Friday, June 10, 2011

Recycled Grater

I've been waiting to do this for a long time. I just seemed so wrong to buy a new grater just to repurpose it. After all, isn't repurposing about giving new life to something old. Well the handle on our grater at home cracked the other day, I swear I had nothing to do with it, so out came the paint from my stash. Abracadabra, now you're an earring holder!

Incense Part 2

Since I had a lot of jars left over from making the Sugar Scrub last month, I used one for drying my incense. Let them drip/dry in the jar for a few days then flip them over to air dry. I was playing with paint and decided to paint a jar. Its not perfect and needs another coat but the writing and picture really pop, don't know if it shows in the picture. Since I still have 10 jars left I posted a couple of pictures of other ideas, I'm leaning towards using them for drinks on Canada Day.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Soaking Incense

Here's 100 sticks of unscented incense soaking in a fragrance/DPG solution. I folded some tin foil up into a tray or boat type thing thats the same length as the incense. Cut the string that holds the incense together (it comes in a bundle) and lay the incense in the tray. Pour the solution over the end of the incense you would typically burn and make sure it gets really wet. Let it soak for a day and remove the sticks to let dry for a week. I usually don't burn mine, its fragrant enough on its own- but you can burn it once its dry. For 100 sticks you need 30ml of fragrance and 60ml of DiPropelyne Glycol. I used 15ml each of Vanilla & Pear. When you take the sticks out, let the excess liquid drip back into the tray. There should be enough to do another 25 sticks.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mold Destash

I am selling off a few molds I've been hoarding. This one is a 3 cavity Milky Way Ladybug mold. I think its retired. I've used it a few times but it looks good as new. Its $5.00 for whoever wants it first. I think the soaps are about 3.5 oz each.