Hemp and yarn wrapped recycled bottles!

I love these!  They are a bit time consuming, like a few hours at first, but turn out wonderful and are easy to make.  You’ll need a glue gun, yarn, hemp and a recycled  beer bottle, wine bottle or old vase.  I used  my yarn and hemp together so to give a stripped look.  Glue the end of the yarn and hemp to the chosen bottle.  Add a little glue, then add your hemp and/or yarn.  You can use one or the other, hemp works better alone and the yarn works better with the hemp-not as much glue gets through.  Do this until the end, use as little glue as possible so it does not come through your yarn/hemp.  You can add a flower or just leave plain!  Either way they are simple and make great vases, party favors. candle holders-you name it!

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Like to recycle and have cute scented candles?

I DO!  This project is a slow movin one but is worth it!  I love candles and I love wax warmers…reuse your warmer wax to make a candle!  All you have to buy is the wicks, I used baby food jars for the candle holder or a mold.  When I decided to change the scent in my warmer I situated my wick and just poured the wax from the warmer directly into the mold or jar.  Once the wax dries (a few hours) I tied the wick to a Popsicle stick so to keep it straight when I decide to pour in more.  Now don’t get me wrong, you might not get your first candle for a week or more it depends on how many cubes, warmers you have and how large your mold is.  It gives your candle a great layered appearance!  You’re recycling  your old wax into a freaking scented candle!  AND  I used different scents so my candles have different colored layers! Have fun and enjoy 🙂

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recycled candles

recycled candles

decorative candles!

What you will need is votive candles, an old book you don’t mind destroying, glue or modge podge, a candle, a tea bag and whatever embellishments you wish!

I started with a plain candle which was given to me but they usually cost about a dollar or less…or you can make one 🙂

I then cut the book page to fit the outside of the votive.  When you wrap the paper around  the candle holder it will angle up so make sure you leave some hanging off both ends.  Trim the edges.  Once the glue and paper are dry burn the edges with a candle.  Try and hold it at an angle so that the soot from the candle does not get on your project.  This is perfect for making uneven edges look great!  Take your tea bag and put it in about 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.  Once the water starts to change color start ‘antiquing’ your votive and then decorate once its dry! All done!  its that simple and cost Little to NOTHING to do!

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