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Monday, January 11, 2010

 

december rewind no. 3 {handmade holiday}

there were a few family projects going on this holiday season as well. wasn't just me working like a busy elf all through december.
we decided that it would be fun to make candle holders and dip some beeswax candles (thanks to a dear friend for the idea in the first place) to go in them. so, we went outside and found a good, recently fallen branch.
hubby and bb cut it up into stumps for us. then sanded them and drilled holes. "we used THREE drill bits, mommy!"
it was a really fun project. we kept them in basket in the play room and everyday we'd sit and sand a bit. put them down, come back to them. it was fun to have something to work on that all of us could do.
the candle dipping was funny. we've never done it before. they came out like little lumps sometimes referred to behind children's backs as "candle turds." but they were made with love. honest!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous heidi margit said...

Wow! the candleholders look very proffesional! Can one use just any kind of wood? I always wondered how the hole was made, but, of course, drilling is an option!

the candles look, well, a bit tired maybe?!

lovely activity!

January 12, 2010 at 3:53 AM  
Blogger Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Thats a very cool activity i would to induge in too!!!

January 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

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