Monday, April 4, 2011

Wax Eggs for Easter

(Don't forget to link up to my Marvelous Mess party....I will be picking one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!!)

 When I was in Junior High I made some wax figures for an English project. I remembered that the other day and thought.....why not make some eggs out wax for Easter?!?! So I did. Here's what you need to make them for yourself/someone else:
Paraffin wax
Tin Foil
Crayon Pieces
~Put a block of paraffin max on a large piece of tinfoil and push it into a pan. You are not going to want the melted wax to get on the pan, so make sure the tinfoil is bowled a bit, leaving a nice spot of the wax to melt.
 ~Turn the oven on LOW HEAT. Wax will catch fire on med/high heat and believe me, you don't want that AT ALL. :-) That's not good. You just want the wax to melt slowly.
~Add some pieces of a crayon in a color you'd like the egg to be. One paraffin block is going to make a couple of eggs. Let the crayon melt and stir the wax with a spoon (try not to scrape against the tin don't it to crack!!). 
~Once everything is melted, remove it from the stove top and take the tin foil carefully out of the pan. 
~Let it cool for a minute or two and then start scraping it into a pile.

~Once the pile is cool enough for you to handle, take a bunch and make it into an egg shape in your hands. It takes a bit of work, but it's not ridiculous. Just pack and smooth it. Over and over. :-)
That's it!!

Whaddya think of the variety? I'm loving them all. 
And, I've got the perfect little pedestal (made from a wooden candle stick, a bowl, and some wood glue) for holding them :
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Marvelous Mess #7

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Marvelous Mess #6 Features!!!

Hey there folks!! It was a bit a smaller party this week, mostly because I have been sick with a chest cold for the past 2 weeks and haven't gotten my butt in gear when it comes to inviting people to my fairly new party. I've been feeling so *yuck*. But, I am finally on the mend.... so next week promises to be a better one in terms of numbers. Be sure to tell your blogging friends about this new party of mine!! In terms of quality though, you guys brought it this week!! We had a lot of really fun projects. Here are some of my fav's:

Initialed Button Egg by Auntie Lolo

Fresh Sideboard from Marine to a Housewife

Easter Sewing Basket from Something Created Everyday. Those eggs are decopaged with thrifted sewing patterns. Love the look!!

And, for the sidebar feature this week.......

Bunny Easter Bucket from Sun Scholars.....look at that sweet face!! I *love* it!!! It's so soft and sweet and comes with a great tutorial. Yay!!

Thanks so much to all of you for linking up this week!!! I hope to see you all next Monday!! IN the meantime, if you were featured you can feel free to grab a button below!!