Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.





Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

This candle recipe is designed with the breathing and allergy sufferers in mind and has a great combination of four essential oils that all have a wonderful scent and (possible) health benefits. Breathing them in should help open up airways and helps relieve sinus pressure, so if we use them already to help with these things, why not make a candle scented with them as well to take it a little further in our household?

If you are missing one of these oils, you can just add a couple more drops of the others to make up the difference.

Unlike so many of my candles, this one is made with paraffin. If you prefer soy wax, give it a go! (I have not done so, but truly it should work). If you are interested in candle making, you may also like one of gthese DIY candle recipes: Homemade Vanilla Sugar Candle (oh so pretty!), Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle (I love this one! So simple to make!), Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle (if you like the smell of fresh brewed coffee, this candle is for you!), How to Make a Candy Corn Candle (a fun candle to make!), Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles (probably my favorite on the blog), Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles (simple, simple, simple!)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Materials:

• Glass Jar (4-8 ounce size)
• 15 drops Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 12 drops Rosemary Essential Oil,
• 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 10 drops Pure Lemon Essential Oil
• 1 Brick Paraffin Wax (preformulated)
• 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
• Wax Adhesive (if desired)
Double Boiler
• Thermometer

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Directions:

• Fill the bottom half of a double boiler to about one-third full and set the stove temperature to medium to high heat.
• Place the wax brick in the top half and let it melt. This type of paraffin wax is preformulated and will melt easily. You should not need to stir it more than once or twice until you are adding the oils. You do not want to overheat the wax, so keep a close watch on the water in the bottom pot and once it begins to boil, just turn your flame down to low heat. It should take about 10 minutes or so to melt.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Read the directions that came with the wax for tips on the heat setting, and place the thermometer into the wax so you can keep an eye on that (this said about 150 degrees.)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Attach the wick to the bottom of the glass jar so it is all ready to go when the wax is ready to pour. You have two options for this: Either use wax adhesive, which is sold in the craft store near the paraffin wax, or you can place a few drops of the hot wax from the pan into the bottom of your jar (seen in photo) and set the clip down in it, holding it in place for a few seconds to secure it on. (You can do the pencil trick to hold it in place, and readjust after you pour your wax mixture, or use a ruler and clothes pin as seen in the photo. Loop the wick around the pencil or ruler to hold it in place.)

• Once the wax has melted and is nice and clear in color, check the temperature with a thermometor to see if it is good, as per the directions listed on the package. It may need to cool a bit before adding the essential oils.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Add in your essential oils to the melted wax and stir.
• Pour the wax mixture into the jar, until it is approximately ¾ full. You will need more wax later to top off the candle, so reserve some (keep it from the heat, and just turn off the heat for now).
• Adjust your wick if it moved from center.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow your candle to cool for approximately 20 minutes or so, and using a sharp object poke a hole a few times in the wax, (I used the end of my thermometer), close to the wick itself, to remove the trapped air that gets in when you fill it.
• Reheat the reserved wax over medium heat and when it has reached the right temperature again, pour it over the holes in the top of the candle, filling them in and topping the rest of the candle off till the jar is full.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow the sinus candle to cool off for a few hours. The bottom center of the jar should feel cool to the touch when it is ready.
• Trim your wick to approximately ¼” in length.
• Light and enjoy!

Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!

• To print the Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle instructions, click here.

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.


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How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.





How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial

Knot pillows are trendy right now. Like really trendy. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot and only takes about an hour to make.

I love how this looks. I think it is a fun design. There are many types of diy pillow knot designs, including traditional celtic knot pillows, but this one is great because it is just plain simple to make.

You can customize this to whatever color you like that fits your decor. You can make it monochrome, or use two different tights colors (like shown) to add a bit of depth and interest (whoever would have thought tights + depth + interest would be used in a sentence together!?) The tights used in this tutorial are actually winter tights, so a bit heavier material. When you purchase your tights, look for a heavy weave as opposed to thin tights. You do not want your stuffing slipping out, and you do not want the knot pillow to be see through!

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Supplies:

• 2 pair Sweater Tights (kids size 12-14)
Polyester Stuffing
• Needle
Thread

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Instructions:

• Bunch your tights up so you can reach the toe easily.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Fill your tights with stuffing one leg at a time, from toe to top of the leg. Do not pack the tight leg with polyester stuffing so tightly that you cannot shift it around a bit, because you will need to manipulate it later when folding the knot. Do not stuff the waistband.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Tie the two pairs of tights together with a basic square knot. (Left over right and under, right over left and under.)

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Lay your stuffed tights out on a large table or the floor in a “t” shape.

• Fold the top piece down over the left piece.
• Fold the left piece over the bottom piece.
• Fold the top piece over the right piece.
• Fold the right piece inside the loop made by the top piece.
• Gently tighten your knot.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Repeat from the top, but this time, go clockwise rather than counter-clockwise:
• Fold the top piece down over the right piece.
• Fold the right piece over the bottom piece.
• Fold the top piece over the left piece.
• Fold the left piece inside the loop made by the top piece.
• Gently tighten your knot.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Spend some time adjusting your knot at this stage. More time was spent on this step than the all the rest of the steps because the positioning needed to be “just so”.

• If you have enough material left, you can go around a third time counterclockwise (optional, this tutorial only goes twice).
• Tuck the leftover ends where they fit naturally in the knot. The knot will hold together on its own, but you will want to sew the legs in place to prevent the knot from coming undone.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• Once the pillow is sewed together, you are finished! Give the pillow knot one final fluff and place it wherever you would like.

How to Make a Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial. You will not believe how simple it is to make this trendy pillow knot design. This knot pillow DIY version costs a whole lot less than a store bought pillow knot, and only takes about an hour to make.


• To print the Knot Pillow DIY Tutorial Instructions, click here.


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Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!





Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Ah, fairy gardens! They can be made with living plants including flowers, moss, etc, or with faux (fake) mini trees, animals, fairies, grass, etc. This spring fairy garden DIY tutorial uses manufactured plants and decorations (fake). You could place this spring fairy garden outside for decor, or use the spring fairy garden on a table as part of a centerpiece. This is highly individual, so you are only bound by your own imagination. Spring was spelled out in the white mini stones, but you could spell out Easter, or eliminate a word entirely.

Instead of using a broken pot, the base of a 12″ Terra Cotta Flower Pot was used.

While I linked to materials below, I strongly suggest you head over to your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s to see and feel what you plan on using in your spring fairy garden. Your local Dollar Tree or Big Lots is an excellent source for glass stones and even filling sands.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Supplies:

Terra Cotta Flower Pot Saucer, at least 12 inches wide
• Filler such as White Sand, White Mini Stones, or Gravel
• Assorted Glass Gems or Sstones
Mini Chenille Chicks
• Assorted Small Furniture Pieces (dinette set is ideal)
• Mini Eggs and Basket
• Pastel Colored Trees or Flowers – such as Bottle Brush Trees or maybe these Bottle Brush Trees
• Mini Greenery
• Assorted Wood Letter Tiles
Enamel Paint: Pastel Colors
Paint Brushes
Small Easel or Paper Plate

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Directions:

• Begin by applying a strip of paint in your choice of pastel color around the rim of the terra cotta saucer. If you wish you can color the entire saucer, however, once it is filled it may be hard to see the color, which is why this terra cotta saucer is just painted at the rim.
• Allow the paint to dry completely.

• Fill the terra cotta saucer approximately 2/3 of the way full with a filler such as white sand or white mini gravel.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• If you are looking to this tutorial as a guide for your miniature fairy garden accessories, place the pastel trees (bottle brush trees were used) along the back of the saucer. They are taller than the rest of the fairy garden items so you want them in the back so as not to obstruct any of the other fairy garden decor from view.
• Push down a bit so the trees remain upright.
• Place some small greenery pieces along the tree line to create shrubs.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Assemble the dinette set. This is set up to look as if the chicks are having a little party. Place a chick to each chair and arranged the dinette set with some mini eggs and grass on top of the table.
• Push into your filler a bit so they remain upright.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Take some wooden letter tiles or old Scrabble tiles and spell out a word of your choosing. This craft used “Spring”, but “Easter”, “Rebirth”, etc anything that is a has a springy connotation would work. Or, no tiles at all if you do not have them or care for them. If you are using tiles, arrange the tiles so the word(s) is spelled correctly and that the tiles are wedged into the filler allowing them to stand upright.
• Decorate around the tiles with some additional chicks, so it looks like they are hiding behind them or even assembling them.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Add in some additional features, such as a glass stone walkway or additional chicks (or bunnies).

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• All these spring fairy garden accessories were left unglued so children can play and interact with this spring fairy garden. If you wish for it to be more of a display piece, you can use hot glue to glue the pieces in place.


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