Reclaiming wooden furniture with fire!

How many old horrible dressing tables, coffee tables and other old fashioned pieces of furniture do you have lying around? Personally, I haven’t one… But I know where to pick one up! (Runs to the charity shop).

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What a great idea. Kendra Ochal from Buffalo, NY creates her furniture with heart and soul. “Everything you see is me. Love it or hate it; it’s every feeling and emotion poured into each item made”. Her shop KengCreations on Etsy has lots of wonderful creations to explore through. She also takes custom orders.

Why not upgrade one of your own awful old dressers to give your room a new lease of life?

What you’ll need:

  • Pyrography Kit, with 14 different tips for different shading and burning techniques.
  • An old piece of wooden furniture.
  • A Pencil, for the first draft (Unless you’re awesome and can do it by eye).

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Spoon Stamping

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Metal stamping is often associated with jewellery making but recently here at Proops Brothers we have noticed an increasing trend in metal stamping on cutlery. Metal stamping, specifically on spoons, can be a great way of adding charm and uniqueness to your standard silver spoons and are becoming more popular to buy on sites such as Etsy.

Jessica Numbers inspired us to write this blog as we love the quirkiness of the products she creates. Why not have a look at her shop on Etsy, jessicaNdesigns, to get some inspiration; whether it is to make your own or to buy as a gift.

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Superhero Gingerbread Cookies

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Mmmm gingerbread men! Why not get creative in the kitchen and turn regular gingerbread men into superheroes. We found a recipe from Just Imagine and we thought we would spice up their men and women by making them heroes and heroines. Michelle from SugarSwings inspired us to add a unique twist and design something children will love.

With a little help of our products you can be well on your way creating these hero cookies.

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Bath Bomb Basics. Make Your Own Lush Bath Bombs.

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We had an idea for the use of our candle moulds.

We love candles, but we wanted to see what our candle moulds could do. Turns out, they make awesome lush bath bombs! If you cover the wick hole with a little bit of blue-tack, you can create an awesome personally inspired bath bomb. We found an amazing walk through on how to make some too, thanks to Lauren Jackson, from DIY Ready. So get making, and get relaxing.

Our candle moulding range offers lots of different shapes and sizes, including soap trays!

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Wax Paper Transferring.

Free hand is great, and we have seen some amazing bone burning and wood burning styles that wow us. But if your new to this, transferring your designs onto your wood to work around can be an easy way to keep your pattern/picture tidy.

We found a great tutorial from Unexpected Elegance on how to flip, and then transfer an image using wax paper and an ink jet printer. Give it a try, then let us know how you got on!

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