Are you looking for a fairly easy handmade gift for that special lady in your life? She may be a friend, your mother, your fiancé, your wife or your sister. In this tutorial I will show you how to press real flowers and use them to decorate glass teacups to make homemade candles. This idea can be used for any occasion, for example birthdays, Mother's Day or weddings. I created this gift specifically in mind for a special bride to be in my life.
Curious how you can cut glass at home? Need to find a use for your old beer bottles? Or ever get inspired to want to decorate with some? Well now you can! I am showing you how to cut (not perfectly but still) beer bottles and turn them into DIY decor or a gift option. You probably have all of this laying around your house (minus the wax and wicks). Happy DIY'ing babes xx.
The second room we have done with plywood plank flooring. The first one was done staining each plank then when they were all dry, we installed them. This time, we installed the planks then stained all at once. Wow! Should have done it like this the first time. Only took about 30 minutes to stain the 9 x 11 room.We used 3/4" 7 ply plywood again, but this time got Home Depot to make the cuts (each 4 x8 sheet cut into 6" x 8' strips) We sanded the planks to give a beveled edge to them, then cleaned off the dust for staining.We used "Liquid Nails" on the back of each board and tacked each one down with 18 guage 1.5" nails. After all the boards were nailed down, we used a pole and pad to apply the stain. We let that dry for 12 hours, then applied the polyurathane the same way. We let it dry for 12 hours before applying the second coat. This time, we opted for a 3rd coat of poly. We then let that "cure" for 4 days before moving furniture on it.Two rooms down, now for the rest of the house...
Often after burning candles and often some of your favorite scents, there is leftovers that often get thrown away! Hmmmm! I decided to take the leftovers(picking out the ones that I do not mind mixing together.
Hey everyone 👋🏽 I'm pretty new to the site and loving everything I'm seeing. I wanted to share a pretty simple DIY I did using mostly dollar tree items. if you'd like to know how I created them here are the easy steps: 1.first you wanna go to the dollar tree lol (thts pretty simple) while I was there I usually browse aro looking for inspiration and the newest items in store. I've been on the hunt for the round candle holders (that I will insert pics of )and I finally found them. They come in gold, silver and a bronze kind of color...(you will need 5 if you decide to make 2 candle holders like I did) i also picked up 2 tall glass candle holders. Other supplies you will need are: hot glue gun or e6000 (it's up to you)2 tall pilar candles (got mine at hobby lobby in a pack of 2 for $5.99) These next items are optional for the decorative candles: diamond wrap (from dollar tree $1.00 or diamond bling sticker strips like I used from hobby lobby $5.99 circle bling stickers $3.99Ok, now let's create some magic😉First, you want to have 3 of the round holders for the tallest one and 2 round holders for the shortest one. Take the glue of your choice (I used both to be double sure lol) and place some around the top of the first candle holder and place the second one on top. Place glue on the second level and place the third one on top of that. Do the same for the second candle holder... glue the two together. of course the hot glue gun will make it easier and faster to most onto the next step. Now that those little guys are glued together, take the two tall pilar glass holders and glue one on the 3-tier stack and the other on the 2-tier stack. And that's that. Now for the candles, like I said this step is optiona... some might want to leave it plain and other might want to jazz them up like I did. if you do them let's get into these very easy steps.I got my gem stickers from hobby lobby but feel free to use bling wrap or whatever your heart desires. The design and sticker choic is up to you. I chose these and all I had to do with the circle gems was to stick them on in layers and I placed them randomly on the candles and with the gem strips just wrap them around the bottom cut off the excess. Now I will say 2 things... one, the gem strip is extremely thick and it will Not allow the candle to rest all the way down in the pilar candle holder which was ok with me because I like the look of it floating. And secondly, I notice after time my stickers (the circles not the gem strips) started falling off and I had to remember that it's wax that it's sticking to lol so you can use e6000 or the fix all adhesive from dollar tree to keep them on. And ladies and gentlemen that is it. I hope you guys understood this rundown since this is my first time having to type my instructions lol (bare with me) I hope you enjoyed and if you make them I hope you love them as much as I do and the attention they bring when people visit my home.
I was reluctant to call this tutorial “Candle Holders from the Scrap Pile”, but that’s exactly where they came from! They were made entirely using scraps I had left over from other projects. Chances are, if you have built a few projects, that you’ll have everything you need in your scrap pile to build some of these candle holders too.
Three years ago when I started crafting, I chose a decoupage project as my first project. What a mistake! Every time I tried to get rid of the air bubbles, I ended up tearing the dang paper! After four or five tries, I was so annoyed that I swore I would never try my hand at decoupage again. Hahahaha, I know…what a sore loser, right? But just like anything else in life, the more you practice, the better you become at it…or should I say, the more you practice, the better you handle the defeat! LOL. A couple months and many defeats later, I must have trained my nerves much better, as I again dared to pick up Mod Podge. This time, surprisingly, everything went excellent, and I managed to make some beautiful antique world map decoupaged candles for Greg’s Mom as a Mother’s Day gift. Since Mother’s Day is approaching, I wanted to share a mother-loved-and-approved project with you, and this makes the cut, as Mom still loves the ones I gave her three years ago. Have you had enough of my yapping? Then let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?First I took a bunch of measurements to find out the size of my LED candles. Once I knew the candle size, I started preparing my antique world maps according to size.
Have a few plain candles in a cabinet somewhere? Today, I’m going to share with you how to add images to candles using a heat gun. Using this technique, I turned plain white inexpensive candles into beautiful ones that look like they came from an upscale boutique. These make great gifts!
I love recycling wine bottles and have been know to rescue them out of other people's trash! I'm sharing with you how to create the look of melted candle wax over a wintry scene using hot glue, mod podge, and a paper napkin. I think the end results are quite lovely! The warm, decorative design adds a whole lot of charm to anyone's décor during the winter months!
This super easy craft project breaks down into two parts; First, collect your foliage and set it pressing, then a couple of weeks later come back and use it in a craft project. Here we have used it to decorate some plain candles.