I love fancy paper. So much so that I would have one of those stationery walls in my house if I could (but then again, who wouldn’t want that?!). Instead of letting the paper sit around rolled up in a basket by your desk, why not wear it with you everywhere you go?! Here’s how you can make some paper wrapped bangles for yourself and everyone you know:
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of September. If you’re in denial that summer will soon be over, or just need a calming moment to deal with the rush of fall, you’ll want to make these lavender candles! Here’s how:
Instead of using a glass jar, I used these cute bowl from West Elm (hello, how adorable is that face). They’re out of stock online now, but I saw some in stores the other day. They also have a vase version if you didn’t want to use them for candles!
Using the double boiler method, melt your wax in the pouring pot on the stove. As the wax is melting, prep your bowls by glueing your wicks (about an inch apart) in place with a dap of hot glue. If you’re using a smaller bowl, you might only need one wick. For a standard size, I recommend two wicks to get an even burn pool. To keep your wicks upright, wrap them around a skewer or pencil until you hit the rim of the bowl where they can rest.
When wax is completely melted, and the temperate is at 175°F on your thermometer, add your scent and stir well.
Pour wax into your bowl. You can even add lavender here to give your candles that extra scent boost and a bit of color. Let set until wax hardens, snip your wicks, and you’re done!
This was my first time making candles and I really couldn’t believe how easy it actually is! You’re really just melting wax to reform it in a jar. Now that I have the supplies (which is really the only reason I didn’t do it in the first place), I have a feeling I’m going to be making a few of these for holiday gifts!
Product for this post was provided by West Elm. All options are 100% my own.
If you’re looking to customize your vases, but don’t trust yourself with paint, then you’ll want to try this simple DIY solution: temporary tattoos! In a matter of seconds you have a beautiful design on your vase without any effort or mess. Here’s how:
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love all things rhinestone (and if you’re new, check here, here and here). And because I truly believe you can never have too much sparkle, but that you can always save money, I teamed up with Etsy to show you how to make a fun cocktail ring for a fraction of the price you’d pay in stores!
Time: 30 minutes + dry time Materials: rhinestones, felt, E6000, scissors, ring backs, bamboo skewer