I have been working on some Santa Makedo's this weekend. This is a tweaked version of one of my You are Special Patterns. I have made this one for several years now. I was able to purchase some red/white quilts, and I used the for the hats. I have put a freebie version at the bottom of the page in the download box.
Remember both Samantha and my giveaways are still going on. Just check out the post below this one for info on mine and Samanthas blog is: http://samanthasaccessories.blogspot.com/ She has a new pattern available, so please check it out.
I spent some time dipping candles this weekend. I used some candles I had purchased at the Dollar tree.
I melted my beeswax and colored it a nice colored brown. I used a pair of tongs to hold the wick to dip it. As the beeswax starts to harden up some, you just keep dipping and you will get a nice grubby looking candle. A tip, after you have dipped your candle in wax, immediately immerse in cold water and it will harden it. Continue dipping in wax and then cold water, until you have desired look for your candle
beeswax is starting to get mushy and you can see the small pieces of wax attaching to the candle, this will look really grubby and lumpy after it has been rolled in spices.
This is another smaller candle I made, these were rolled in spices after dipping. These look more prim. I like to print out a label with vintage Santas and tie around a couple of candles with some jute. These look great in an old bowl.