Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mosaic candles-Updated!

Here they are finished. 

Here is how they look lit up :)

I thought I would have a preference to the orange one but I really like the blue one...

I was cleaning house and I found so many half full candles that the wick had burned out in... So I decided instead of throwing it away I would Recycle my candles. 
So I cut them out of the glasses they were in and have them waiting to be melted down. 

While at Michael's Craft Store getting the wicks for the candles I got the bright idea to do 
mosaic candle holders... So I bought the supplies to make mosaic votive candles. 

So I got some wick and wax to hold it in the candle holder. 

glue and mosaic pieces and the grouting

I had to hammer the mosaic pieces myself... 

Then I started gluing the pieces onto the candle holder. 
This is what I have so far. 

Next I will have to do the grouting, polishing and finishing. 

So I have finished the grouting. 
This is what it looks like right now. 

Next I have to let it dry about 15 minutes and then wipe the grout off of the tiles. 

So here it is once I wiped the grout off. I am excited to see what it will look like when dry! 
I probably wiped a little too much grout off but I still think it looks amazing... 

I will have one more picture to share once it is finished with a candle in it :)

I am going to do a second candle with the bluish and aqua colors. 
(I think I may like the look of the orange one better... )
I am really excited and think this is something I will continue doing....

I am just planning on melting the wax from my old candles in a pan on the stove. Then poring the way into the candles. I think I am also going to mix the colors... maybe stack the colors. 
I think it will be a lot of fun. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. 
I will post more pictures as I go. 

If these turn out good I may even do more of the gold and garnet color... 
and of course I will have to make a Miami mosaic candle for the house!!! Go Canes! 

This could be a good idea... Maybe make game day mosaic candles... 
Hmmm.... *rubs chin*


To sleep I go. Dentist appt to get a wisdom tooth pulled... While I might add my boyfriend will be jumping out of a plane... Grrr... But I am very nervous so it is time to go to sleep now. 

By the way, 
If anyone has any good ideas for candles... I am looking to use the existing candles I have so if you have any good ideas on how to spruce up old candles, let me know. 
Good night. 

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