DIY: Vintage Tea Cup Candle

Vintage Tea Cup Candle
(mykitchenantics)

Step One:
Gather your materials
-Vintage tea cups with saucers (you can get these anywhere from Etsy to Goodwill to your Grandma's attic)
-Candle wicks (waxed)
-Wooden skewers (8, to hold the wicks in place)
-Heat proof bowl
-Saucepan
-Cup with spout (to pour wax)
-500g soy wax
-2g wax dye
-Fragrance oil

Step Two:
"Before getting on with the process make sure you have set up the containers with wicks etc. I first tried to keep the wicks in place with a clothes peg balanced on the rim, but when i poured in the wax, with the slightest movement they changed position. So I placed two skewers on either side of the wick to keep it in place (as in picture)."
(mykitchenantics)
Step Three:
"Once the mis en place is intact, heat enough water in a saucepan to come about half way up and bring to a simmer."
Step Four:
"Place the wax in the heat proof bowl (cut them up into smaller pieces if they are in a block, to allow easy and even melting) along with the wax dye and let it slowly melt. 
Use a long wooden skewer to stir in between if needed."
Step Five:
"Once the wax has completely melted, take it off bain marie and keep aside to cool a bit. 
Pour in the fragrance oil at this point, stir with the skewer and slowly pour into the cups till about 3/4th full. If the wicks have moved a bit, don't worry, just readjust. The wax is not going to set immediately. Also, rinse out your utensils quickly."
Step Six:
"Don't move the candles until its completely set. If there is a bit of sinking in the centre, just warm some more wax and fill it up."


DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Bag

Thanksgiving Leftovers Bag
(pizzazzerie)

If you click on the link above you can print out all of these adorable Thanksgiving Leftovers labels. They even explain to you how to make your own bags using material purchased from Garnish. However, you can make these bags yourself right at home using items you can pick up at Walmart or Dollar Tree!

Step One:
Gather materials
-Large paper take out bags
-Take out containers or toss away tupperware
-Stencils
-Stickers
-Paint
Etc.

Step Two:
Brainstorm a theme. Select fonts. Print things out. Figure out how much you need and what you like.

Step Three:
Make your containers!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

DIY: Reversible Fall to Winter Decoration

Reversible Fall to Winter Blocks
(theballoonred)

Step One:
Gather your materials
-Blocks of wood cut from a 2x4
   2 7in blocks
   2 6in blocks
   2 5in blocks
-1 7in 2x3 block of wood 
-Wood stain (optional)
-Modge Podge
-Paint (you will then need brushes and stencils)
-Wrapping Paper/Decorative Paper
-Cut out words or letters

Step Two:
Make sure your blocks are sanded, and if you wish to stain them, stain them.

Step Three:
Design your blocks! Come up with your word or phrase to match the blocks.
Suggestions:
Give Thanks/Jingle Bells
Thank You/Santa's Cookies
Hello Autumn/Hello Winter
Family Time/Santa's Helper
You can also do shorter words and phrases and incorporate images onto your blocks.
Suggestions:
"Joy"
"Love"
"Peace"
"Noel"
"Fall"
"Chill"
"Santa"
"Frosty"
"Snow"
"Sweet"
Snowman
Tree
Pumpkin
Leaves
Gift
Bow
Ornament
Reindeer
Santa

Step Three:
Organize them and switch them over!