How to restore a grotty wooden bowl.

I have a penchant for old wooden bowls. I search for them everywhere; estate sales, junk yards, garage sales… I even found one in the trash a few months ago! Why, you might ask… look how horrid they look, all dirty and moldy and grimy. Yuck, you would say if you were my husband.Just wait, […]

Beeswax Easter Egg Candles.

Today we made another version of our Easter candles… sweet-smelling beeswax eggs! We needed: * playdough * a boiled egg * about an egg sized amount of beeswax (see melting tutorial here) * candle wick (from a craft store) * a toothpick * a tiny drop of olive oil * a recycled eggcup * a […]

Making Beeswax Acorns.

When we made our Beeswax Valentine Hearts yesterday, we had a little melted wax left over. I remembered such a fun project making beeswax acorns and y’all know how crazy I am about acorns. It didn’t take much convincing to get K excited too. Aren’t they just adorable? To make our little beeswax acorns, we […]

Make Beeswax Hearts for Valentines Day.

I love working with beeswax… it’s golden glow, it’s honey aroma. Especially on a snowy or rainy day, when we are stuck inside… it’s a wonderfully warming craft. Beeswax is a natural material so rich in sensory gifts. When K sees me getting it out, she rushes to smell it. She breathes in it’s honey […]