Thursday, April 22, 2010

Garden Projects & Beeswax Cone

Hello, everyone.  I hope you are doing well.  We are busy around here as the guys are full into planting.  The weather has been very cooperative so they are working very hard.  I have a  new offering today on my selling blog.  It  is a beeswax cone hanger. It is hand poured blackened beeswax scented with cinnamon and rubbed in spices. It is 4 1/2" tall, has a flat back, and is wrapped in aged cheesecloth with a sprig of sweet Annie. It comes with a battery operated tea light. It will look great on a peg rack or hanging from a cupboard door. Stop by to check it out. 

Some of you have seen this before, but I thought I would show it anyway for those who haven't seen it.  I made this trellis last spring for my clematis plant.  I am proud to say it lasted and just needed the wires tightened a bit this year and it was ready to go.  It is rather crude, but that is the great thing about primitive decorating!!

I have been working outside some. So many of my flower beds look so sad....either too many weeds or plants that just don't do well.  I thought that I only have 2 years until we start having kids graduate so I better start getting something done. So with that being said.....out came the Roundup.  My DH always shudders when I get my sprayer out.  I really try to be careful, but sometimes it just doesn't work out too well.  I guess in a week we will see the damage or results!!  I picked up these tiles at GW for 50 cents each.  I wanted to get some stepping stones, but thought I would try these out first. 


Here are the results....

Well, that's all for today. Guess I'll go try to get some work done.

Take care!!


  1. Your beeswax cone is wonderful Melissa. Quite clever on your trellis idea. I may have to borrow the idea.
    Enjoy your day.

  2. I am a new follower and found you by way of your selling blog..I love your kitty in the basket...that is too precious..I love your handmades...have a wonderful thursday..
    Gina :)

  3. Love,love,love your trellis! Have a great weekend.

  4. Love the beeswax cone and I couldn't take my eyes off that trellis..Awesome..

  5. Love the trellis and stepping stones. Good thing you got to Goodwill before me, I would have grabbed those! LOL :-)

  6. Hi Melissa, thanks so much for your kind words, here is hoping this week is much better than last!
    Your right I should so something fun to take my mind off it so this weekend hubby and I are planning to have a night out.

    I love your new candle cone, what a great way to add prim light!

    Have a lovely week,
    Blessings, Karen

  7. Your trellis is wonderful! I'd love to have those for my tomatoes instead of the ugly tomato cages. I don't think I could make one, let alone 18!
    I hear you about getting the yard ready for graduation. That's what we've been busy doing this spring as Christopher's graduation is next weekend. YIKES!
    I like the stepping stones. I'm needing to get me a few of those for my garden as well. Great find for GW.
    Blessings to you~ Birgit


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa