Learn how to make a tallow candle with kitchen waste and a DIY wick made from natural materials! Tallow candles are great as emergency candles and for the holiday season.
Tallow candles have a long history. They were the most widely used candles since ancient times before paraffin and stearin were discovered in the Victorian era. Tallow candles were a cheaper alternative to expensive beeswax candles.
While tallow candles could already be bought at shops in the Middle Ages, tallow candles were often made at home: Because tallow and other animal fats were readily available in households. As wick they either used cotton string or dried rushes. Read on to find out how to make a molded or dipped tallow candle with a DIY cotton or rush wick. Continue reading How To Make Tallow Candles→
Natural Christmas ornaments are beautiful, easy to make and practically free! Make nature-inspired Christmas decorations with pine cones, rose hips, acorns, walnuts and oranges.
Make DIY natural Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! These homemade natural Christmas decorations are eco-friendly, cheap, easy and fun to make. You can gather most of the materials for the natural Christmas tree ornaments in the nature. So there’s no need to run to the store – especially now in times of the coronavirus. You can find the materials for the Christmas ornaments made from natural materials in your garden, the woods or parks. Continue reading 20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments→
Make a cute little bottle brush Christmas tree with cotton yarn from scratch!
Little bottle brush Christmas trees are everywhere right now. But instead of buying one, you can simply make your own DIY bottle brush Christmas tree with natural materials you already have at home! All you need for this DIY bottle brush tree is cotton yarn in green or white, a piece of wire and a wood slice. Continue reading How To Make A Bottle Brush Christmas Tree – From Scratch!→
A simple tin can upcycle idea: Turn tin cans into beautiful tin star ornaments.
When you buy your next tin can, these metal Christmas ornaments come free with it! Making tin stars is an easy tin can craft project that is completely free. And these metal Christmas tree ornaments are actually easier and faster to make than you’d probably think. However, you have to be careful when cutting out the tin stars because tin cans are really sharp! Continue reading How To Make Tin Star Ornaments From Tin Cans→
Snow-covered pine cones are easy and cheap to make at home. All you need for these snow pine cones are white acrylic paint and pine cones. DIY snow covered pine cones look great as natural Christmas tree ornaments!
Three years ago, I’ve already made eco-friendly snow-covered pine cones with salt and DIY wheatpaste. I love how they turned out but these snow-covered pine cones are even easier and quicker to make than the eco-friendly version! It takes just one or two minutes to paint one pine cone. Continue reading How To Make Snow Covered Pine Cones→