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Friday, June 10, 2011

Did I "Leave" You Hanging?

I know I've been absent for a couple of days, but the week just got away from me between studying, graduations, the end of school and such.
 However, I do have a fun, inexpensive craft for you just in time for the weekend.
 And you'll just need a quick run to Walmart.
 It all started when a loud crash heralded the end of the chalk vase.
Savannah had accidentally broken another vase earlier in the week, so I found myself 
without any spare vases. Off I headed to Wally World, where I found a wonderful new straight sided cylinder vase for only $4.98. That in itself was coolness, but on the same aisle...
 ...were these for $2.98. The wheels started turning.
It didn't take long to put one and one together.



Lay the vase on its side. Apply a generous amount of Goop brand silicone adhesive to 
a small area around the rim.
 Start sticking rocks on.
 Give the initial cluster about 15 minutes to dry. Turn the vase and build your border.



 We're going to set the finished product in my antique Allegheny Mountains bread bowl
with a little sphagnum moss.
 Add a candle and some more of the marble mix for over the top Summer sparkle.




Light, and enjoy!
The total cost of the hurricane was under $10, and I think with a triple wick candle, this will be a perfect touch for alfresco dining.

27 comments:

Heather said...

This is so pretty! We usually eat outside on the front porch and have white party lights hanging above us. Your candlelit vase would be lovely too.

Laina {Vibrant Serenity} said...

It 'rocks'! I admire your creativity, and I LOVE this one!

Sherri B. said...

I see you had a little helper who is also sporting a touch of green. Very impressive project, especially how easily it comes together.

Kim K. said...

I've definitely been missing you. Beautiful project, Sunny.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

I was wondering where my daily dose of sunny was! :) This project is cool, but you scared me for a second, because I thought you were already doing fall decor. Lord help me.

Did I tell you that at the craft festival there was a lady selling mirrors and frames crusted with shells and stuff? For like 100 bucks and up? .....

Bambi said...

so glad you are back :) how else am I going to spit coffee on my screen? I love the vase transformation and may just steal your idea ;) but I will promise to give you props if I post it.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Sunny, LOVE how this came out...kudos! I'll be back to blogging soon, just finished the last of my radiation. I'm pretty sure I have everything to duplicate this project with blue glass, of course. Gonna do it!

Keri said...

I love the leaf-shaped ones! So much more fun than just bubbles.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...this is my favorite of all of your projects, I like everything about it. It is so pretty!

Ami w/AliLilly said...

SUNNY!!! I love this!! It's gorgeous!! :)

Michelle L. said...

Gems. That's all they can say on the package? Gems. How about 'Glorious bag of fantastical leaves and dots and glitter with which to craft one of the prettiest mosaic vases evah?" Sheesh, these people need to go to product-naming school.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I think it would make a wonderful gift too! Hostess or otherwise...coming my way??? :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Actually that would match something of my decor, somewhere:) Very cool Sunny! Have a great weekend.

Bayside Gal said...

What a fun idea! Bet you could find some great glass vases at Goodwill too! My grandkids always "pocket" my little glass stones and gems. This might be the only way to keep them at my house LOL. I'm going to try it with beach glass as well. Thanks Sunny!

meijo's JOY said...

So lovely yet is cheap and easy! Thanks for sharing, really inspiring!

meijo's JOY said...

Really love your blog! Your new follower from Malaysia! Love, PC

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

That is so pretty. I can see outside dinners with the candle. Thanks for sharing. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

KAT said...

LOVE IT! your a genius! wow I got to try this
KAT

Coley said...

Cute! I love the name of your blog too :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Patti said...

This is so unique and the finished product is fabulous!!

Jami said...

Love that hurricane! I'm sure it's gorgeous glowing in a dimly lit room!
smiles!
Jami

Alia Dalwai said...

Wow! That looks absolutely AMAZING!! Came across your project at Remodeholic's link up party. You are so clever! :)

Alia
http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Gorgeous! I totally want to try this. I've featured it at the Craftastic Link Party this week. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Becolorful said...

I love how you think. So fun AND pretty. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday
Pam

Katie said...

LOL I love the title of your blog post! Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! Keep on linking great projects!

Carolyn said...

Looks fantastic. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.