When Diana from The Girl Creative saw Anthropologie’s Trinket and Treasure Candlesticks, her thoughts were along the lines of, “Is there any way I can possibly knock this off for about 1,000% less?” That’s not too hard to understand considering they were $398… each candlestick. Diana made it her mission to pop into Goodwill whenever […Read More]
Gail from Purple Hues and Me had an “aha” moment when she was browsing through a catalog and saw a lovely coral candleholder. She knew she could make her own for way less than $175 and had a few sleepless nights thinking up a strategy. Gail ended up using a tried-and-true technique with wire and […Read More]
Marie from Blooming Homestead loved the look of Ballard’s seagrass hurricanes so much she headed straight to the craft store for glass jars and sisal rope to make her own. Marie shares at I Heart Nap Time how she wove the rope and then attached it to the glasses armed with just her glue gun. These hurricanes are a seasonal decorators dream! Marie says she can’t wait to add succulents in the spring and sand and shells in the summer.
Tara from Suburble shares at Crafts Unleashed how she gave some dollar store candle holders a wintery makeover with etching cream. For one of the holders, Tara created unique snowflake stencils for each side using her Silhouette Cameo. The other features a fun candy cane-esque diagonal stripe that was easily achieved with painter’s tape. Tara says, “ Wouldn’t these votive candle holders look so sweet wrapped up in cellophane and gifted to a hostess this holiday season? Or make a pair (or a trio…) and present them as a personalized gift!”
Carmel from Our Fifth House has a big old love affair with equestrian-inspired décor. So it’s no question why a horse candle holder from Anthropologie caught her eye. It’s also no question why she didn’t purchase the holder for $24 when she could make TWO for only $7. Carmel says, “I’m pretty much crazy for their cuteness and having two for about $7… makes me even crazier for them! Plus getting a fun project done in less than an hour isn’t half bad either.”
Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted some candlesticks for her master bath and found beautiful gold and white candle holders from Pottery Barn that were perfect for the space. Not surprisingly, the price was crazy, which propelled Larissa to refab some candlesticks of her own with spray paint and glaze. I think it’s amazing how Larissa’s use of glaze adds such depth and actually gives the appearance of carved stone.
Aimee from It’s Overflowing loves to pull out her seashells from family beach trips each summer as décor. However, this year she decided to create something a little more lasting from the shells after being inspired by a shell candle holder from ZGallerie. Aimee says, “ZGallerie’s Seashell Candleholder is great, but using our own seashells […Read More]
Heather at Setting for Four created her own set of romantic votive calendars by simply printing and cutting out her text and then adhering it to glass votive jars with Mod Podge. Talk about easy! Like Heather, I love that these are beautiful for Valentine’s Day but would fit your décor throughout the year. I […Read More]
Shari from Turnstyle Vogue loves decorating with candle pillars and has acquired quite the collection over the years. Using a combination of techniques, Shari was able to give a pair of old pillars a more weathered, architectural look. I love how Shari updated something she already had to reflect her current style instead of buying […Read More]