Friday, October 12, 2007

Beeswax Ornament

Once the ornament is hardened adequately, check them for flaws and remove any tiny bits of wax that you don't like. The surface should be shiny and beautiful, but if it's somewhat dull, shine it with a clean pantyhose (which works like sandpaper). Sometimes I add a little touch of vegetable oil as well, although generally this step isn't necessary.

Clean out the hole at the top and add a ribbon hanger.

I prefer the 'plain and simple' ornament, allowing the beeswax and the design to give their beauty. But, it's possible to make other small changes as well. Sometimes I add dried flowers like lavender to the melted wax. At other times I've rubbed antiquing over the ornament and have tried painting the raised parts to accentuate the design.

The most important part of all is to HAVE FUN and enjoy the process!

Happy Crafting!

20 comments:

  1. Ashley6:13 PM

    Wow! That is very pretty. My mom has a few of the Pampered Chef heart molds. I think I will try making some of those ornaments. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Ohh it has been years since we made these. Yours are beautiful xoxoxo Clarice

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  3. OOhh that's so lovely!

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  4. I LOVE THEM!! I can picture them hanging on my Christmas tree. I think I might have to make these. Now if I only knew where to buy beeswax...

    Love,
    Julie

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  5. What a great project!! I am off on a mad hunt today to find some molds... thanks for the tutorial!! This will be fun!!

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  6. Wow...those are beautiful! I've never seen beeswax ornaments...something I would like to try. Thanks for the 'explicit' instructions...I'll be back to copy them out.

    PS Great blog...I followed the trail from Lovella's!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the smell of bees wax! I love your ornaments!

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  8. Your beeswax ornaments are lovely! I really like the simplicity of them and would never have thought of using baking molds. Thanks for sharing the process! ~ Lynda ♥

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  9. This is a very inticing tutorial. I'll have to see where I could find some beeswax. I love the smell of beeswax. You did a beautiful job.
    Thank you for the ideas.

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  10. This tutorial was so interesting! I have never seen ornaments like this. Can you scent them? They are beautiful.

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  11. Wow...these are so impressive...just love them...you have way to much talent for one person...
    Deby

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  12. You never cease to amaze me!! I don't think there is a craft you can't/don't do!! They are just BEAUTIFUL!! Gwen

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  13. Hello! I love the symbol of the heart. The ornament would make lovely table decorations! I would use them as favors by each place setting! Cindi

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  14. Excellent use of your chilly day! I've also used chocolate molds (3D) to make beeswax candles.

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  15. I enjoyed and loved everything about your beeswax ornament making post! Delightful!
    Claudia O.

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  16. This is a great crafting idea with such beautiful results! After seeing your step-by-step tutorial, I think it's something even I could do! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Just checking out the options here for the craft giveaway...these are quite beautiful, and maybe even something I could try...I will let you know if I decide to make them, I am sure I will need lots of help for them to turn out this beautifully!

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  18. Anonymous12:05 PM

    The cool weather today made me feel "crafty." I have made beeswax ornaments with my molds, but I have been looking for a "how to" for sometime. I am so happy to find your blog! My molds are oiled, and my beeswax is warming. I hope my ornaments turn out as beautifully as yours. The straw suggestion is terrific! Thank you!

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  19. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Where did you find that beautiful cookie mold? Is it a Brown Bag Mold?

    thank you.

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  20. Most of the cookie molds are from Pampered Chef. They used to promote a new one each year, so I tried to remember to order the new ones as they came along.

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