|Posted on May 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM|
My May workshops are all booked and, once, they are done, I'm closing up for the summer. However, I suddenly discovered - drum roll, please! - candle making! A friend gave a candlemaking kit last Christmas and I never got around to doing anything with it. That is, until last weekend. It was raining and I was bored. My TV is on the blink (good job, too, as I had no idea how much time I wasted watching someone else's creations!! - more about that later. Having read my last book from the library, I decided why not try candle making.
Being the klutz I am, I was afraid I might set the house on fire but it turned out to be easier than I thought. So, of course, I made tons and gave quite a few away to family and friends to try out. And the response was so good that I've decided to flog them in MY SHOP.
NOW FOR SOME MARKETING!
What makes my candles so different, you ask? Well, for one, they are hand-poured, organic and fairly reasonable, cost-wise, (actually that's three reasons!). You can choose the container(s) you want - I plan on scouring the charity shops, flea markets and garage sales for unusual containers and will post these separately. As well you will be able to choose the scent. Right now only essential oils of lavender, cinnamon, and rosemary are available, but I'm working on adding essential oils of rose, chocolate, rosemary, and thyme. Once you have made your purchase, the candles will be hand-poured after you and then sent off to you in a pretty box.
Anyway, let me know what you think of my latest idea - this grannie needs to make some dollars. As well as the candles, I will also be flogging my vintage goods. Stay tuned ...