Friday, May 18, 2007

My tin-can melt warmer.

A dear friend Ann on P4P has corrupted me with her talk of scented melts so I splashed out and ordered some melts (tarts) from http://www.sugarcreekscents.net/store/Default.asp . There was so many yummy scents to choose from I ended up buying a mixed bag of 50 lol...... This then presented me with a slight problem - what to warm them in? Now I have an oil burner, but I wanted something just for the melts. So into the freezer went a tin can full of water. This morning I pulled it out, taped a simple design ( hearts and stars) to it and got busy punching holes using a nail and hammer.


I ran the can under the tap to melt the ice, took the base off it with a tin opener and sat it on a little quiche pan in which I had placed a tealight candle. I sat a pie pan on the top to place the melt in and there it was - my tin-can melt warmer!









After a couple of minutes the candle snuffed it so I ended up drilling some holes near the base of the can to allow the candle to draw more air. It now works brilliantly! Next time I will try a more intricate design, perhaps a willow tree? And I think using a bigger nail would work well too.

4 comments:

Genny said...

Great job Monica! Love your tart warmer, what a great idea.

Scallywags Scribbles said...

Love this idea,simple yet so effective!!

The Team at The Primitive Pear said...

Excellent job Monica...what a fabby idea..thanks so much for sharing..hugs Nette

wroughtironandtin said...

I 💖LOVE💖 YOUR TART WARMER SOOOOO MUCH MORE THAN THE ONES IN THE STORES!!!! YOU AND YOUR TART WARMER ARE ADORABLE!!! I'LL BE MAKING ONE TOMORROW!!! 💖💖💖