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Primitive Wax Ornaments for Christmas Tree


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Hubby won't take me out shopping today (he thinks I need to "rest" after my excursion to the doctor yesterday) :sad2: but that's okay ... I'm going to try to make some tarts :yay:

I am wondering if anyone knows how to go about making primitive wax ornaments for bowl fillers or to hang on Christmas trees? I'm thinking of making small primitive cakes (about 2 oz - I have a mold) & then wrapping them with tea stained cheese cloth & adding a hanger so they can hang on the tree. First off, I have no idea how to tea stain the cheese cloth. Secondly, do I need to use a certain type of wax to make ornaments? I plan to make the cakes & then roll them in spices to grunge them up a bit. I'd like to add a nice fragrance oil as well ... maybe gingerbread?

Hope-hope-hoping someone can help :smiley2:

Blessings,

Shirlee

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Who would've thought that standing & slicing off small curlicues of wax from a broken piece of slab would be so exhausting?!?!? I got maybe 1/4-pound ... possibly 1/2-pound ... of wax pieces cut before I had to go lie down in the recliner & rest! I will try again tomorrow.

Blessings,

Shirlee

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Doesn't anyone know how to make these silly ornaments :confused:

Maggie ... Good idea with the hammer! That would save a lot of cutting ... lol!

Strike up the band! I just finished making a batch of tarts (hopefully ornaments) using TCS container wax & an FO I bought last year which was really nice but didn't throw much at all in my soy wax ... hopefully it will in this TCS wax. It's by Heartfelt Candle Company & it's called Warm Gingerbread. I poured it into little metal tart molds as I chickened out using the stinky silicone molds again. The kitchen smells heavenly right now ... lol! Tomorrow (I hope) I will try another batch of tarts using a TCS FO - Blue Christmas.

The only problem I had was in pouring the wax from my pour pot into the little metal molds. It ended up dripping down the side & onto the counter which never happens when I use the silicone molds so I don't know what's up with that. I ended up having to pick up each mold & pour the wax into it & then put the filled mold down carefully. I didn't spilll any of the wax out of the molds but still had a few drips from the pour pot.

Blessings,

Shirlee

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hi shirlee! can help you out with the cheese cloth. i use instant coffee & instant unsweetened tea.

put the following in a jar with a lid:

add 4 or 5 TBL instant coffee or tea to 2 cups of hot water to make a strong dark liquid. unfold the cheese cloth so it is in a flat piece (nothing folded or ya get tea stained straight fold lines). jam the cloth into the jar/liquid-it will soak up some of the coffee, but use a long spoon to keep pushing it around. put on the lid and leave it sit an hour or so-shaking the jar every once in a while. use plastic gloves to sqeeze the excess out back into the jar (if ya want to save it). sort of fluff it out & lay it onto a paper plate with 2 paper towels on. it will be a big jumbled mess, but leave it dry that way, rearranging it every couple hours. it will take a day or so to dry. to speed the process, you can use a hair dryer. i would not put it in the dryer-the coffee will leave stains on everything! when it is dry, i usually put some of the coffee liquid in a sprayer and spritz it darker in certain spots, but i like everything really, really grungy! if you don't have the instant stuff, you can boil off about 6-7 tea bags in the 2 cups of water. when dry, cut it into the sizes ya want. HTH-kris

take it easy and hope you feel better!

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