Ever since I saw Wabi (go here to see her wax ornament tutorial) make bees wax ornaments a few years ago, I have been dying to try to make some of our own.
When The SM became a bee keeper, I was thrilled beyond giddy! Save the wax for me!
Last year I bought a nativity cookie cutter set for another project. I haven't actually made cookies with it. Somehow, I can't bring myself to bite into and eat a little baby Jesus cookie. Anyone else find that weird? But!
It was perfect for making ornament molds. Okay, I did feel a tidge
So, hopefully I'll be forgiven for that. If anyone has some fantastic idea on how to hang these on my tree without poking a hole through their heads, by all means! I'm listening!
P.S. Can I just say, making ornaments out of fresh beeswax is beyond heavenly! It smells divine! Even now, I'm sitting here sniffing my ornaments! I had no idea beeswax could smell like this! I'm hooked. Sunk! I want to make more things out of this bees wax!
My only complaint with the cookie cutter set is that there are no shepherds. A sheep has to have a shepherd! There is only one wise man but we just poured wax into the wise man cookie cutter three times. No biggie. Personally, I adore the camel. The donkey kind of looks like a Scottie dog....?
This is our neighbor gift this year. Wrapped in a clear plastic bag. You make these labels to wrap around 'Treasures'. Kind of fitting, don't you think? I got the idea from this site. I just love it when other people share their talents and ideas with people like me who are a bit "challenged".
Merry CHRISTmas to all of you! As the day draws closer, I hope all of us can remember what the true Gift is and find ourselves turning our hearts and our minds towards that Gift. God bless us, everyone.