Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pinterest Projects

We've all got those "pins" don't we?  You know, those ones that we pin and say - I'm going to try that.  This week, I've had a little more off time from running people to and fro.  Perfect time to try a couple of my pins. 

Pin #1
From The Primitive Pantry directions on how to make grubby candles with rusty wire hangers.

Above, my finished candles and below are the before photos. 

The directions for this candle grubby technique is WAY easier than using Modge Podge.  

Pin #2
Dipping bulbs in silicone - tried this once before and wasn't happy with how they turned out.  These directions are from Oodledadoodle Primitives.  Sue suggests adding mineral spirits to thin the silicone.  I also added burnt umber oil artist paint for a slight color.  
They still don't look like store bought ones, nor did I get them to end up looking like Sue's. I will use them in my lights - they aren't horrible!   I tried to get a picture of Shadow on the table batting at the bulbs while they were drying.  He is such a helper.
Do you have any projects I should pin?


  1. Your candles came out really good!

    I think I will leave the swirling of the silicone to the professionals. LOL! Your's look pretty good. Mine would be a MESS!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  2. Ann, wonderful job on candles & bulbs~ they are pretty~
    So Shadow was too fast for you~ giggles~ bet he was having a blast ~ picturing him~
    have a wonderful Flag Day~

  3. I've been wanting to do the silicone bulbs but every time I go to buy the stuff to do it I change my mind.Seems so much easier to buy would like to do some strands for the christmas tree though they are so expensive.Yours look fine.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Love your candles Ann. Those silicone bulbs look pretty good too.

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

  5. Long time ago Char shared both tutorials and I made them. Yours looks so pretty. I'm agree with Amy they are so expensive, I would some strands for Christmas trees too.

  6. You "me" crafts turned out so well!! The gruby candles look perfect. They are so fun to make too:) Now the silicon bulbs are something I would be afraid to try. I may be a little behind but I have never seen them before and I think yours look great. I like the colors that they are. What do you do with them now? I am glad you took the time to get some of your "pins" done. Good job. -Steph-

  7. Great candles and bulbs, Ann! You're courageous....They don't let me play with hot wax here....and I don't think I would even let MYSELF play with silicone.... Unfortunately, there may come a day since they are getting harder and harder to find around here in the wattages I need. You did a bang-up job!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. I've got about a 50% success rate with things I've tried off of Pinterest so far....I just make sure it doesn't cost much or take much time so I can't be too upset when it doesn't turn out :)

    Your candles look great to me!


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