As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to love burning candles at home. I now enjoy buying seasonal scents in pretty containers, and I’ve learned to love making my own candles. With industrial-style accents becoming increasingly popular, I made a set of concrete soy candles with beautiful wood wicks using rose, one of my favorite scents.
Pumpkins aren't just for carving this year, and they don't have to be destined for the trash after Halloween is over. Here's a DIY use for pumpkins that makes them usable long after Halloween is over and actually makes them functional as well.
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.
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...
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 Beat Bride. One shank button with a raised design and an old chess piece (although you could use a dowel too) are its primary components. Clever!
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.