My Weight Loss Journey

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wax Bunnies, Dolls and Sugar Cake Ornies

I have been wanting to try wax dipping for about a year now but couldn't seem to get the nerve to try it. I know that sounds stupid, and now that I have tried dipping, I realize how stupid it was to wait so long to give it a whirl.

I made these bunnies out of warm and natural batting and then coffee stained them up. They were then ready for dippin.

After I dipped the bunnies, I let some of the wax drip off in the pan and then placed them on a piece of aluminum foil. I shaped them to sit the way I wanted them to and then let it dry.

I used paraffin wax for this project. I melted the wax in a double boiler I made using an old coffee can and it worked awesome.

Aren't they cute, they dried hard but they look soft.

This a the wax I used.

I really enjoyed making these and am planning on making many more for Easter. I also made some little chix that I'm going to wax dip next. The chix and bunnies will look adorable together. To make these bunnies I used a pattern from Sassafras Hill Primitives.

I also have been working on getting some dolls finished up, they are coming along nicely.

Here are some critters which are work in progress.

I really like the elephant and the pig!!!!!

bunny, bunny

The ingredients I used for the sugar cake ornie...very simple.

Seeing I was in the mood to try something new, I also ventured out and made this cool sugar cake ornie. I found this recipe on A Primitive Place click on the link and give it a try yourself....you'll love the results!!!!

I pressed the sugar into a mold.

let it sit for a few minutes.

then lifted the mold and....taaadaaa...it worked!!!!!

Love it!!!!

I plan on making many of these little cuties too :)

I let it dry on the counter overnight and to my surprise it was hard as a rock in the morning. These will look so nice sitting under a glass dome or under a shoo fly dome. And they are calorie free :) they are for looking at not eating!!!!! My kinda treat...NOT!!!!

Well, that's what I have been up to this week...I am still working on my give away...probably have the ready to offer up next week so again....stay tuned.

Have a great weekend everyone and God Bless all your new beginings...Rhonda

9 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE those bunnies!!! I just made a couple bunnies too but mine aren't waxed, I think the soft batting would be great for bunnies and cute chickies:)

PrimWyoGirl said...

Rhonda, your bunnies are adorable! Can't wait to see the Chicks too. Love the rest of your animals. I am going to have to check out that sugar cake recipe. Thanks! Jayne

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

you give me confidence to try this.
these bunnies are so stinking cute....I want some.

Janene said...

You are so brave and creative! It takes me forever to try new things.
I love love love those bunnies...Did you scent the wax?

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love your bunnies , but my favorite is the elephant, it is so cute.

upnorth said...

Erika would love the elephant! I'll have to tell her to check it out! Hope to see you soon? Love, Earl

Alyssa said...

Mama! Looks like your blog is ready for a makeover.. Start thinking about what you want! Can't wait to start sewing with you!
Love you!

the primitive country bug said...

Those bunnies are so sweet! Everything you're making is wonderful! I hope they sell well for you in your new booth.
Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe for the sugar cakes. I'm going to have to try it!
Hugs~ Birgit

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I have been on here before and I
thought I had signed on...Your
bunnies are soooo cute!
I checked out all the pictures of the mall, close up...I would love to go there, in the Summer, though!
Also, turning 50 was a lot of fun for me! Celebrate all you can when your birthday comes around!

Bear Hugs~Karen