Hello I have some fab Monday news.............
Yesterday was a humid day James was off with his buddies and Kev was playing golf so thought I'd try out the goodies I bought last week!
A new craft for me to stretch my creative juices
It all starts with jug in a pan on the stove....
Yes I'm candle making. You have to be very precise with temperatures I stood over the pan watching the thermometer as though it was going to explode if it went over one degree hotter!!
I prepared my molds - as this is my first time I'm starting off small, the votive sized jars are molds and I then had an empty Yankee Candle jar so decided to try refilling that:
Once the wax had melted and reached the correct temperature poured it into the molds. I remembered at this point I had forgotten to add the scent and color. I could add Jasmine scent to the jars and give them a quick stir but as the wax had started to set I decided to keep these white and use color for next batch.
After 5 minutes the wicks are added and held in place with lolly sticks. They are then left for a further 30 minutes before topping them up to ensure there is no gaps around the wicks.
They are then left for 2 hours to set fully before removing from the molds.
Whilst waiting I designed a quick label for the jar candle. I printed it using Safmat
Butterflies remind me of a special person so first attempt has one on the front and I've used my blog name for the back
I have used a So Suzy single flower swirl stamp to decorate one of the votive candles:
I just need to get some more supplies and there will be no stopping me now!