Thursday, January 26, 2012

DIY Teacup Candles

So I have been looking at a lot of blogs lately, and I have seen a lot of these DIY posts and all of these handmade things. So please allow me to jump on that bandwagon, because frankly, I like it. 

A little while ago, I went to tea with my cousins and sisters. Being the little Martha Stuart that she is, my cousin Karen gave each of us an adorable teacup candle, all in a different little teacup. I loved this idea, and they really are very easy to make. 

So basically all that this project entails is going to an antique shop and finding a tea and saucer set. (Trust me, antique shops almost always have an abundance collection of these) Or, some of you might have your own that you want to use. Then, you take some old candles, using whatever scent or color you like. Take a large pan and fill it with water, and simmer it over a medium to low heat. Take another pan and place it in the water. This is the pan that you are going to want to melt the old candle in. 

Take some wick, and secure it to a sustainer. Place it in the teacup, making sure it stretches above the rim. Once the wax is melted, pour it into the cup, right below the rim. It's that easy. They are super adorable, and they definitely catch people's eyes.

Here are a few examples:

I hope everyone enjoyed this! Let me know what you think of this idea. Thanks for reading. :)

-Sam and Ash

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We've Set Up Shop!

Now don't get too excited, as there is only a few items posted, but, we are officially open for business! There are currently 4 items for sale with more to come!

Don't worry about the blog...just because we have a shop doesn't mean we won't be keeping up with it! Thank you so much for everyone who has kept up in reading our blog and has supported us! We hope you enjoy the shop and that one of our items catches your eye.

The link to our shop:

ArtyandJo on Etsy

Oh and btw, just as a special for my blog readers, use the coupon code VINTAGE20 to receive 20% off your purchases. :)

Feel free to critique us as well! We need all the help we can get.

-Sam and Ash

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good News!

Hello Everyone!

I hope everybody had a great holiday season and is enjoying getting back to work. Ashley and I have decided to open up our very own etsy shop! So far, there aren't any items posted, as I still have to take pictures and upload them onto my computer. We are going to have a mish mosh of vintage clothing and household knick knacks. And who knows, maybe we will even attempt to hand make some never know!

The link to the shop is: ArtyandJo

But don't expect to see anything on there just yet! You will very soon though!

Thanks so much to all of our followers! :)

-Sammi and Ashley