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« on: December 05, 2006 12:15:28 PM »

I'll post photos when I can get them...

This year for Christmas I had huge elaborate ideas for all my family members well as luck would have it the money just wasn't there and I had to find something quick, easy and very cheap to do...

The girls in my family are getting candles made from old unscented candles melted down with the wick removed... I scented them with peppermint and put them in mugs I got a walmart. This only cost me $20 to do 5 mugs of candles, scenting, new wicks, and wick holders.

The guys are getting clocks made from saw blades. 4 saw blades and clock mechanisms cost about $35 dollars...

All I have to say is Thank Goodness Hobby Lobby has %50 off on things. I love that!
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006 12:29:54 PM »

This probably's been mentioned somewhere on here already, but since you just made them and all, I hope you don't mind Smiley
How do you melt your old wax? I am guessing a pot of boiling water and the wax in a bowl above it?

by the by, if you have painting skills (and of course the tools to do it), you could paint stuff on the blades to make them more individual. I saw some with very nice landscapes on them
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006 12:47:40 PM »

unfortunately, all of my paints are in a storage unit in another town ::pout::. But that would be a great idea!

Yea, you are exactly right, I just took a cheapo pot from walmart for the wax and placed that pot in a pot of boiling water. I got the idea from Martha Stewart of all places. http://marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel191875&catid=cat268&navLevel=3

I definitely reccomend paying attention to the part where they talk about coming back after an hour. I ignored this step as mine made a pyramid, not a well... I woke up the next morning to find voilla --- a well... Its not terrible looking but I wish I would have filled it in.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006 01:59:42 PM »

Man, that's a bummer! Uhm, Walmart has cheap paints? If you can afford it, at least.

Hmm... I think I need to go do another craft-run soon then lol. Thanks!
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