Hello friends! So today we are back with the finale of the candle project! So we are going to jump right into it but if you need to catch up here are parts 1 and 2:
So where I last left you, I had to get some additional wax to finish off the vanilla-scented candles. I got one more 5 lb bag of wax and got those poured. One thing I did notice that I thought was worth sharing is that for the scented candles where I had added in the fragrance oil, the wax seemed a little bit softer overall once it had cooled. I suppose that makes sense as there was additional liquid added to the wax. Because the wax was a little softer, it took a few additional pours on the top to smooth everything out, but otherwise the process was very similar!
I wanted to make some tags for these candles so used some wooden tags as a base. I had a surplus of these and I'm pretty sure you guys have seen me use these before! I used some brown wax to give these a lightly stained look on each side:
I cut out some pieces of cream-colored paper and used a fun pair of scissors to give an interesting edge. I then used a little felt accent on each tag; these were not adhesive so I glued them down with a small bit of SuperGlue. On the backside of the tag I added a little note encouraging people to reuse their glass jars once their candles were used up.
So now its time to see all the candles! Here is the batch of unscented ones. For these, I am showing you them without the tags attached so you can see the crocheting better. They will have tags on them when I am selling them though, don't worry!
And here are the vanilla-scented ones with the tags! I used a small clothespin to attach the tag to the crocheted koozie as I thought this would make it nice and easy for people to remove them if they would like to.
And there they are! I am so happy with how these turned out. They ended up being a little more work than I expected but I feel like I learned a lot about soy wax and about crocheting in the process! As of right now, these will not be on the Etsy shop and will only be available at craft fairs as I'm not really set up to ship candles at the moment. Let me know what you think about these in the comments below!
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Hello everyone! Today we have a short little blog about a little update to a craft I did a while ago, some Cricut Iron-On Tote bags. Earlier last year, I made some cute little tote bags with some iron-on and beaded details. Here is the blog on that if you need a refresher: cricut-iron-on-tote-bags.html
I sold one of these at a craft fair, but felt as though people weren't really sure what to do with them and maybe the craft needed a little more vision and direction to help people along. My lovely mother helped me A LOT with this project so thank you mom! We made a matching card, envelope and gift card holder for each bag so that they could be marketed as a reusable gift bag. The gift card holders were a template that we cut out using the Cricut; we intentionally left the cards and holders fairly generic so that they could be used for a holiday or special occasion.
Here all the remaining bags are with their cards and gift card holders:
These bags are now updated on the Etsy shop to include the cards and gift card holders. If you interested in any of them, check them out here: www.etsy.com/shop/patternedpaperplate?ref=shop_sugg
Happy Sunday everyone!
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