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Monday, April 18, 2011

Surf's Up!

 A pair of trendy, designer style hurricanes for under $7? Heck yeah! I wanted something sleek and coastal for my dresser, and these are perfect. You'll need a trip to Walmart and the Dollar Tree for this.
 Small tealight cups, Dollar Tree, 2 for a dollar.
 Pebbles, new at Walmart, $3.99. This color combination os Sea Horizon. They're tiny spherical sea glass bits.

 Kinda cool, huh?
 You'll need Goop, my favorite silicone adhesive. It goes on clear and dries to a stiff, rubbery finish, which is great when you're joining glass together.
 And you'll need two tall cylindrical vases from the Dollar Tree.
 Spread your Pebbles on some newspaper.
 Ponder how cheaply made this couch must be.
 Now for the messy part. Draw a free form shape in Goop about a third to half way up the cylinder. Draw straight sides down to the bottom, then trace the base of the vase. You only want to work with a third of the surface at a time.
 Fill in the lop sided box you just drew.


 Smear it with your finger so there are no gaps.
 Roll the silicone covered third of the vase in the Pebbles.
 Press them in with a clean finger if you happen to have one.
 Scoop up more Pebbles and fill in any gaps, pressing them in.
 Grab your second vase. Lather, rinse, repeat.












 Allow those sections to set, then start on the second third of each vase.
 See how the free form edges have a wave effect?


 Now grab those little candle cups.
 Slather with Goop...
 ...and set your vase on top.

 Now let's light them up!



 Bored with all the photos yet?

 Sorry, I just really loved how these turned out.





 This also answers the musical question, "Say, how did that trivet project hold up?"
Cheap and easy, just the way I like it.

40 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

Curses, now that I know about this GOOP stuff, no surface is safe in my house! LOVE those candle holders. What a creative project. Worth ten times their weight in 97$ couches.

Kim K. said...

Very pretty project. I especially love the color of those rocks. These would be very lovely in my sunroom...which by the way, is showing off a snowcovered backyard!! Happy Monday!

Mel said...

So pretty! I like how you made the pattern look like a wave.

Heather said...

Very pretty! I love the color of the rocks and the sparkle of the candlelight.

lisbonlioness said...

How cool are those?? They'd go perfectly with my current mantelpiece- stuff. Honestly, I love them. I' m a sucker for verything colourful with candles in it, and you did a great job there, lass. *drool*

Vonda said...

I freakin' love these!! I must try my hand at these.

Olive Cooper said...

Love em♥

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I think these are my favorite of your latest projects :0) And how cool would they be in reds and greens for Christmas or blacks and purples for Halloween?

Michelle L. said...

A. this is brilliantly beautiful, B. oooh, ahhhh, great photos! C. that sofa - bwah haha! Probably made from old pallets spackled with a paste of ground up bedbugs mixed with newspaper from the bottom of a birdcage.

Phyrflie said...

Those are so pretty :) I love them. I can't believe that I missed the give away :(

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh wow! LOVE!!! You should love how they came out. Stunning! That sofa bed ad ..too funny!

Chelsea said...

Wow - those turned out gorgeous! Sorta reminds me of some hand-blown glasses that Pier 1 used to sell.. except more awesome-er. Yes, that's totally a word in my book! ;)

~Chelsea

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Texture-y!

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Love these! Everytime I go into a Dollar Tree I think of you and wonder to myself "How does she come up with this stuff?" I go up and down the aisles and draw a blank.Can you fly up here to go shopping with me?

The DIY Show Off said...

I love them, Sunny! The wavy shape you created, the pretty colored glass rocks - candles. Beautiful job! :)

Roeshel

poindextr said...

these are very cool, I love how they turned out. Very creative idea! Also a good way to repurpose those vases that seem to multiply in the cupboard.

Ginger said...

Those are awesome!!!! I have had an idea kinda like that for so long...I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Fabulous - thanks for the tutorial, I might just have to give 'em a try. Hope you're having a great week!! :O)

Cherished Bliss said...

Super cute idea!!

I hope you will share at my party : )

http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/04/craft-and-tell-tuesdays-1.html

Wendy said...

These are so pretty. I love anything beachy

Amanda said...

These look great, love the effect once the candles are lit

Aubrey said...

looks great! You are so creative!

LrSchwtz said...

These are so pretty! I'd love for you to share it at my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com

Bibbi said...

Very pretty!!

aggieam01 said...

What a cool effect!! Great job.

stella said...

Very cool! Haven't seen those pebbles in any australian shops though. The trivet - I make similar ones with cut up mirror as well as the coloured glass tiles. They reflect the light really nicely with a candle on top :-)

laxsupermom said...

Those are so pretty! I love the way they look lit by the candles! Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdayslinkup party and would love for you to share a project or thrifty find from before blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

Slightly Askew Studios said...

A great project (eyeing objects in house that could be gooped & covered)

Gypsy Heart said...

Love 'em! I really do. The glass pebbles are gorgeous...and I'll be at Walmart tomorrow to check them out. Thanks so much for this ~ I/m thinking of several gifts for my ocean/beach loving friends!

I'm a new follower and will be looking forward to checking previous projects as well as new ones. My brother and s-i-l had a fire in their home a couple years ago too. :-(

Have a very Happy & Blessed Easter!
Pat

Carol said...

Good job, Sunny... I love these!!!

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

JaY said...
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JaY said...

Wow! Those are fantastic! Tired of pictures? THE MORE, THE MERRIER! Especially when the project turned out this beautiful!

With just this one post, and the picture/header at the top of your blog -- I think you're my new blog stalking find for today. :) Don't worry it's a good thing.

Pattie said...

You are WOMAN! Great repurpose. Came from Feathered Nest Fri. 8>)

Carri @ Redefining C said...

Great Tutorial! These turned out awesome! I'm a new follower too!

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Meg I am..... said...

Those are great!! Look good with lights on & off!! great project!! Visiting from support blog....

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At The Picket Fence said...

Those look so AMAZING! Super cool and you made it look so easy. :-) They make me long for summer days! Thanks so much for linking this up this past weekend to our Inspiration Friday party...we always love having you there!
Vanessa

Krafty Kat said...

OH, these are so cool! I love the wave effect! Thanks for linking these up last week!

CREATIVE MIND said...

wonderful idea ;) i always love candels & lanterns..waoo

Krafty Kat said...

Don't know if you ever saw but I featured these last week!