Crayon Candles

This is another one of those things I have been dying to try but never got around to it until today…. candles made from crayons.

I won’t lie, it was very time consuming but it is also very easy and inexpensive to make.

To give credit where credit is due, Dillon did unwrap a whole 6 crayons before he ditched me for something better lol!!!

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Sandie

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Hershey Kisses Roses

It was years ago the first time I made these.  I honestly can’t even remember where I saw them the first time but I loved them.  Chocolate and Roses in one?  How much better can you get than this?  AND it is so easy to do!  It would be a great craft for kids to make for Mother’s Day and no tools necessary, not even the glue gun!  (Please excuse the ugly burn on my thumb in some of the pictures!  When I was making the pinecone topiary the glue gun decided it wanted to fight dirty…. and it won!)

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Cupcake Pedestals

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I have seen similar items on Pinterest before but they were dinner plate size.  When I was looking through my Stockade.ca catalogue I found these small (6″) wooden discs that were under $2.00 and little 4″ wooden candle holders for under $3.00, which prompted me to think hmm, I wonder how they would look for cupcakes!  That is where this next craft idea/Mother’s Day gift idea came to me!

I absolutely love how they turned out and now I am thinking of making them again, but with “Cat Cupcake” faces on top!  Stay tuned lol!

Sandie


 

Here are the wooden pieces I purchased, all nice and neat on the counter before I start the giant mess I call creativity lol!

 

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The first thing I did was to base paint them.  I decided to go with Silver because I could add whatever colours I wanted to it to make it stand out. (Just a tip –  I always paint with a garbage bag over my surface.  It guarantees I don’t get paint all over everything I don’t want paint on….and I end up with the most colourful garbage bags in town lol!)

 

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The next step was for me to use a mug as a template to draw the circle I wanted highlighted on the top of the pedestal and then to use tracing paper to trace the cupcake clipart design I found that I thought would look great on these!

 

 

Now comes the fun part!  Painting your design!  I tried these paint bottles this time which had a pointy end.  They are supposed to make outlining and such easier.  Maybe it was just me, but I had no luck with them whatsoever.  It made my lines too thick I think.  The pink on the cupcakes doesn’t look too bad but the black circles are just too think for my liking, but I didn’t want to start over so I worked around it.  That is what prompted me to try the leopard print on the one!

 

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I then painted the candle holders to match the tops of the pedestals.

 

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Now all I had to do was wait for them to dry (I hate waiting!) and then seal them up.  Once they were sealed I attached the circles to the candle holders with 5 minute epoxy and I had some cute little Cupcake Pedestals!

 

 

Aren’t they the cutest things!  Next of course I had to actually put a cupcake on them and take some more pictures!

 

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