Monday, April 11, 2011

Coffee Pot Candle Warmer

I hate when my candles burn lopsided. My mom used to press the wax down, but would still end up with deep wells in her pillar candles. Shave off the excess candle wax, you can even use remnants of other old candles, and melt the leftover wax in a candle warmer.  Now I've seen candle warmers range in prices between $5 to $50 and although they can be beautiful, it is not necessary to spend that much. Instead simply find a heat resistant container (I like to use coffee cups or tomato paste cans), and put it where you would normally put your coffee urn! Make sure to turn it off when you aren't home though.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Picture frame "white board"

I hate spending $15 on a giant white glossy board that hangs on my wall and sticks out like a sore thumb. When i was little my sister and I would draw pictures and write notes on out floor length mirror. I wanted something that would look nice with the rest of the pictures on my wall but i wanted to incorporate my own flare into it and really make it my own. This whole thing cost me less than $2 to make!
What you need:
  • Picture frame (with glass, not plastic)
  • Decorative paper, cardstock, old news paper (really anything that a marker will show up against)
  • Scissors
    Straight edge
  • Pencil
  • Dry erase markers
Its so simple, all you have to do is line up your paper how you want it,  and cut it the size of the picture frame. I like to use the glass from my picture frame as a stencil. 

 Final Product: