In the miniature group on Facebook that I'm in, it was a woman who
said that you could make candles in cut straws. I decided to try to make
them. I hope you understand my description. It's not that complicated,
but it can get pretty messy ...
Light some real candles. I had three of them but if you want to do a
lot of minicandles at the same time it's good to have more. Use a sheet
of paper or anything else you can throw away later (It gets very messy)
Cut the straws in different lengths depending on how long candles you
want to make.
2 Pour some stearic on the paper and hurry to set up the straws before it solidifies.
3 Cut thread that will be the wick.
4 Pour the stearic into the straws. Fill up all and wait a little while before putting in the thread.
Add the thread. I found that if you lay the end of the thread in
stearic and pinching the ends so the end gets hard, it will be easier to
put it down the straw, but you can test what works best for yourself.
Move the thread to the center the more the stearic hardens, and you get
them well positioned.
6 When the stearic has hardened, take them
away of the paper. Push out the candles from the straws. I used a tool
with a small ball at the tip. Then it would be easy to push out the
lights of straws.
I have made a table and a mirror that I put up in the hall.
I'll make candlesticks and some accessories that should be on the table also.
Another project I'm doing right now is Christmas decorations.
I´m printing christmas wrapping paper, labels, boxes, and other things that have to do with Christmas.
also have a Christmas Swap on our Facebook group right now. It went
really well with the first swap I organized, so now we have our second.
I have decided that I will have giveaways here on the blog for my new readers.
It's really nice that so many people follow me and my miniatures.
Please comment my posts more so I may know who you are =)
always have to get an outlet for my creativity and I LOVE Christmas
when you are able to do lots of lovely and special gift wrapping
solutions. One year I had wrapped a package to my little brother and put
on a light trail run by battery. So when I would put it under the tree
so I lit the same time and it was a nice decoration. But it's a bit sad
that when you spent so much time on the packaging itself as you open the
package after all then, and then you have to throw away all the
Today I´ve printed a lot of miniature Christmas paper, labels, Christmas cards, boxes, etc.
it'll be fun with my first Christmas in the miniature world. Then I can
make Christmas gifts thats not meant to be opened, and does not take
lot of space. =)
When my son was little and I would decorate his room, I found this
castle on the internet and absolutely fell in love with it! I was
looking where to buy it and found it. But it cost 6000 SEK so there was
no castle for me (my son). Instead I he got a bunk bed with a slide.
the castle is still in my head. It´s so nice! I still want one of those
in my son's room. I've been thinking of building one myself, but now
that I would decorate the doll house, I realized that I can build it in
miniature! I was so glad I could finally decorate with one of those even
if it is only in miniature =)
Mine is not done yet, Im going to
paint the steps so that the whole is white, then I put in floors and
pillows and a lamp inside =) But this is how it looks so far:
Now I´ve finally started with the interior design for my Lundbyhouse!
do fun! Here´s just the beginning, no room is finnished yet ofcourse,
but I just have to show you what I´ve done so far =) The flower in the
bedroomwindow is a beautiful flower that I got from Linda in the
miniature-swap. The room with the flyers will be a childrensroom =)
A while ago I bought a new dollhouse. I really just wanted to buy
some of the furniture, but it was cheaper to buy the whole house with
all the furniture in it. I photographed the furniture, but you can not
see the details very well.
I'll sell some of the furniture,
but I can use some of them myself. I have repaired one of the beds and
removed the pink bedspread on, so now it fits better in my other house.