I have a confession...
there's a new guy in my life.
Meet Seamus O'Bitey!
I popped by the farmer's market to get herb plants
and came home with a Lab/Irish Setter/Pittbull rescue
that's making me crazy, sucking all my time, eating my shoes,
and making me laugh constantly.
I'm surprised I got in a project for Thom's apartment!
As you may remember, my sons, Samwow and Thom,
now have bare-bones studio cribs.
The boys have vastly different styles;
Samwow's preference is a palette of khaki, black and white
with a very masculine tone,
while Thom wants to go with a beachy theme.
We're decorating on a shoe string, but the boys are kind of used to that with
a Momma like me.
My wallet is shut so tight it squeaks.
Now we all know my proclivity for candle projects.
I'll make a light feature out of anything.
So when Thom wanted candlelight for dinner, which is
what he grew up on, I thought of something flameless (campus policy)
that would fit the bill.
His existing centerpiece is seagrass in a square vase, so...
...I hit Dollar Tree for something that would work!
All you need is 2 votive holders...
...2 square, tall vases...
...filler of your choice to match your decor...
...some flickering battery tealights...
I'm a huge fan of this waterproof, silicone sealant adhesive.
This is the best stuff for glass on glass projects.
Okay, this is a quick one.
Put your desired filler in the vases.
Run a bead of Goop around the top.
Center the votive holder on top.
Allow this to dry for at least 4 hours.
I then nestled the tealights in some marbles I had left
from a previous project.
At almost 15 inches tall, these have a presence!
With Thom's burgeoning tropical style, these will
make a statement.
I think they'd also be perfect for a DIY wedding,
and at $5 a pair, they'll fit any budget.
And now, for your giggle-snort of the day...
Thanks to my good buddy Jane at The Borrowed Abode.
She and her new hubby Ryan are fellow pet junkies,
although not on the crazy-cat-lady-starter-kit level I am.