Have you been on Pinterest and used a Pin yet? If you haven't, let me tell you, there's a whole world out there just waiting for you! If you are limited on time - DO NOT get involved with this!LOL. And if you do, don't come blaming me - I warned you!
One of the first things I found was a Pin for a wool throw. Having lots of felted wool (wool skirts that I felted just a bit too much for rug hooking) I needed a project to use up some of this wool.
I actually used 2 different projects from www.purlbee.com to create my own version. I cut my pieces to 6" x 7", as specified in http://www.purlbee.com/felted-wool-patchwork-throw/ and stitched them together by hand using the directions found here:http://www.purlbee.com/trip-around-the-wool-blanket/
The edges butt against each other - there is no overlap. I can't believe how quickly this has gone together. I have 10 rows with 7 rectangles in each row. All told my cost is right around $30.00, all wool from the thrift store and the DMC #5, ecru embroidery floss I used was from the thrift store too.
A great $$ saver tip I stumbled across was this one.....
Do you have candles like this - wax left in the bottom, but the wick will not burn anymore?
Does anyone use ice cube trays anymore? I had 3 in my kitchen storage area in the basement and have not used them. ( I don't like the "taste" of homemade icecubes, we buy bagged ice in this house) I would not suggest using these for making ice any longer, not after this project!
Place each candle on a candle warmer until the wax is melted completely
carefully pour into the ice cube tray.
Pop them out when cool and you now have wax tarts to use in your tart warmer.
Not only does this save $, but it also helped me clean out my cupboard!
Have fun on Pinterest and Have a Happy Thanksgiving.