Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to make a Peg Board

Some one asked how I made the peg board from an earlier post. I didn't take pictures while I was making it but it is really easy so I'll just explain. I went to home depot and bought a 2 x 4 peg board. It came white but I spray painted it Black. My husband cut it into 3rd's (16 inch sections) then he put some hinges on to connect the peices. You can also have home depot cut the board for you if you can't do it yourself. Buy 4 hinges and attach sections together.

I decided for transporting reasons to tie some ribbon on both ends so it would be easy to carry. The way the hinges were put on the board, it didn't close in on itself easily. I think if I had put them on the back side it would have worked. I'm not sure...but by that point I didn't care. With it like this I'm able to keep some of my pegs still attached while folded. Which gave me less set up time.

The pegs I bought were the 6 inch ones. They hold 6 bars on them. I have 20 pegs that I space out on my board. I could easily have more on but I liked things more spaced out.

When I did my show I think I had around 70 bars on here. I was very happy with the look of the peg board being Black. It matched my Scentsy Table Cloth I got from Scentsy Success.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How to make Basket Testers at Home!!

To get started add enough water to a skillet to come just under the bottom of the lid of Party Testers. I did about 8 at a time. Heat at a low-medium temp. My stove temp goes from 1-10 and I had mine set to 4 the whole time. It took around 8 minutes to melt the PT about 75%. There's no need to melt all the way. Just enough so it is pourable. The bottom melts first so some times I used a tooth pick and carefully pushed down to still solid wax to bring the melted part to the top. I only had to do it a few times.

When they are melted enough remove from water bath and carefully open PT. I used a dish towel to help get a grip on jar. On some of my jars the plastic was really soft so again be careful when gripping and opening not to puncture or spill.

Here the wax is about 75% melted. All I did was slowly pour the wax into the Basket Tester containers. Depending on how fast you are working and how many you melted at a time, you might want to take the skillet off the burner and take one PT out at a time. Otherwise, take them all out and put your next set melting while you are pouring this set.

Be sure to have yourself completely organized before you start melting to wax. It goes much faster than you think! I was doing 2 sets today so I had all my containers in alphabetic order and separated for the two sets. I didn't want to have to go thru and separate the two sets when it was all done. When I was ready to pour I put both containers for each scent under each PT. Then I quickly (but carefully) poured each into the BT's.

I used the lid as a "catcher" for any spilled wax. Once the wax set enough I closed each one and put into the correct pile. By then the melted wax in the PT cooled off enough to replace the lid and put away.

Here's what I used to keep my two sets separated. Behind these you can see my BT's in alphabetic order. That made it easier to find when needed.

Total, it took about 2 hours to make these 2 sets. It wouldn't have been much longer for additional sets. I bought these plastic containers at They were a GREAT company to buy from! The size I got were the 1/9oz plastic containers. They included labels already printed with the Scentsy Logo on the front with the scent name and code. Also, on the bottom was my info (name, web address, email, and phone #) They will customize your order with your information. I bought the kit that included 240 containers (enough to make 3 sets of BT's) 480 custom labels (enough for top and bottom) for $47.99 if you include the code "scentsy" they gave an additional 5% off order. My shipping and handling was $8.95 which brought my total to $54.54 I got it within 3 days of ordering!!
I stacked 8 pennies to show how big these containers were. They were as round as a quarter (I didn't have any quarters to show that comparison)
The company also had a smaller size but I liked the bigger ones. They hold about 1/2 teaspoon-1 teaspoon of melted wax in them.
This was my first attempt at making my own BT. I've bought 2 sets perviously from Scentsy and love them, but I just can afford the $60 they cost. I think these came out looking very professional and much smaller to mail to my out of state customers. If you have any other suggestions please leave a comment for others to read. I'm a very visual person and while instructions are great, seeing what it's supposed to look like always helps me better!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Day of Dance

Deanna Jones and I did an event called Day of Dance. It was to help promote Women's Heart Health. It was a great 1st event for both of us! I took about 18 warmers and 16 plugin's and like 70 bars. I wish I'd taken more plugins as those sold the most! But I really wanted to show what the warmers looked like. So many people say, "I didn't think they were that BIG!" Luckily I bought 80% of my stock in February at 10% off and sold it at full price. (they do another 10% in August before the new catalog) It was my first event and I was really happy with my turn out. The event was mostly a "get contacts" and hand out free samples so I didn't have high expectations. Thankfully, Deanna came with me and I swear half the people who wanted to buy a plugin walked away with a Perfect Scentsy! (2 warmers and 6 bars) that woman call up sell like crazy:-)

I stressed over my table decorations for a week but it turned out good I think. I got some great contacts out of it and sold enough to break even.

Here's Deanna and I!

My husband made the peg board and the plugin display's for me. They were really simple and if you'd like directions I can email them to you.
I pretty much brought one of each out of the "Collections" warmers with a couple other randoms that I still had from previous WOTM. I also had one of each of the plugin's. The dandy sold out the fastest.

Welcome to our Blog!

So, I'd like to use this blog for sharing ideas and encouragement with our fellow Scentsy Ladies. I realize that most of our Upline and Downline are in different States and I hate feeling so isolated. I hope that you feel like this is a great place to get ideas for upcoming Parties or Shows. I'll post some pictures of Shows I've done in the past and also some different ways I organize my Scentsy Stuff.

I'd also like you to include anything from what you've done too. Any ideas or questions that might help all of us. I've only been sharing Scentsy since March 2008 so I'm pretty new still. However, my consultant ID # is 6783 and the newest recruit under me is #28600! It's only been 1 year since I signed up and almost 22,000 new consultants have signed up to share this product!

You are welcome to post your own message or pictures or questions on this blog. Just email me and I'll tell you where to send it so it will show up here. It will automatically post it to the blog and then send everyone an email of the update info. Pretty cool huh? My email is

If you have any suggestions for me please let me know. I really believe we are all in this together even though we have our own business, it can only benefit and help us grow by sharing!