Beer bottle candles

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Here we go with part 2! I actually just saw this on Pinterest and the link lead to the etsy store.
I’m a stubborn individual though, so I was determined to figure this one out. The original candles were liking the entire bottom of the bottle and were scented, but I figured I could adapt it!
The hardest part of this was figuring out how to split the bottle. I was lucky enough to find a pin explaining how to do that and so we move on! If you need tips, check out last night’s blog.
Next up, on to my favorite thing, SUPERGLUE!! Make sure you have thoroughly cleaned the bottom and rim of the bottle so you get a nice clean surface to adhere to.
Et voila! For display purposes, and the fact my kids loved this, I used an electric tea light. I was still thrilled with how this turned out!
I hope you try this with your malt beverage of choice (Tony loves Bud Light so that’s what I have).
Happy crafting!
Original pin, to the etsy store anyway, is http://www.etsy.com/listing/104088793/scented-beer-bottle-candle-with-label-8

Coin Collecting

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I’ve always been one to collect foreign coins. I’ve kept them gathered in a little tin, in a drawer of my armoire. Fun to look at, but tucked away out of sight.
I saw this and another idea on Pinterest and fell in love with them both! I still may try the other, but my coin collection is not quite as extensive as I was thinking.
This requires a whole lot of super glue, so just like with the gemstone wine bottle, stock up!
The first thing I did to get started was create an outline on the frame back, so I wasn’t wasting coins by putting them where I would never see them. Then I tried to arrange my collection strategically. I didn’t want all of my old German pfennigs next to each other, or all of the pesos off to one side. I also had some prominent coins that I wanted easily visible. My favorite in the collection is a German pfennig from 1942 that has the Reich bird. It’s really cool!
I still have a bit more to add, but my glue supply ran low, hence the warning to stock up. I always chose a large frame, I’m thinking I should’ve started small…..
Live and learn right?!
Original pin goes to a blank page, so I will instead redirect you to my Pinterest board: crafty & decor
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