My Craft Table

This Thursday on my craft table I am exploring all the ways to use honey and bees in crafts. September is national honey month. So here some suggestions to make this month sweet like honey :

Candles ( Honey / Beeswax)

Beeswax Candles Ingredients

  1. 1 lb pure  beeswax. (or you can buy pellets)
  2. 1/2 cup coconut oil.
  3. 3 half-pint canning jars.(or any small containers)
  4. 60 ply cotton braided wick #4 cut into 6 inch pieces.
  5. A metal pitcher (or an empty coffee can)
  6. pot large enough to fit your pitcher to use as a double boiler.
  7. bamboo skewers.

Roughly chop the beeswax into large piece and add cocnut oil place in a container placed in water bath (double bioler) on the stove. Melt wax on med . heat. While the wax and oil are melting, center your wicks in the 4 oz mason jars by wrapping it around a bamboo skewer.

If you are making scented candles, pull the wax from the pot and mix in your oils of choice once it is completely melted (about 30-45 minutes). Approximately 25-100 drops/oz depending on how potent your oil is.

Carefully pour the wax mixture into the candles and set aside to cool 45-60 minutes before lighting.

Bees wax hand dippedded candles

Bath and Beauty products:

Soap : made with melt and pour base.

Honey melt and pour base soap. ( I bought mine from Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/Honey-Pound-Melt-Earths-Secrets/dp/B014Z1WWGO/ref=asc_df_B014Z1WWGO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=194013412954&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvra

Large pyrex mixing cup

91% Isopropyl Alcohol, in a spray bottle

Soap mold

  • Slice the Honey soap base into small cubes and place into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Melt in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well after each session, to ensure that the soap is completely melted.
  • Pour the melted soap into the mold and spritz with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles.
  • Allow the soaps to sit undisturbed until completely firm (approximately 60-90 minutes depending on temperature and humidity) before unmolding.

Honey Dust ( NCIS fame) recipe :

Silky Edible Double Honey Dust

1 Cup corn starch

2 Tablespoons  Honey Powderhttps://www.amazon.com/Red-Bunny-Farms-Powder-2Lb-Deydrated-Powdered/dp/B00BVUBMGY/ref=asc_df_B00BVUBMGY/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343268655086&hvpos=

1 Tablespoon vanilla Powder or a few drops real vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon honey

Here’s how to prepare the above recipes.  Simply put all ingredients in a food processor and mix together until well blended and there are no clumps, about 30 seconds.

Paper crafts : Bee’s

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