Things are getting chilly around the farmhouse in the evenings and my thoughts are turning toward making things cozy for wintertime.
We have gotten out the space heaters, extra blankets, and warm jammies.
And we will need them because this old house doesn't have any heat upstairs.
The electric windmills that go on when it gets in the thirties to keep the oranges from freezing are already coming on at night!
The other day I recieved a box of goodies in the mail from the Plaid Company. It was a box of Martha Stewart Paint supplies, just in time for my holiday crafting.
It felt like Christmas had come early !
There were many colors of glass paint, gilding medium, stencils, glass etching cream, and various paintbrushes
I made some Christmas candles from two old plain teacups, some Martha Stewart stencils, glass paint, and two candles from the dollar store.
I also made a goodie canister using the glass etching cream with the stencils. It looks very pretty in person but I had a hard time capturing the etching detail in my photo.
Now am going to show you how I made the teacup candles.
I had some teacups from the thrift shop that I thought would be pretty with some red accents.
I decided to stencil the cups and use some Martha Stewart glass paint in Pearl red.
I bought two candles at the dollar store to melt down in recycle into my teacup candles. Candle making supplies at the hobby store are expensive and this way I have the wick also. I pulled the wicks out of the candles to use later.
Then I melted the candles on the stove. Do you like my forest green stove?
I attached the wicks to some sticks so the would stay in the center of the cups while I poured in the melted wax.
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