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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And So, in Summery...

 I have a thing for Crate and Barrel, and everyone knows it.
 When they came out with the Pixie Tealight line, I was stone cold in love.
My children recognized this and gave me that cool 5 candle horizontal piece for Christmas one year, because they have good taste and all. But I longed for some companion pieces with...a little more height perhaps?
You know me and my drama.

 The tall vases are from Dollar Tree, $1 each obviously.
Those little candle cups are from Michaels, $2.49 apiece.
And you'll need silicone adhesive, tiny shells or other decorations, and tealights.
 Let's get this started.
 Take two of the tall vases and one of the candle cups.
 Slather some of our wonderful waterproof clear adhesive onto the base of the candle cup.

Center it in the bottom of a vase.
 Turn the other vase upside down and give it a spiral pattern of the silicone.
 Set the other piece on top of it, straighten everything, and let it dry.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
 Take a break, get something cold to drink.
 Once dry, carefully drop some tiny shells, bits of seaglass, or whatever strikes your fancy
Into the base of the top of your candle.
 Add water until you're an inch from the top of the candle cup.
 Drop in the tealights.

 Take a completely unnecessary amount of pictures to make sure you got at
least a couple where people can tell what you did.

I was really pleased with the way these turned out, and at $4.50 each and almost 15 inches tall? They'd make great wedding centerpieces on the cheap, not to mention you could change them up for any holiday.


Unknown said...

These are excellent. I'm going to make my own versions without the bottom piece. Such a great DIY idea!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Just when I think that you cant possibly have any more inexpensive craft ideas...BAM you hit us with another great

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm thinking I might need to drag along some crafting supplies on our upcoming cottage/beach vacation. These would stunning.

Sherri B. said...

These are great and I actually like the shape of yours better! xo

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I really love that you have basically put the candle underwater, so pretty!

Mel said...

This is brilliant! They are so pretty. Thanks for the terrific idea.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

NEVER too many photos. hahaha!! I absolutely love this and I too, have it bad for C & B. Great job!!

Bambi said...

GENIUS!!! and I am now grabbing my shoes and heading to the dollar tree.....

Unknown said...

Fantastic. When I first began reading I was all like, "oh those are pretty - but wait, there's no Crate and Barrel in Omaha, ughh!" I should've realized that you would of course hack them from things from the dollar store. Which, thankfully, there are plenty of those here! :) Love it.


Unknown said...

Have I mentioned to you that I think you're kinda brilliant? I've loved these candle holders at C&B forever too - what great way to get that look for less! Would love it if you came and linked up tomorrow at WWWW!

Alex said...

I Looooooooooooooove it! Great idea Sunny! These would be great Christmas gives for you to give out, since you like to make all of you gifts!

Dolores said...

Very cute project and you are sooooooooo funny. I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading your blog faithfully. I miss it when you don't post something! I'm new to the blogging world - wish me luck

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

These are awesome!!! What a clever idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this! Love the shells, love the underwater aspect... Just awesome! .. Of course, I expected nothing less from you. :) haha

Christie describeHappy said...

I just sent this on to my brother who is getting married this summer... they are really pretty!!

Heather said...

These are great! You really need to become a paid spokesman for the silicone glue company, because the projects you come up with are amazing!

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!


Maggie Lamarre said...

Sunny i've missed your amazing projects in our weekly parties at

Ginger said...

Love it!! The water in there really does it...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

The Single Nester said...

You did a great job! So beachey!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

OK how cute is THAT!!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love a good knock off and this one is fabulous. I love how thrifty it is as well. This is so great!!! I could go on and on, but I will stop.

Megan Gunyan said...

That is so cute. Take that, Pottery Barn! ;)

Unknown said...

These look amazing! What a clever lady you are! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Totally cool and things are so much better in multiples. :) Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

These turned out wonderful! Love them.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Loved your post so much I featured you this week at my Weekly Link Party

Feel free to stop by and grab a button!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to recreate your idea for a few weeks now, and finally got my butt to the dollar store. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thanks so much for sharing. I linked back to make sure I gave credit to you :)

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