Last Friday I went to the Legacy Craft Thrift Store. It was their once a month 50% off sale where nearly all of the store is half off. I found four of these ornament molds for 25¢ each. (sale price 12.5¢ each) I was planning to give edible gifts to the children's teachers but when I saw these molds I decided to give some handmade ornaments as well.
I melted some of my (thrifted) beeswax into a special pot designed for candle making (also thrifted). You can see the melting process here. The children chopped up the beeswax block and placed it in the pot. I poured the hot beeswax into the molds.
I have never used molds like this and discovered that as soon as they are cool the ornaments should be removed. When I waited too long a couple wings broke, which was sort of okay since I just placed them back in the pot to melt again.
After they were removed I placed a darning needle under a flame and poked a hole through the top of each ornament. I used some vintage tinsel thread to hang the ornaments on the tree.
I added some German Glass Glitter to one mold set. The children didn't like it as much but I thought it added a nice twist. They were relatively easy to make and the children really look forward to giving the ornaments to their teachers this week for Christmas gifts.
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