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DIY Beeswax Candles in Beakers

For a long time I’ve had a soft spot for industrial and science decor. So of course I do things like browse the American Science and Surplus site. When I saw these beakers I realized they’d be perfect for candles, and whipped up a batch with beeswax left over from making a waxed canvas bag. […]

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DIY Waxed Canvas Tote Bag Tutorial (Part 2)

In part 1 of this tutorial, I showed you how to sew a simple canvas tote bag. Today I’ll provide instructions for how to waterproof the canvas by waxing it with a mixture of beeswax and paraffin. Until I experimented with this bag, I had never waxed canvas, or any fabric. But it turns out […]

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