Designs From Penny Logo

For all your arts and craft supplies, books and much more please visit our Friends and Affiliates below.

Up to 80% off art and craft supplies! MisterArt.com: The world's largest online discount art & craft supply store! Whether you’re a professional artist, a hobbyist, or a student, you’ll find a huge selection of high quality, name-brand art supplies and craft supplies.

Crafts & Supplies at joann.com! Joann.com is first in Fabric and the Best Craft Choices! Inspiration is everywhere you look with their wide variety of fabrics and art supplies. Jo-Ann’s is truly the place where America’s sewers and crafters shop, discover and learn!

What's New at CreateForLess CreateForLess is committed to providing customers with the best selection, everyday low prices and an exceptional on-line shopping experience. You’ll find special departments for Clay & Modeling, Doll Making, Felting, Painting, Quilting, Scrapbooking, Kids Crafts, Purse Making, Candle Making and many, many more!

Christmas Wax Pine Cones

Another great recycle leftovers to beautiful Christmas Decorations idea. See how you can turn those old half burned down candles and pine cones from the yard into a holiday scented accent with these Christmas Wax Pine Cones!

 

Making Wax Pine Cones for ChristmasTurning Pine Cones into Holiday Scented Beauties

What do you do with those half burned candles that you don’t want to light anymore? Don’t throw them out! The wax can be melted and drizzled over pines cones. It’s a great way to use that valuable wax and create a unique accent or add to an arrangement. The best part of this project is the scent of the candlewax lingers for a very long time!

Here’s how to Coat the Pine Cones with Wax:

Chop up the wax from left over candles removing the wicks or other decorations on them (you want only the wax). If you have more than one candle to recycle, keep them separated by scent and color. Place the wax in a pot and melt on very low heat. Keep an eye on it because it does not take long to melt.

I used a couple of methods of coating the pine cones.

First Method: I used a spoon to drizzle the wax over the pine cone and let it drip down as it hardens. This creates sort of a snow covered tree look.

Second Method: I also used a pair of tongs to hold the bottom side of the pine cone and dip it into the wax. This method puts a thicker coating of wax on the pine cone.

Making Wax Coated Pine Cones for ChristmasI mentioned earlier about keeping the wax separated by scent and color but if you want to combine scents or use what you have to create different colors have at it! Play and experiment!

Ideas for Using Your Wax Coated Pine Cones

This is a great Christmas project but it’s great for all year long too. I used the Holly Berry and Pine Tree Scents for the pines cones in Christmas arrangements and scents like Clean Linen and Gardenia for all year long.

I made a couple of arrangements using the pine cones exclusively and set around the house to spread the wonderful aroma. In the dining room I put the wax pine cones in an antique blue willow bowl and set out on the table.

In the living room, near the fireplace, the wax pine cones rest in a basket for a cozy look. Just don’t put them too close to the fire.

You know these would make beautiful ornaments too. Just weave a ribbon through the top of the pine cone and leave a loop for the Christma Tree branch.

They will make a great addition in a bathroom tucked inside a basket with a few flowers or baby’s breath. It’s wonderful to walk into a bathroom and breath in fresh air!

Unfortunately, the one thing I cannot share with you is how wonderful these wax pine cones smell. I wish I could create a sniff and smell web page to share that with you but technology hasn’t reached that point yet! But stayed tuned!

(Just a side note to the above paragraph: Now it’s August and the linen closet where I stored these wax pines cones (with my other delicate Christmas decorations) smells wonderful!

I hope you try this out! Until next time, take care and keep in touch!
Penny

 

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Fleur de lis Stencils Book in Print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

_____________________

Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Oriental Stencils book in print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

______________________

Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Antique Door Hardware Book in Print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

______________________

Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Princess Book in Print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

______________________

Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Zoo Babies Book in Print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

______________________

Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
Price: $9.95

Add to Cart

 

To get the Secret Garden Book in Print for just $19.95 click here: Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.