Monday, June 14, 2010

A Tip to Share!

I have a tip to share with all you other stitchers.  I discovered this quite by accident and was a little excited about it!  lol  I bought a set of the Glade Scented Oil Candles in the photo above.  They have a glass holder and the candles sit in it and burn away while scenting the room with yummy fragrance.  After the candles were used, I held onto the holder thinking I might use it for the base of a pincushion.  Instead, I discovered that it is very handy for putting a few beads in while you are working with them.  And, an added bonus, since the candles are held in place by a magnet on the center metal portion of the bowl of the holder - it is perfect for your needles and pins while you are working on something.

Isn't that clever?  lol


Laurie said...

What an awesome recycle Kerry, thanks for the tip!

Chef Tiger said...

I love BOTH the ideas... I think I'll use the pincushion idea and design up some speical designs just for them.. LOL then I'll CQ some as well for gifts...and have empty ones for just the purchase you've found.. thanks soo much for sharing!

Cathy said...

Good idea, Kerry. I hold on to junk like that too and now have piles of junk.

For beads I use a margarine tub lid. It has a rim on it so beads don't spill unless I wiggle around and forget I have it on my lap or scratch an itch - I have poison ivy right now. And, when I am done with that particular bead the lid bends or is flexible enough to funnel the beads back into their proper container.

2 Good Claymates said...

That is a really cool idea -- I even have one of those sitting on a shelf in my studio and now I have another use for it!

Anonymous said...

What a great Idea for reusing those bases. I love those candles. Now I need one just to turn it into a bead holder, which I have been needing something for beads while I work on them

Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Ann Flowers

Denise Felton said...

Brilliant! I put a link to this post on my blog at I hope it's been bringing you a few extra clicks.