On Tuesday we spent the day with Jaymie from HappyFabric for a collaborative craft project. HappyFabric are a local company to Cosy Owl. They specialise in custom transfers, heat transfer and self-adhesive vinyl. Not only this, they stock cutting machines and heat presses which means their customers can personalise their own products at home. HappyFabric are full of colour and inspiration, with project ideas and guides galore, just like Cosy Owl! We knew this would be the perfect collaboration as self-adhesive vinyl can be applied to glass containers and bottles.
Let’s take you through our day, so you can see what we got up to.
We started off in the kitchen, to teach Jaymie the basics of candle making using our beginners candle making kits. This was Jaymie’s first time making a candle and she got stuck into every step! The great thing about our kits is that the full instructions are included and the ingredients are pre-weighed, which makes the candle making process as simple and enjoyable as possible for first time crafters.
We chose our gingerbread candle making kit for this demonstration as it smells divine for this time of the year. This fragrance oil oozes festive notes including gingerbread, cinnamon stick, brown sugar and rich vanilla.
Here’s behind the scenes of us melting, pouring and wicking our candles. We used our double boiler and a few candle making extras such as a jug, thermometer, wick centring tools and glue dots which are available as an optional add-on when purchasing a kit. As you can see a lot of fun was had, it’s a great project for a chilled afternoon with friends. A catch up, craft session and a coffee is the perfect combination.
Want to find out more about how to make your own candles? Discover our beginners guide to candle making with photos to help you with every step here.
Whilst our gingerbread candles were setting, we visited HappyFabric HQ which was super colourful, with vinyl rolls from floor to ceiling. We brought along some of our glass containers and some pre-made cinnamon stick scented candles made from our candle kit. Jaymie handed us a selection of their self-adhesive vinyl to experiment with and decorate the outer glasses. Between us, we were let loose with creating fun, festive designs. We had a mix of hand drawn designs which their silhouette cutter worked its magic, cutting away at the vinyl. The detailed designs were transferred to the glasses using their transfer tape and squeegee to press the vinyl down. Peeling the tape away to leave the finished design attached was so satisfying! We love the ‘Happy & Cosy’ design that Jaymie came up with to unite us both.
What a great way to up-cycle glasses and reuse them after the candle has been finished with too. Can you imagine washing out our larger glasses and reusing them as plant pots or house hold storage? You could then add your own slogan or design to transform it!
Speaking of up-cycling, we personalised our classic jar to store wax melts inside and one of our candle tins to store a homemade soap. How cute do they look? It’s a great way of storing them without unnecessary packaging and keeping them clean and dust free at the same time!
Next, it was time to set up our cosy area with our candles and Jaymie’s heat transfer vinyl projects, including a cushion and blanket, to finish off the cosy feel.
Here are the finished results! As you can see we had a little visit from Jaymie’s cat Mike who wanted to join in on our photoshoot.
Enter our joint giveaway to win exciting prizes! We have teamed up with HappyFabric to bring you a crafty prize just in time for Christmas. You could win: 3x A4 sheets of HappyVinyl (self adhesive), 3x sheets A4 of HappyFabric HTV (heat transfer vinyl), 1 sheet A4 of HappyMask and 1 CosyOwl candle making kit. Find out how to enter below.
Enter on Instagram or Facebook!
All you have to do is like our Giveaway post, tag a friend in the comment section and tell us what makes you feel “Happy and Cosy” at Christmas!
You must be following @Cosyowlcandles and @happyfabric.uk to be in with a chance of winning. Giveaway closes 7/12/22!
To be eligible to win the prize of 3x A4 sheets of HappyVinyl (self adhesive), 3x sheets A4 of HappyFabric HTV (heat transfer vinyl), 1 sheet A4 of HappyMask and 1 CosyOwl candle making kit, you must:
Comment on Cosy Owl’s giveaway post on Instagram OR HappyFabric’s giveaway post on Instagram and be following both companies on Instagram
Comment on Cosy Owl’s giveaway post on Facebook OR HappyFabrics’s giveaway post on Facebook and be following both companies on Facebook
You must be living in the UK to be eligible to win and receive this prize.
Entries will be open until 08:30am 7/12/22 and a winner will be chosen and announced the same week. The winner will be chosen at random using a numbering system to ensure a fair competition and process.
IMPORTANT: This competition is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram, and the winners will be announced by HappyFabric or Cosy Owl ONLY.