Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
Ravenclaw Extra Credit: Charms
Project Name: Repurposed candles
Brief Description: I took my old candles, melted them down in my crockpot, and poured them into new jars! I learned 3 things from this experience. 1st, make sure that the water in the crockpot is at the same level as the shortest candle's wax. Any higher and it might tip over, causing little wax particles to stick to the inside of your crockpot. (a bummer to clean!) 2nd, crayons do NOT use the same type of wax, and can cause little weird clumps, so if you want to use them for coloring, just use a small amount. I also used dollar store crayons, so it is possible that other crayons would work better. 3rd, make sure each layer is all the way cool before pouring the next layer. Even if it is mostly cool, the new hot wax can remelt the top cooled layer and then mix with the layer underneath. I used scents that were all complimentary (all baked goods scents!) so it wasn't much of a problem for me. All the same, after I noticed that I put the candles into the fridge in between layers, and that totally worked.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Onion Bean!
Project Name: Ravenclaw nails
Brief Description: I layered 5 layers of paint on each of my nails, of course in ravenclaw colors! First the base colors, then the glitter, and finally a topcoat. Also, my nails normally only last 24 hours before starting to chip, but this time I am 36 hours in and going strong! I even hand washed dishes yesterday, so there is definitely something to be said for using many layers.
The colors I used (Look! The blue glitter is called Wool Knit!)