New Project…Maybe?

Posted on December 31, 2009. Filed under: Candles, DIY, Home Decor, Potpourri | Tags: , , , |

Empty Candle Cups

Got my money’s worth with these candles. They’ve been sitting around for a while now due to “crafters block.”

After browsing the Internet, I found a pretty nice project to embark upon.

I don’t have any baby food jars, but I think my candle cups will do just fine (we’ll see In Shaa Allaah).  I’ll post some pictures upon completion.

Baby Food Jar Air Freshener

Baby Food Jar Air Freshener - Making - Idea by Angela of Portland, Oregon

Baby Food Jar Air Freshener - Idea by Angela of Portland, Oregon

You need:

  • Potpourri

  • Clean Baby Food Jar (no top needed)

  • 5″ Paper Doily

  • Rubber Band

  • Lace

  • Ribbon Rose

  • Low Temp Glue Gun


Fill jar with potpourri. Cover with a paper doily or tulle. Secure with rubber band. Tie a ribbon around the jar to hide the rubber band.  Hot glue ribbon rose to ribbon.

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Candle Bowl turned Paperweight

Posted on November 21, 2009. Filed under: Candles, DIY, Home Decor, Paperweights, Refurbished Goods, Sticks and Stones | Tags: , , , , , |

Simple Paperweight


Now that's what I call getting one's money worth!


After burning this sweet-smelling candle down to the very end, I couldn’t bring myself to discard the bowl.


I scooped out the remaining wax, gave it a good scrubbing then, transformed it into a rock-filled paperweight.



Sassy Paperweight

The tray that it’s nestled upon was once a candle holder itself. I purchased it from the “2 – 200 Store.” Because it was so cheap (2 SAR) it began to rust and one edge started to buck (you get what you pay for).

I took the drawstring out of an old khaki skirt, snipped it down to size then, hot-glued it around the brim of the candle tray. That took care of the bucking and topping it off with my paperweight camouflaged the minor rusting.

I won’t keep it this way. I have a second tray that I plan to trim with the drawstring as well. They will become coasters  in the near future.






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A Candle in a Cup

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Candles, DIY, Refurbished Goods, Tea Time | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"Candle in a Cup"

"Candle in a Cup"

While tidying up my kitchen, I discovered quite a few tea light candles stashed away in a drawer. Hmmmm? What shall I do with these? As my eyes wandered around looking for something – anything– to refurbish, an old tea cup demanded my attention. Perfect. A candle in a cup coming right up!

I filled the bottom of the cup with over-priced pebbles from IKEA.

*Isn’t it funny how clever people can persuade others to purchase things like sticks and rocks? I think so… lol.*

Anyway, after tying a wired bow – that I made myself – around the cup, I placed my candle on top and voila, a candle in a cup.


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