Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making beeswax lanterns

Fill a water balloon with water and dip it in melted beeswax. (melt your beeswax in a double boiler).
Dip the balloon several times making sure to flatten the bottom on the counter in-between dips.
We then painted the leaves with melted beeswax using a stick to put them on our lanterns. Then we dipped the lanterns two more times.

For mother's day C and I also made our mothers and grandmothers these lanterns. I found the idea on this website:
http://morningsunrae.blogspot.com/2009/11/beeswax-lantern-tutorial.html
It was a great tutorial and the only thing we changed was how to get the leaves on without using a glue gun or having the leaves stick together. We ended up using a stick to paint the leaves with melted beeswax to get them to stick. It worked pretty well.
Thanks Rae for posting such a great tutorial we had a great time making these and our mothers loved them. :)

8 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

aha!! we're on the same wavelength, we are planning to try this tomorrow morning.
and wow! how beautiful they are!!

softearthart said...

This is so cool, a great idea cheers Marie

The Mama said...

These are so cool - I can't wait to try this. Did you make them with your son? How old is he? I would like to try with my DD (she is 2.5) but not sure she is old enough...

momma rae said...

aw, thanks gal! so glad you enjoyed this. love to see the beeswax love floating through blogland! ;)

alessandra said...

wow! this looks really wonderful !
love the idea :)

Basheegirl said...

These are beautiful!

nocton4 said...

these are stunning, must add to my to do list x

luciana said...

Oh wow, those are neat! Thanks for the tutorial. It's now on my list of future projects.