The other day I was snooping around Instagram when I came across several pictures of ornaments made out of candle wax. The pyromaniac in me immediately said “that looks like fun!” So I grabbed the the materials that were in the foreground of the pictures & set about this fun little craft – which I decided to call Wax Impression Ornaments since everything on Instagram was in a foreign language.
I was hoping that Roger was too focused on his studying to notice what I was doing, but alas he caught me! I wasn’t sure what his response was going to be, but luckily he laughed & said he couldn’t keep his eye off of me for even one minute. It’s true, I do get into mischief a lot.
This is a great craft for any white or ivory candles that are broken or getting too low to be of any use or if you just have an extra one lying around. I love that I had all of the materials I needed to make these fun free pyromaniac Wax Impression Ornaments!
What you’ll need:
Candle Wax – I used a taper candle
Christmas Cookie Cutters
Twine, Ribbon, or String
First, place the cookie cutter on the newspaper & hold it down. You might also want to do it on a plate for easy clean up.
*Note: I first tried this with old books but unfortunately/fortunately the ink in books doesn’t rub off like newspaper ink.
Then light your candle & let the melted wax drip into your cookie cutter. While the wax is still hot make a whole at the top for the string. I made my Wax Impression Ornaments thicker by giving it 2-3 layers of wax.
Once completely cooled peel the Wax Impression Ornament away from the paper, remove the cookie cutter, add a loop of twine, & hang on your Christmas tree! Wasn’t that a fun & simple craft?
*Note: For a few of the ornaments I had to squeeze the top of the cookie cutter to pop the wax out.
I’d love to see your Wax Impression Ornaments! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired Christmas crafts with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful and you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
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