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DIY Candles from used wax remains

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This is what I often get left with, and I'm certainly not going to let them go to waste.

So I'm going to have a big melt down - for the wax 😀
It's not a very complicated process, just a little tedious and hot.
What I need are: A big pot Some used disposable chopsticks Some parcel string (as I haven't any wicks readily at home) Glass containers/candle holders - to clean up glass candle holders: boiling hot water

First is to melt the old wax (different colours separately) in hot water in the pot, with the string tied to the chopstick placed over the glass container. The string can be fiddly. To make it easier to work with I'll dip it with some melted wax then straighten it whilst the wax dries and hardens up. That way it will stay down to the bottom.

Cooling and drying:


Once they are all cool an…

Handmade beaded handbag

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Instant Apron from Old Dress

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I love aprons: the design, the look, wearing it. But let's face it, aprons are not cheap. And to think that it's something that I wear to block off oil stains and dirt from cooking, it just doesn't make sense to spend money on it. Oh I'm such a stingy hag 😈
This was a sundress I had but worn off over time, and I'd ripped a whole somewhere on the back. Can't give it to charity, didn't want to cut it off into cleaning cloth (not yet), so I had to do something about it, and with it.
Since my old apron has become so manky, it deserves a retirement. This old spaghetti strap dress came ready handy as it came ready with 2 attached belts for back tie bow, so all I needed to do was to separate the front and the back (keep the spaghetti straps and belt attached to the front portion), hem the edges to …

Drawstring Bag Knapsack for Exercises, Made from Old Jeans

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That's all folks, for I, is off for a walk. 🏃