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The Art Of Printing With Wax Paper

This is such a cool idea for doing those kitchen decoration bits to make it your own

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Did You Know – 06/02/2014

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1.If you Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

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2. You can Use bread tags to label power cords.

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3.If You Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

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4. That WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

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5. When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where
you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks
(which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

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6. Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)

 

 

 

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7.  How to test if an egg is ok to use

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Water Balloon Luminaries

Water Balloon Luminaries
A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries.

You Will Need:
High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)
Party Balloons
Double Boiler
Cookie Sheet

1. Fill a balloon with tepid water.

2. Melt your wax. Optimum working temperature for this project is 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to maintain this temperature for your wax while working by keeping it on a double boiler.

3. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax to just below the water level in the balloon. Warning: Do not dip the balloon into the wax past the water level. This could cause the balloon to pop.

4. Hold the balloon in the wax for a few seconds, and then slowly lift it out of the wax. Dip the balloon a few more times, allowing some time between dips to let the wax cool.

5. While it is still quite warm, carefully set the balloon down onto a piece of paper or a cookie sheet, making sure it is level. This will create a flat bottom for the luminary.

6. Dip your balloon a few more times until it is the desired thickness. A good target thickness is 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.

7. Set the balloon on the paper or cookie sheet again and let it cool.

8. When the wax is completely cooled, hold the balloon over a sink or bucket, facing away from you. Carefully pop the balloon with a skewer or knife and let the water drain out. Throw away the balloon shards.

9. To level the top of the luminary, heat a cookie sheet on the stove and place the luminary top-down onto the hot sheet and carefully melt the edges until it is level.

10. Place a tea light or votive inside the luminary and burn on a candle holder in a dark area.

Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye.

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