I’ve been looking for over a decade for something to use while I’m creating sugar flowers that would serve multiple purposes and look as cute as all get out. (this is important sometimes)
When painting on gum paste, or fondant or when you use a brush with water or vodka, having a small stable container can be a challenge. For me anyway. I don’t know how many gum glue, water and paint dishes I’ve tipped over. One or two at least.
I was at my groomer’s last week (it had been over 2 months and I was barely recognizable) and noticed these cute little glass things near the foliage removing station. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something similar at an online nail supply place and I asked (no, I did not snitch one!) if I could buy one and Sue gave me one. Actually, I’m not sure she knew it was me. No matter. I got one. Then she filled me in on the secret of where to get them.
Dollarama. Nice! AND you get six in a package for $2.50. AND they have tiny candles in them! I’m always leery about candles that I’m not sure where they are made so I haven’t burned them. Okay, I know where they were made and I’m not sure they don’t have lead in the wicks. I chewed on enough lead paint on my crib and absorbed loads from the paint on the walls as a child and I just don’t need any more in my system. (I’m fine though. Really.) So I popped those little cuties out and put them in hall closet to freshen it up. They smell great! I used the orange citrus ones and the package I have left is blue ocean. A quick wash and I’ve got sturdy little containers to paint petal and lustre dust out of. I’ve got sturdy little containers to put gum glue and water in. Best of all, they are so inexpensive that I can leave the gold and silver highlighter to dry in them and just add vodka from my little dropper bottle next time I want to use them. Cleaning them is fast and in a pinch I have miniature vases for single blooms like the moth orchid bloom that popped off my plant this week.
I am sure you can find many other things to use these for. Oh, you pretty little things!