Nailed it.

Once upon a time, I fancied myself quite the crafter.

GotC-bacon

I literally couldn’t find any examples of my crafts that didn’t involve bacon.

I even got two of my closest friends on board for an annual Kristmas Krafty Korner. Or at least that’s what we called it until we realized we were holding yearly KKK meetings.

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That’s the house where we gather to burn the books!

This year, I thought I’d combine my crafting and planet-saving endeavors to make soy wax candles out of recycled wine bottles.

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I mean how hard could it be?

I’d seen this amazing glass-cutting trick involving yarn, nail polish remover, and fire, which I think we can all agree sounds like a good time. My mom, Babs, and I diligently emptied wine bottle after wine bottle all week, until we had enough to get going.

We wrapped those bottles in nail polish remover-covered yarn, lit them on fire, and…

Nothing.

I checked the YouTube videos again. And again. We tried a different nail polish remover. A different yarn. Heck, we even tried 90 proof booze. Nothing was burning through these babies. Finally, I sucked it up and bought a glass cutter from Michael’s, which looked like a cross between a guillotine and a giant protractor.

And that was great. Except for the part where that didn’t work either.

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A cruise ship bathroom door makes cuts better than this. (If you didn’t get that, I insist you drop everything and read this post.)

Here’s where you probably think I gave up. But nay! Babs had mason jars.

And at last:

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Any other holiday miracles happening out there?

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15 responses to “Nailed it.

  1. Ahahaha…your arts and crafts are amazeballs.

  2. Fortunately I didn’t need Depends, but I’m glad we have tissues by the desk! HAHAHA. Those candles. I couldn’t even imagined they’d look that….creative.

  3. Fun read! Thanks! You are certainly going to make some lucky person’s Christmas a little brighter.

  4. You were so ahead of 2016 with your group, the KKK. Prescient!

  5. You and Babs should have your own show on the DIY channel. Your wine/mason soy candles are da diggidy-bomb and anyone would be proud to receive them as gifts! Although you can just send me a couple of the full wine bottles instead and save all that genius for your truly special friends.

  6. I’m not sure that this yarn + nail polish remover + fire trick would even work on plastic bottles.

  7. Yeah, you and Babs need to do a regular show.
    Merry Christmas to my favorite, bacon-ornament-maker!!

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