Years ago, when I started working with leather I would often use the commercially available polishes on the store shelves, or the proprietary blends found at the leather craft stores. They ended up being pretty costly, but more so, they didn't last very long and contained chemicals that seemed counter intuitive to traditional craft. So I set out to create my own. My first attempt was simply a mix of paraffin wax, harvested from candles and heavy grade mineral oil. It worked, but again, I…

How to Make High Grade Natural Beeswax Leather Polish and Conditioner

Years ago, when I started working with leather I would often use the commercially available polishes on the store shelves, or the proprietary blends found at the leather craft stores. They ended up being pretty costly, but more so, they didn't last very long and contained chemicals that seemed counter intuitive to traditional craft. So I set out to create my own. My first attempt was simply a mix of paraffin wax, harvested from candles and heavy grade mineral oil. It worked, but again, I…

Bronze and Copper Wall art - diy with terra cotta. - Wonder if I could do this with the hot glue/tinfoil/shoe polish idea, only spray paint the tin foil before putting on the shoe polish.

Jump Rope Arbor Bronze Sculpture

Bronze and Copper Wall art - diy with terra cotta. - Wonder if I could do this with the hot glue/tinfoil/shoe polish idea, only spray paint the tin foil before putting on the shoe polish.

American Shine Box £170.  A nice bit of wood to keep your shoe polish in. I'll stick to my old biscuit tin though

American Shine Box £170. A nice bit of wood to keep your shoe polish in. I'll stick to my old biscuit tin though

Removing dirt, scuffs, and getting your shoes to shine is a necessary evil. In Seattle, it’s leather boot season from September through June. Keeping those shoes shining should be easy not greasy...

Homemade Shoe Polish

Removing dirt, scuffs, and getting your shoes to shine is a necessary evil. In Seattle, it’s leather boot season from September through June. Keeping those shoes shining should be easy not greasy...

3D antiqued foil letter. So classy, you'd never guess it was made with aluminum foil, shoe polish, and Mod Podge. Super simple to do, too. Step-by-step tutorial. \ whatchaworkinon.com

3D antiqued foil letter. So classy, you'd never guess it was made with aluminum foil, shoe polish, and Mod Podge. Super simple to do, too. Step-by-step tutorial. \ whatchaworkinon.com

Put This On • Men’s Ex on Shoe Care If you’re interested in...

Put This On • Men’s Ex on Shoe Care If you’re interested in...

Saw this on pintrest and decided to try it out. It's super easy and fun! You're supposed to use cardboard, but i used pieces of wood. Just find a board or cardboard you want to use, draw any design you like on it, trace it with craft glue. Let it completely dry. Then glue heavy duty foil over the dried design and rub it so the design comes through. Let it dry then use a rag to apply any color shoe polish (i used brown), pour it on the foiled design and gently rub it across your design. Done…

Saw this on pintrest and decided to try it out. It's super easy and fun! You're supposed to use cardboard, but i used pieces of wood. Just find a board or cardboard you want to use, draw any design you like on it, trace it with craft glue. Let it completely dry. Then glue heavy duty foil over the dried design and rub it so the design comes through. Let it dry then use a rag to apply any color shoe polish (i used brown), pour it on the foiled design and gently rub it across your design. Done…

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