Monthly Archives: February 2015

My project got into the Hometalk clip collection


I love Hometalk. You can ask questions, find great projects and share your craft there. Recently my orange shell candles have been featured in Hometalk newsletter.

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Join in and follow me on Hometalk. I would gladly follow you back and enjoy your craetive ideas.

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Пример работ. Статья написана мной на английском и на русском Handmade brown flower brooch


This is my DIY project for my Russian blogфом цветок коричневый

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Handmade brown flower brooch

Crafting things is a great pleasure. It’s so nice to hold in your hands a beauty and know you have crafted it from start to end. This is one of my most satisfying projects – handmade brown flower brooch.

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The brooch is made out of new material called Foamiran or Foam. It is a sort of rubber that possesses great measure of elasticity. It greatly resembles leather, but this material is much easier to work with. The flower is literally handcrafted, because when making flowers out of foam, you have to rub the materials in your fingers to warm it up. Once it gets warm, you stretch it and twist it with your hands to create flowery structure to the leaves.

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The bead used in the flower brooch center is also…

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Valentine day creative candle idea (mason jar project)


I just love making various decorative candles and candles sticks. Recently I have share a DIY project for the Valentine day – orange shell candles. Here is another easy and fun project for you.

mason jar candle DIY

mason jar candle DIY

This is another cute way of decorating a mason jar. This time I used polymer clay and decoupage. I have turned a jar into a little cute house with door and windows.

mason jar candle DIY

mason jar candle DIY

Using this technique you can decorate a mason jar in any style, including a romantic one suited for Valentine day.

mason jar candle DIY

mason jar candle DIY

Here is a quick DIY on this mason jar candle:

First I painted the jar with white paint, only I left some blank spaces for the door and windows. Then I decoupaged all the painted surface. Next, I moded polymer clay details and just pressed them against the jar. Finally, I have boiled the jar in a pot for 10 min in order to get my clay firm. You may use a different type of clay that does not require any boiling. Here you go. Pin away and follow me on Pinterest. I have tons of fun projects pinned there.

Easy Valentine day upcycling project: romantic candles out of orange skins


What to make something swell and romantic quick? This is just the thing! These candles look great, smell great and cost you just pennies.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

What you need for this Valentine day project:
Few oranges (desirably with thick skins)
Vegetable oil (any kind)
Any natural fabric (you may use an old shirt or gauze)
Little coil of nicely bending thin wire
Spices

Making candles out of orange skins – Valentine day craft
Cut the oranges in half and use a spoon to remove all the insides. All you need is just two halves of the orange skins. You may eat the oranges. Now cut a piece of wire inch long. Make a little loop on one end and stick the other end into the orange skin. Make sure not to pierce it right through, otherwise your candles will leak.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

This candle does not look nice on my pic, I did not manage to make a nicer photo, but they surely look when burning.
Cut your fabric into inch long and ¼ inch wide strips. Pour some vegetable oil into the orange skin candles, dip the fabric strips (your wicks) into this oil and adjust them on the wire loops inside the candles. Now you may use some spices, such as cloves, anise tree seeds or cinnamon to decorate your candles and add them aroma.

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

Valentine day craft DIY orange skin candles

I have also use few drops of orange aroma oil in my candles. You ready to fire up. These candles are easy to make, but they look fantastic on your Valentine day romantic table or in the bathroom. Feel free to like and share this project on Social media and join me on Pinterest for more craft ideas.