How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want - and - they make great gifts! You can buy the wax here, and various scents here.    
created at: 07/16/2012

Jen from Something Turquoise has an incredibly detailed (and beautifully photographed) tutorial that explains everything you could possibly want to know about making your own poured candles. She even covers the best way to clean up...

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Make It: Easy DIY Wax Seals

by DIY Maven

Make It: Easy DIY Wax Seals

In the e-mail era, wax seals might sound completely unnecessary, but for invitations, promotional materials and love letters, they're an eye-catching punctuation sure to impress. Today I found two techniques that are bookmark-worthy. The first comes from Rage Haus. The maker used a dowel and a wood burning tool with a fine tip to create the design, in this case, initials. Lovely.

For an even easier technique, check out this idea from Off...

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Make Your Own Beeswax Furniture Polish

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Make Your Own Beeswax Furniture Polish

Woohoo! I hit the jackpot. After finding a BEAUTIFUL mid century table at Goodwill (sans chairs) for $49.00 on Saturday, I've been deliberating on how to clean and polish the top. I stumbled onto re-nest and look what I found; a smart little tutorial disclosing how Amber Dusick of Woodmouse makes her own wood polish. Not only does it make wood glow, it does double duty as lip balm and hand moisturizer as well.

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