Thought I’d make Piece of Caustic a little more bloggy by sharing some of the DIY projects I’ve done this week. I pressed flowers, made candles, and propagated plants! Complete with pics and links to directions.
After finishing my Lyric Wall a little earlier than expected, I decided to start some new crafts!
- Flower pressing for temporary floral tattoos!
I plucked flowers from my garden (and secretly from my violin teacher’s, haha) and tucked them into my Dad’s old Radiation Oncology textbooks. I did this because ever since I saw a tutorial on Temporary Tattoos from Real Dried Flowers I haven’t stopped mentally yelling. It’s just…exactly my aesthetic. I will definitely post the results of my “tattoo” once the flowers are ready!For the record: microwaving the flowers had some questionable results.
Live the Fancy Life has a rather simple, easy-to-follow tutorial for reusing your leftover candle wax to make a new one! I haven’t been burning a lot of candles this summer, but in anticipation of the cold months I layered wax from lemon, currant, and lavender-scented candles to fill this spectacular jar:
I still I need another layer to have a complete candle, but otherwise it’s looking good! Candle wicks bought at Michaels.
- Propagating Spider Plants!
I recently adopted two adorable ferns from my local grocery store so I decided to clone some friends for them.
Propagation is probably one of the most fascinating things about plants, in my opinion. Plants are hardcore.
Above on my window sill are my spider plants! Here is the tutorial I followed, which I appreciate because they called the cuttings “babies.”
And that’s what I did this week!
Bonus! I also made a goal to listen to new music this week, so this is what I’ve been investigatin’ and lovin’: