Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What the New Year will bring!!!

I am going to start this out by saying I am a crafters pack rat. I love crafts!!! Because I am a crafter I save things. In hopes that one day that item will come in handy. There are many things that I do and the stuff is scattered all over the house.  I make everything from building small additions to furniture, to painting anything that doesn’t walk, well maybe even walking….

I scrapbook, I not only bake but I decorate cakes.  I have many New Years resolutions but only one I know I can keep.  Consolidate and organize!!! The only way I can do that is to get myself a craft room.   I have My Cottage in the sky that I used in the past but because it is not attached to the house I find that I don't go out there as much as I should. Transforming a guest bedroom into a crafts room / guest bedroom would be more useful. This week I started to consolidate. As I was cleaning out my pantry I found buried in the back some old Candle jars. Now these will come into use in my craft room.
I put the candle jars in a hot pot of water.  Not Boiling!!!!

In a few minutes the wax will start to melt along the sides. As soon as the centers are soft I removed the hot glass with a paper towel. I then dumped the small amount of melted wax from the jar onto a paper plate. I immediately broke the remaining wax up with a fork and removed it from the jar.  
I put the jar back into the hot water for a few seconds to melt the residual wax off. I removed it again and with a paper towel and wiped it dry. As soon as the class was cooled I washed it with soap and water.
Dried it clean
This is why I save things.
I knew if I saved them long enough they would come in handy..(*_*)

We are going to go full swing in transforming the guest bedroom into my new crafts room starting the New Year. You will see step by step demolition and decorating.


  1. Hello!!!! It has been forever! I am so happy to have a few days off of work to catch up on some of my blog reading! I sure miss those "free" days! your handcrafted son! ...and great ideas with the candle jars too.

    Mele Kalikimaka & Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (Hawaiian for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    Blessings & Aloha dear friend!

  2. What a great way to reuse those jars. I will do this I have just thrown my away!

  3. Great idea. I tackled my craft closet a little bit tonight but have a long ways to go. Thanks for the jar tip, it will com in handy.

  4. Great idea!!!

    Do you have any ideas on how to re0use the removed wax???

    Happy New Year!!



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