one too!

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  9. you're totally right, ashley...and, i actually scooped the rest of the wax out of that one, and melted it into the new (unscented) wax, and now the new candles have a hint of that smell in them...mmmmmm

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  10. Such a great idea. I have tons of old candle holders and glass that I just can't bear to throw away. Perhaps I'll try this soon :)

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  11. hello my friend! yes, i thought so, too. so easy! do it! you should use some containers from your wedding....unless you craigslisted them all!

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