What can be done from candle cinders?
Making wax jewelry is easy - everyone can learn it!
Since Valentine’s Day is on the nose, we advise you to choose a heart shape for jewelry, but if not, you can use any other. With these touching figures you can decorate a house, windows, indoor plants, flower pots or use them differently - it all depends on your imagination.
Children can be involved in the creation of these jewelry, but just be careful not to get burned!
What you need:
Wax (you can use candles and melt them)
Metal cookie molds
Toothpicks or sticks for canapes
Prepare yourself a workplace. Fold the necessary materials near the table. Lay a newspaper on the table (so as not to stain the tablecloth or tabletop with wax), place a baking sheet on top, prepare a ladle or pan in which you will melt the wax.
Heat the wax or the rest of the candles (you can use candles of different colors) in a pan, pour the wax on a baking sheet.
Allow the wax to cool slightly, but do not wait until it hardens. It should be still warm. Now you have to act quickly: cut out as many details as possible with cookie cutters. Make them as many as the baking sheet allows.
Use a knife to remove the figures (they should already be strong enough, but still warm).
Now we make holes for ribbons and toothpicks! If the wax is still warm, you can easily pass the needle through the wax figure. If it is already cold - do not be discouraged - you can heat the needle over a burning match or a candle flame.
After the hole is ready, put the figurine on the canapes - but just don't overdo it. 1/3 of the way will be enough, but if more - then the figure may break.
All remnants of the wax can return to the pan and be reused! Do not throw them away!
A thin ribbon, braid, colored wire, beads - everything is suitable to complement this element of decor!
You can decorate flower pots with such wax figures, hang them on gift boxes, on a window or choose any other way!
Pull the double pieces of tape through the loop and make a knot at the end.
Make a garland with beads. Here is another garland of flowers. Add a loop first and then knot, wooden beads and wax flowers.
The site thanks poppytalk.blogspot.com for the idea and photos.
Translation: Radmila Khakova