82/365 - “Create a new kind of utensil. Functional or not, document it in use.”

I must say I am pretty proud of myself for thinking this one up!  The idea came to me when I was at the dollar store trying to get ideas. Now I have something to hold all of my hair accessories :)
Supplies: (Dollar Store)
1 Hair Pick
1 glass candle holder (empty)
1 pack of tea-lights (for wax.. the cheaper the better) I wanted mine to be the same tint as the glass so I picked blue
How to
First take the tea-lights out of the tin holders and pulled the wick out of the bottom’s
To melt the wax, use a small pan and put about a 1/2 cup of water in it (just enough to simmer)
Put as much of the wax into the glass jar and place it in the pan. Just let it simmer and add the rest of the wax as it melts.
Once the wax melts enough to where you think it will hold the comb in place remove it from heat carefully. :) 
Now you want to put the comb into the jar so the wax can hold it in place.  I used cotton balls to balance the comb to the center and it worked great. To set he wax quicker, let it hang out in the fridge for about an hour
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-January 13, 2011

82/365 - “Create a new kind of utensil. Functional or not, document it in use.”

I must say I am pretty proud of myself for thinking this one up!  The idea came to me when I was at the dollar store trying to get ideas. Now I have something to hold all of my hair accessories :)

Supplies: (Dollar Store)

  • 1 Hair Pick
  • 1 glass candle holder (empty)
  • 1 pack of tea-lights (for wax.. the cheaper the better) I wanted mine to be the same tint as the glass so I picked blue

How to

  • First take the tea-lights out of the tin holders and pulled the wick out of the bottom’s
  • To melt the wax, use a small pan and put about a 1/2 cup of water in it (just enough to simmer)
  • Put as much of the wax into the glass jar and place it in the pan. Just let it simmer and add the rest of the wax as it melts.
  • Once the wax melts enough to where you think it will hold the comb in place remove it from heat carefully. :) 
  • Now you want to put the comb into the jar so the wax can hold it in place.  I used cotton balls to balance the comb to the center and it worked great. To set he wax quicker, let it hang out in the fridge for about an hour

<3

    -January 13, 2011