The recipe is: 1 cup of bee wax
1/4 cup of pine resin
2 tablespoons Jojoba oil
Melt in mason jar in a pan full of water- like a double boiler.
Apply with brush, (good luck with that!) bake in oven at 350 degrees for five minutes.
Remove, hang to dry.
More surprising and difficult than it sounds , The you tube videos make it look Pinterest perfect.
It is not. It is a mess.
This is what I did learn.
First and very important- use thin fabric! I used an old tea towel- wrong!
Also know that the mixture will change the color of what you choose to use. Below is the before and after color change. Maybe I heated it too much.
Use parchment paper on both sides of the cloth after it has been wax soaked and after it has melted thoroughly in the oven.
Take it to the ironing board with protective towel under the parchment paper.
Iron it to melt the wax more evenly.
It is messy business and I am all thumbs, you may have better luck.
After that FAIL, I decided to do something I know better how to do , Felted another little bouquet.
The day was not a total waste.
Went to the market for rainier cherries. Sweet, addictive -keeps the lav occupied.
Walla Walla sweet onions are also at the market now, as sweet as apples.
This is the first year of fireworks ban in the city.
It is working great so far!
We will be going to the lake later this afternoon to meet with family and eat stuff.
No big deal, just another lovely day.