I find these colour block candles most beautiful!
However I assume that the different coloured waxes run together while the candle is burning.
Would it still look as beautiful?
Colour Block Candles (Use Crayons to Create Color Block Candles)
via: Use Crayons to Create Color Block Candles
After having presented another owl yesterday, I found it convenient to present the owl votive today: isn’t it beautiful?
Owl Lantern (Halloween Paper Lantern Tut.)
=> there you find among others also the link to the complete lantern (Happy Halloween 08)
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Entries with the tag ‘owl’
That’s a great idea again: embellish candles in jars with printed clip arts.
It’s the same principle as for the faux quilt votives – and I find one as beautiful as the other ;-)
Clip Art Candles (Clip Art and Candles)
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Faux Quilt Votives
I found an instruction on how to make glass table lights with translucent mosaic. They are made in an interesting and easy way with Window Colours*, but of course you can do this with translucent polymer clay as well.
* Window Colours are those glass paints that come in plastic bottles and can be used on acetate, I don’t know the exact English name.
That’s how they do it:
(see images on instruction site for better understanding)
- You make from the glass paint a layer of about 1 mm on plastic foil and let it dry thoroughly.
- When dry and not sticky anymore (after about 3 days), you cut it in mosaic pieces.
- You can glue now the pieces on glass (with Modpodge e.g.).
- Fill the little gaps between the mosaic tile with tile filler (follow the instructions).
- Afterwards you can cover your glass with varnish to make it shine.
One day then… Sigh.
Mosaik mit WindowColour (German)
A long time ago I found a tutorial on how to make a lantern from plastic straws. I even tried it and it worked fine. But I gave the lanterns away without taking any photos ;-(
The instruction is in German with illustrating photos.
Here is a translation:
- Plastic drinking straws
- Parchment paper
- An old wooden tray
- Double-sided tape
That’s what you have to do:
- Lay the parchment paper on your working space, perhaps lay even the old wooden tray underneath.
- Lay the plastic straws neatly on the parchment paper and lay another layer of parchment paper on it.
- Iron on highest setting, but without steam over the parchment paper on the plastic straws. The straws will melt.
- If everything became flat, let the plastic cool down. You can hear that they cool because there is a cracking noise.
- Carefully release the straws from the parchment paper.
- Cut the ‘mat’ with the scissors in the form you want.
- Fix the ends with the tape and put a tealight into.
What I learned when testing it:
- Best iron in an well ventilated area, because there are (toxic?) vapours.
- The ironed straws are very, very hot, so make sure to let them cool down thoroughly.
- Never iron plastic directly, but put always some parchment paper between iron and plastic to protect the iron.
- Make the lantern big enough, so that it can’t inflame from being to near the flame of the tealight.
Plastic Straw Lantern (German)