Making my own candles is so much cheaper than buying from stores, especially soy. Once I save up a half-dozen jars or so, I heat up a batch.
I normally like simplicity - a plain clear jar, plain white wax. But I saw this idea for a burlap-wrapped jar and just had to try it. Very simple - a strip of burlap, jute cord, and hot glue. Bam, you're done.
I've also seen a few sites online where people have made their own glass beads, so I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't realize how easy it was.
You start off with a clear glass tile. (I got mine from Olivia Pearl Designs.) Cut an image to the size of the tile. Smear a very thin coat of Mod Podge on the back of the tile, and affix the image. Let dry for a minute or two and you got yourself a unique tile! I've seen this done for button, magnets, and even jewelry, so I'm sure you'll see more of these from me in the future.