How-to: Beeswax and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

beeswax ornament for ballet teachers Because my five-year-old and seven-year-old can make these beeswax ornaments completely independently (if I rip the fabric into strips for them), we often use them as their handmade gifts to the adults in their lives.

One ornament with a nice note makes a good gift for a teacher or coach, one or two ornaments makes a good gift for those parents at whose houses the kids spend many playdates, and a set of four or six ornaments makes a good gift for aunts and uncles and adult cousins.

Don’t forget to remind the recipients to take a sniff of their new ornaments–they’ll love them even more when they realize that they smell like honey!

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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