Download & Burn YouTube Videos to DVD

Posted by Heather on Friday, June 12th, 2009

How do you download Youtube videos and burn them to DVD, such as videos from the Mormon Messages Youtube channel? This tutorial will show you how to download videos from YouTube and burn them to DVD using free software. Here is the software you will need: Firefox – My favorite web browser DVD Flick – [...]

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Scentsy Website using jCarousel

Posted by Heather on Sunday, May 24th, 2009

There is a really fun and cool way to add a lot of shopping items to a single web page using jCarousel. This tutorial is specifically on how I used jCarousel on my Scentsy website to load all of the products on one page for easy browsing. Once you’ve added the jCarousel to your website, [...]

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Scentsy Coffee Flower Pens

Posted by Heather on Saturday, May 16th, 2009

If you sell Scentsy or other kind of smelly stuff, it’s always nice to have some coffee beans around for your clients to be able to clear their sinuses. The reason is that your scent glands become saturated with these similar scents and you become desensitized. The Scentsy wax activates certain chemical receptors. After a while your scent receptors become so saturated, that they cannot tell the subtle differences between scents. Your sense of smell will tire out and you stop smelling things after a certain amount of time. Coffee beans will fix that. The coffee beans essentially clear up your scent organs by stimulating other chemical receptors. The result is that you feel freshened up and can differentiate between scents.

A fun idea for this is to create flower pens with a coffee bean center. Here are the supplies you will need

  1. Bic Pens (any pen with a cap, not a click pen)
  2. Silk Flowers
  3. Netting
  4. Green Floral Tape
  5. Flower Wire
  6. Coffee Beans
  7. Hot Glue & Gun
  8. Scissors
  9. Vase

flower-pen1Cut the stems so that each flower has a one to three inch stem.

flower-pen2Pull out the center part of the flower to make room for the coffee beans. Put a few of the coffee beans in a square of netting and then wrap wire around the netting to hold it in place. Keep one end of the wire about 5″ long.

flower-pen3Take the satchel of coffee beans and place in the center of the flower. Feed the remaining wire end that was wrapped around the netting down through the center hole in the flower and wrap it around the stem. Push the stem up into the netting of coffee beans. Use hot glue under the coffee bean satchel and between the flower petal and stem base to make everything extra secure.

flower-pen4Hold the stem flush with the pen. Starting at the top of the pen, wrap the pen with floral tape so that the flower is secure. Pull the floral tape tight as you wrap.

flower-pen5 Continue wrapping the pen until covered.

flower-pen6Arrange the flowers in the vase. Keep the pens in a gallon size ziplock back until using at the party. You can also put coffee beans, rice, or any other kind of bean in the vase to hold the pens. Now your clients can smell Scentsy, mark their favorite scents, and take a whiff of the coffee beans when they need to clear their sinuses. Plus you look super clever for putting it all together!

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14 Responses to “Scentsy Coffee Flower Pens”

  1. Marisa Burke Says:

    LOVE THIS!!! What a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing Heather!


  2. Tracy Gasser Says:

    Hi I think are such a nice person for sharing all of this. Do you mind if I put how to do this on my blog I am creating?


  3. Debbie Rishavy Says:

    Love this idea and it works great! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea.


  4. Lisa Lewis Says:

    Thanks so much, what a great idea. I can’t wait to make them!


  5. Deshunn Says:

    Thanks sooo much!!! Are u willing to make a bouquet for me?? Heather, please email me your rate! SERIOUSLY SPEAKING!


  6. Chris Brault Says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been a consultant for awhile and have wanted to do these….going to get my supplies right now!


  7. Niki Miller Says:

    Thank you! I’ve always wondered how to make these! You gave wonderful and clear directions…. thx again!


  8. sarah briwb Says:

    omg!!!! LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. sarah brown Says:

    its so cute!! thanks for sharing!!!


  10. Angela Modisett Says:

    What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to make them! Just wondering, how long does the scent of the coffee beans last before you have to make the pens again with new beans, netting and tape because the scent is gone? Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!!


  11. Christy Kerley Says:

    I can’t thank you enough I was trying to figure out a way to use coffee in my Basket ( Purse) parties. THis is perfect. Thanks again


  12. Amanda Thelen Says:

    This is awesome! thanks so much. making huge purple flowers for my scentsy party.


  13. Jami Says:

    Thanks!!! Great idea! I am going to share with my team!!!


  14. Denise Kline Says:

    What a GREAT Idea! Thanks for sharing!


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