Saturday, May 13, 2017

I hate my glue gun

    Once again the monster has burned me....Someday I hope to use the darn thing and not get burnt...It is so much handier than glue because it bonds faster and you can get the product done. This is my little enemy I want it to be more friendly to my fingers
I made this for the owner of the pool spa that I do my therapy at. Its for Mothers Day
WILL BE WORKING ON MORE IN DIFFERENT SIZES AND STYLES


Sunday, May 7, 2017

No swim for me in Fl. lakes

A 10-year-old girl in Orlando, Florida, pried open an alligator's mouth to free her leg after the animal clamped down on her left knee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said.
The girl was swimming Saturday afternoon in a designated swim area of Lake Mary Jane, in water that was about two feet deep and 10 feet from shore, when an 8-foot-9-inch-long alligator bit her.
She was able to pry open the gator's mouth and remove her leg but sustained several puncture wounds to the back of her knee and lower thigh, the state commission said.
She was treated by lifeguards, taken by family members to a children's hospital and has reportedly since been released.
Moss Park is flanked by two large lakes, Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane here gators sometimes appear, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
There were four other members of her party, standing approximately 30 feet from the shore when she was bitten, officials said.



More caution tape going up at Moss Park. A gator bit a 10 yr old girl who was swimming. Lake now closed til further notice.
The alligator was caught and removed from the lake by a trapper.
The lake is closed for swimming today and surrounded with yellow tape. The alligator was caught and removed by a trapper.
The Florida Wildlife Commission says on its website that some gators in the region can grow to be 14 feet long and weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

Mason Jar Candles



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Okay, I've been obsessed with these candles when I saw Caitlin's from DIY with Caitlin's live. I had to make them myself!
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First thing is to make your box for your mold. Choose what jar you'd like to make a mold of and measure out 1/2 and inch from each side.
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Next, cut and tape all the sides together. Make sure to use duct or packing tape for this part. Then hot glue the box to a base of cardboard. Make sure not to leave any holes open.
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Next, you'll hot glue the lid onto you jar. This step is important so none of the mold gets inside your jar. After that, you can hot glue your jar upside down to the base of the box.
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Here is the fun part! Mix together your silicone pack. I got mine off of Amazon for less than $30. Be sure to mix these two parts at the same time until they turn a shade of purple.
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On an angle, put the mixture into your box. Start pouring on an angle to avoid any air bubbles.
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After waiting about 6 hours for your mold to dry, begin peeling off your cardboard.
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Once all the cardboard is off, cut a zigzag into the mold to release the jar. It's SUPER important to cut a zigzag not straight down so your wax can't escape.
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Next, you'll want to tape your mold back together. I used duct tape for a strong hold and rubber bands to ensure the cut was totally back together seamlessly.

You can then insert your wick. I kept it stable by placing it between two skewers.
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You can then melt you wax in your double boiler. I used paraffin wax because it hold color and scent well. To dye my wax, I used a small piece of a crayon. **Follow the instructions on your wax for what temperature to add in your scent and color.
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Once my wax was melted and the color was evenly distributed, I took it off the burner and carefully poured it into the mold.
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After letting your wax completely cool remove the tape and pull out your candle. This was the most satisfying moment of the project by far! (:
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I am 100% totally IN LOVE with the way this came out. It looks amazing with my rustic-chic decor in my apartment. I've already received multiple request from my co-workers to make them one too! I think I've found my new hobby... 🤔

Materials I used for this project:

  • Cardboard   (Amazon Box)
  • Silicone Mold Kit   (Amazon)
  • Double Boiler   (Amazon)
  • Long Candle Wicks   (Amazon)
  • Paraffin Wax   (Michaels)
  • Crayons   (Target)
  • Exacto Knife   (Michaels)