Good afternoon prim friends! If you've been following me this past year then you know that I have an addiction with wax. I just can't help it! It's so messy and so much fun to take something and transform it into a new look. It honestly reminds me of back in the day when I would play in the mud and make mud pies, lol. I think that's why I love it so.
Anyway, I could hardly wait to get the kids dropped off at school this morning so I could get home and wax some plastic icicle ornaments I bought after Christmas this past year. They come in a box of 24 with a gold string. I cut off the gold string and dipped them in the wax. You can see the before pile in this picture, then the after with a wax dip and rolled in cinnamon.
If you want details on my waxing process, you can visit a past post I did here on grunging candles. So after they are dipped in wax, rolled in cinnamon... I dip them in wax one more time and then give them a little cinnamon rub to look like this...
To keep the hanging hole clear of wax, I use this antique ice pick that I got from my great-uncle and aunt's home in Morton, IL. You know it's old when the phone number is only 5 digits! Around here, we have to use the area code even when we are calling someone down the street, the 10 digit number. Funny how times change, huh?
Now is where I need your advice...
If you were to buy some icicles, how many would you want in a bundle? 3, 5, 6, or 7?
And then, what would you want your hanger to look like?
Do you like the red baker's twine?
Or maybe the brown baker's twine?
How about just plain twine?
Or maybe even red and green homespun?
I know we all have opinions, it's just that some of us are more vocal with them than others, lol. But I would really love to have your honest opinion on what you think.
I like for my wax to cure for a few days, even up to a week. I love the patina after a waxed piece has set up. It's always a rich, beautiful deep brown color. I'll be adding them to my Etsy next week.
Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts. I trust you and treasure your advice which is why this post is here. =]
Thanks truly dear friends. Wishing you a grand weekend ahead~