Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Wax Tip, and a Pineapple Wax Mold....

Hi Friends! I want to say a very big Thank You to all of you who wrote some very nice and sweet comments about our dog. It was so nice to read all your kind words and even though I've never met most of you, you all really feel like good friends to me, so that made it even sweeter. Thank You again.

So, I do have a wax tip for you.....some of you may already do this, and I have been doing it for awhile, but just in case~I will throw it out there. Ok, when you are at the end of a burning candle, there is always some wax left....maybe a good 1/2" of it or so.....well KEEP THAT WAX! :) Get out a knife and get the wick end out, but get the wax, and you want it in pieces because you are going to burn that wax in your tart warmers! It still has a fantastic scent and sometimes depending on when your candle goes out, you could have quite a bit of wax in there, even enough to do a couple rounds in your tart warmer.

I love the White Barn candles because I think they are really well scented. I buy these when they are super cheap, and it is the 3 wick ones....but they always have a ton of wax left over at the bottom, so I have little baggies full of the left over wax from them, and burn them later in my tart burner! Yeah....it's like a free tart! :)

And speaking of wax....you all know how much I love to make wax bowl fillers and do-dads....well I have some blackened beeswax sitting around here, and I have this cute little pineapple mold, and I thought "why not?".....So, here these little bowl fillers are:

Aren't they cute? I think these would look cute sitting in a bowl/tray or tied to a package, or anything....we all love our prim pineapples! :)

And here is a quick pic of those yummy sugar pantry cakes we made at Patti's last week:

And now I need your help! Do you know those backsplash tiles that you can buy at the hardware store? Well, I just love them, but am not quite sure what to do with it....I want to make something with it or use it in a craft project but not sure what to do. Any help? Any ideas?

I thought about staining it and either using it in a frame or cutting it into something....but nothing is coming to me yet.


  1. I just love your little creations, Tarrah! And it sounds like your crafting lunch was such fun too.

    I'm sorry to hear about your sweet Martha's passing. It's never easy losing such a special pet, especially one whose been part of the family for so long.


  2. I have seen people paint those tiles before and frame them. Also seen them primmed up and used for a roof on a birdhouse..hope this helps and love your blog!

  3. I love your creations you made!!!!!
    I really enjoy reading your post!

    Have a great day!
    Prim Hugs,

  4. What cute little wax pineapples! Those pantry cakes came out great.

    As for the tiles, I used one for the back of a shelf instead of bead board.