I made a candle holder this week. (It was one of the things in my post of ideas that I wanted to try). Thing is… see that picture up there? I am literally holding it together with my fingers. And here’s why: hot glue. Hot glue melts, people. Blah.
Hot glue also does not like to stick to glass candle holders. So, before I discovered (ummm, remembered) that hot glue will not stay solid when warmed, to fix the hotglue + glass = no-can-do problem, I wrapped white tissue paper around the candle holder (one layer) and hot glued the edges together, overlapping where they met – kind of making a tissue paper sleeve for my candle holder. Then I hot glued the twigs onto the tissue paper. The above picture is what it looked like on one side. Here is what it looked like on the other side:
I purposely left space there, because I thought it looked pretty.
The problem? Whenever the candle inside is lit for more than, oh, 3 minutes, the hot glue holding everything together gets soft, then melts, and then the tissue paper unwraps itself. Blah.
Anyone have any ideas on how to make it stay???
At least my second time making birdseed biscuits worked just as well as the first time! This time they are favors for my friend’s bridal shower, with orange, red, and brown ribbons.
It is Friday. And my world (or is it me?) is starting to relax a little. I hope you do, too.
Linking up with Jennifer this morning (click on her name to see some more bloggers’ art today!)