Mother's Day projectApril 22nd, 2010 in member junk
I've had this teacup and saucer for a while- they're also from the auction. They're very pretty, and it says on the bottom they were made in occupied Japan. They're kinda chipped and cracked though.
I'd been wanting to try making candles for a while- rather than buy an expensive candle making kit, i decided to just try it myself and see what happened. Using a blue candle from Dollar Tree, I removed the wick (its easy w/ cheap candles) and then I put the candle in a pot on the stove to melt it down. My boyfriend thought I was making lunch until he noticed the liquid was dark blue!
The trickiest part was getting the wick to stay in place while I poured the layers of wax. It didn't turn out perfect, but its OK for a first try. Plus, my mom will appreciate that it's hand-made. I am going to bundle it in the vintage blue scarf, and then tie it with the green ribbon.
I am also going to give her a jar (auction find) that's filled with 5 pounds of M&M's. (Easter candy was 75% off at the drug store).
She asked me not to spend any $$$$$$, and although I did spend a couple bucks for the candle and the candy, most of the stuff was free. I am also going to give her some fresh-cut flowers if I can find some pretty, wild (aka free) ones.
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