Friday, 28 November 2008

Teacher presents

Another quick one - our connection is still horribly flaky, and our ISP and BT are busy passing the buck between them. Neither has yet sorted it, and rarely have I felt so powerless. Grrrr. (I wrote this 2 hours ago. It's taken that long for the %&^$£* connection to come back up).

Today we made a start on teacher presents, courtesy of Lina's lovely candle tutorial. I nearly burned my fingers off with the hair drier (and it overheated and cut out at one point) so how glad am I that I don't have a heat gun to hurt myself with?


I'll need to warn them about the tissue paper before they burn them into a small inferno, but my experience of pillar candles is that the outsides don't tend to burn anyway so hopefully they'll be OK!

21 comments:

  1. They are lovely! I've never had a pillar candle that's burned on the outside either - the outer bit just holds the pool of the melted wax, doesn't it?

    So sorry to hear about the ongoing connection problems :-( You must be heartily sick of it by now.

    x

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  2. What a beautiful gift for the teachers..and gorgeous designs! esp love that reindeer :D

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  3. Hmmmmm... methinks someone has been hiding a clever artist at their house.....

    If you are at all worried about the potential for wildfire breaking out you could include a note explaining that once the first 2/3 of inch of candle burns down then a tealight should fit nicely into the well at the top. Voila! Contained, life-limited flame!

    This is what we do with painted candles at class:-)

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  4. hang on - did trashy just give some sensible grown up advice, or was I dreaming?

    Loving the candles, I'm off to have a nose at that tute...but if it involves heat then I am probably not the lady for it...I think I could start a fire with a hairdryer...

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  5. What a fabulous idea... and gorgeous drawings! What lucky teachers... when I was teaching all I ever got was chocolates and bath smellies... not that I minded of course!

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  6. They look gorgeous! I might have to have a go at those with the little Lockets although I have to agree with Katy - Trashy giving grown up advice? Bizarre!!!

    Locket xxx

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  7. How lovely to be able to give presents that they have made themselves - it will make it extra special. Lucky teachers.

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  8. What a fabulous and fitting idea. Good for grandparents too. x

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  9. Cute Candles -- what a great gift idea! Hope your internet gets sorted out soon -- just tell your ISP and BT "Don't make me sic my blogging buddies on you!" ;-)

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  10. Great candles, great idea for the teachers.

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  11. Hope your connection gets sorted soon - love the candles - what a fab idea!

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  12. What cute and original presents for teachers!

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  13. Great candles! The teachers are going to love them!

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  14. Ooooh pretty - we did some for ours too!

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  15. Wow, those are fancy-schmancy! Me, I just find an old juice glass, install a wick, melt a bit of beeswax, pour it in and call it good. But then you probably know what an underachiever I am by now. >;-D

    (Hope your internet connection is behaving!)

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  16. What a lovely idea! I love the pictures and I'm sure those teachers will be delighted :-)

    Did aliens just visit and swap Trashy for an alien looky-likey? Ha - you aliens - your plan to take over the world with your sensible candle tips has been rumbled!!!

    xxx

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  17. Darn, I had completely forgotten about teacher's gifts....

    I bet they will love those candles.

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  18. OOh I left a comment here before but it must have been eaten! These turned out great - love that they are so personal (oh and I never thought of the potential fire hazard - oops!)

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  19. thanks so much, those would be great for our kinder teachers!

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  20. These are so lovel. I'm sure the teachers will be delighted. A much nicer gift than the usual M&S soap set.

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