Beeswax Acorns Tutorial
Step 1: Melt beeswax. Place a small amount of beeswax in an aluminum can, place can in a small pot with about an inch of water. Melt over medium heat.
Tip: I bought an old pot at the thrift store for $.99 to devote to beeswax.
Tip: Crimp the aluminum can with your fingers to create a pouring spout.
Step 2: While beeswax is melting, make your acorn molds using the Play-Dough. Roll the Play-Dough into a short cylindrical shape and press the acorn down into the top of the Play-Dough, twisting a little as you push down. Carefully twist and pull acorn out of the mold.
Tip: If you're handy with tools or know somebody who is, tap the top of the acorn with a small screw to create a handle for pushing and pulling the acorn out of the mold.
Step 3: Pour melted beeswax into the Play-Dough mold.
Step 4: When beeswax dries (about ten minutes or so), remove the beeswax acorn from the mold.
Step 5: Wash any remaining Play-Dough off of the beeswax acorn.
Step 6: Pop the acorn cap onto the beeswax acorn.
Tip: If you want to hang your acorn, poke a small hole into the acorn cap with a sharp nail before attaching the cap to the acorn. Make a loop with some string and pull the loop through the acorn cap using a small crochet hook.
Thank you Gardenmama for encouraging me to write up this tutorial. Sometimes I just need a little push to photograph and document my process.
Posted by Molly at 10:02 AM