*please excuse the poor (and inconsistent) photography in this post *
Alright—I caved. I just couldn’t take it anymore—I HAD to have one (or two, or four)!
Everyone in blogland
is has been (I’m a little behind) making their own hurricane vases. They looked SO GOOD and it’s a great project for a cheapskate like me so… I did it. And I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!
Actually, since discovering E6000 glue- my new obsession- I have made a few things to add to my collection. Yes—I have a collection of glass. I LOVE glass serving/décor pieces. Glass just goes with everything- making it versatile- and cheapskates like me like versatile.
The first thing I made was this cute apothecary jar.
It’s a dollar store lidded glass jar and a dollar store glass candlestick and my new favorite E6000 glue! Brilliant right? I can't take credit for the idea though. I think I first saw it on Dollar Store Crafts.
Then I found a cute pack of 2 small candlestick holders at a different dollar store.
|2 for a dollar! That makes them $.50 each!|
I had in my collection already a really plain glass vase from the dollar store so I decided to try something kinda unconventional. Since these candlesticks are roughly the same size at the top and bottom, I glued it to the vase upside down. This made a dual use piece (hooray versatility!).I’m not sure I love it as a footed vase (it's kinda awkward looking), but then again… I don’t hate it either... and if I group it with other glass things it probably wouldn't stick out so much.
I do kinda love it as a tall candlestick. Makes it something that you can customize with the seasons (or for holidays or parties etc). Once I can find another matching plain vase (my usual dollar store doesn’t have them anymore) I’ll use the other small candlestick to make a set.
Then I went and made what everyone in blogland has made—because I HAD to. The inspiration piece from William Sonoma is so beautiful.
|Williams Sonoma had these in 3 sizes with prices ranging from $56 - $118 each (I think they are discontinued)|
But for $2, I just COULDN’T not make one (or two). So…
2 dollar store fluted vases + 2 dollar store glass candlesticks + 2 bags of dollar store rocks + 2 small dollar store white pillar candles + a little dollar store hemp twine = BEAUTIFUL!
|notice the glue is almost completely invisible.|
Now I just have to find a place for them… for now they reside on my dining table. And I love them.
P.S. I have plans to make a glass cake stand too once I find just the right flat glass plate to put atop another glass candlestick. Stay tuned…