Changeable Valentine Candle Decor
For wrap your pillar candles with fancy papers, fabric or trim that you can easily remove on February 15th.
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I've got a delightful project for you today. I am going to show you how to take glass candle holders you can get from the Dollar Tree and then, using mastic - also from the Dollar tree - and a mould, we're going to wrap the molded shape around the glass candle holder.You might not know what mastic is, so let me tell you. It's something plumbers use - I think 🤪. It's also called caulk, which you may have heard of. It's that stuff that you can find in the bathroom that goes around your sink or tub. It's what seals out the water. And I found out that the stuff is amazing for crafting - especially for using it in silicone moulds!Why - you might ask? Because the mastic casting comes out as a flexible object! That means you can wrap the dried form around curved items - such as glass candle holders 😃, whoo hoo!
I was at the thrift store a few days ago looking for some outdoor pots. I came across these cool-looking bamboo placements and an idea hit me. These would be a super easy DIY outdoor candle holder! So I picked them up along with a glass candle jar.
As I scrolled through the Anthropologie candle section I realized a project I had put onto the back burner was actually something that came to like on Anthro…so now my project is inspired by them…even if it’s been something on my brain for the longest LOL I’ve been saving vintage brass & silver containers that I’ve thrifted to make into candles…problem is that before 2 weeks ago I had never made a candle. BUT GUYS! It’s such a fun hobby to start, it may seem overwhelming with all you need to start but there’s a bunch of things you’ll only need to buy once. So let’s get started on this DIY Anthropologie candle that will have your house smelling AMAZING in no time at all!First, let me share the Anthro candles that inspired me to get my booty in gear…just LOOK at those prices! Yes, I get it is vintage copper but lucky for me I’m in thrift stores quite a bit & it can be found on eBay if you’re willing to look.
As part of our eco mission we ditched bottled hand wash a long time ago in favour of bars of soap. This has been one of the easiest swaps ever, but it does have one drawback. When the soap gets too small to use it means wasting some, they occasionally snap and sometimes they just start looking plain awful after a while (have you ever been in a public loo with a bar of soap that you're convinced would add dirt to your hands rather than remove it? Well, like that but obviously not as bad haha). Here I show a solution to all those problems.
Full disclosure: This build was sponsored by Concrete Countertop Solutions. All opinions contained in this post and the associated video are my own.Have you seen the price of wood lately?! That’s a stupid question. Of course, you have. Due to the soaring cost of lumber, I decided to build this outdoor with the goal of using no wood at all.
If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I enjoy switching up spaces every now and then. Our back entry used to have a closed in coat closet, which was great but as we don’t usually enter through the back, I found it to be a waste of space.
I love the look of a fireplace full of candles. It adds a romantic flair and makes the home feel cozy for the winter months. I had contemplated buying a number of pillar candles to achieve such an effect, when I thought of repurposing some lumber from my Dad's woodland property, as well as some birch logs I had purchased from Michaels craft store. (Yes that is right. They sell craft lumber at Michaels!) The result are these rustic branch candles, that are cheap and relatively easy to make.
We just finished up our reclaimed barn wood farmhouse table and had some left over chunks of the wood slab. I wanted to be able to use every last bit so I decided to make rustic reclaimed barn wood tea light candle holders. That description is quite a mouth full, I apologize for that.
I hate to waste, and I don't like messes, so I decided to clean my wood work area. I think of projects based on the materials I have around the house, and this week I had some 3x3 posts left over from some tables I built. I also had some wood fence board scraps. I decided on some tall floor size candle holders. Try thinking of projects you can make from things you already have at home. You'll be surprised what you can come up with.
Here's an easy diy that you can make for yourself or give to someone special in your life. Perfect for an outdoor patio or porch in the summer or indoors anytime. Visit my Projects Page to see tons of fun and easy handmade and diy projects.
This is a super easy project, has a high end look, and doesn't look handmade! Plus, you can refill it over and over again.Everything I used to create this piece was from dollar tree except for the candle wicks, e6000 (but I think you can get small tubes at the dollar tree now), thermometer (pictured further down), and my paint, but you can use any paint. Read on to see how I made this beautiful modern 3 wick candle for about $5!*Time estimate Is based off of actual work time, does not include dry times/wax cooling times
So many times when my husband and I get a dinner out alone, we talk about bills, work and the daily grind. This year for Valentine's Day, I thought I would plan a dinner in and make some conversation stones so that we talk about other things than what is going on day to day.
Candles are a perfect décor for any time of the year because they burn easily (no storage problem!) and provide a lot of opportunities to turn into or to be integrated in seasonal DIY projects.So let me show you an easy way to decorate candles by transferring beautiful images from paper napkins to wax, and you'll get a stunning result.Actually, you could even say that I’ll teach you how to DIY printed candles.
Welcome 2021, Happy New Year! Oh boy, 2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I know that most of us have dealt with personal challenges, I mean that is life in and of itself, right? Life is a crazy ride on a good day, but this past year it’s been extra “special”. As I look back on 2020 I personally don’t want to focus on just the negative(s), I really want to try to focus on the silver linings that presented themselves. One of those good things has been the first Saturday of every month, the Cozy Living series has really been a light for me and has kept me wanting to be creative. As I share this Scandinavian inspired candleholder, my first project for 2021, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful to have you here sharing in my little corner of the world, it means so very much! Thank YOU! Cozy Living Team
Hanging a rug as wall art is an excellent way to cover a large area of wall in your home with a new texture, I love that instead of another hard surface on the wall like framed art it can add some softness to the walls & sometimes in a less expensive way if you aren’t hanging anything precious. I recently found this rug for $5 (at 5 below) & knew I had the perfect place for it…and you can probably already tell it wasn’t going on the ground! I put a plan together to hang this rug as wall art & it worked out so perfectly that I had to share it with y’all because I just love sharing a good DIY ( you can see them all here).
Do you have a few pieces of old wood laying around? Are you looking for something to do with them? Come see how to build a birdhouse with scrap wood! With a little bit of imagination, you can turn that old pile of wood into something that your bird friends will love!
I’ve spotted a few articles on the internet about how to make your own reusable sponges, so I thought I’d whip up a few for myself and try them out. I’m always looking for clever eco-friendly alternatives to household cleaners and supplies. Regular kitchen sponges are made from polyurethane foam, which is harmful to the environment, and they also harbor bacteria. These reusable sponges are a healthier choice and can be tossed in the wash when dirty. I also discovered they are easy to make and work like a charm! (Affiliate links included for your convenience. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See disclosure here.) supplies needed: cotton fabric remnantterry cloth remnant quilt battingupcycled vegetable mesh bag rotary cutter & mat step 1 – cut the fabric With a rotary cutter and mat, cut one piece of terry cloth, one piece of cotton fabric, and two pieces of cotton quilt batting, each measuring 5″ x 7.5″.
A girlfriend and I hit up an outdoor flea market near me this weekend in Dover, New Hampshire. Followed up with a lobster roll at Stonewall Kitchen’s flagship store in York, Maine. Aren’t those just the best kind of days? Thrifting with the Gals I’d love to invite you to join me, along with some of the best thrifting gals I know over on Instagram every Wednesday, where we share all our thrifting adventures, and tips and tricks. We also share how we decorated with all of our finds every Thursday of the month here on the blog. So be sure to sign up for my newsletter to follow along.
Do you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs or want to create a way to enjoy more plants in your small space? Check out how you can transform a thrifted shelving unit into an herb or garden planter for the porch or patio. This would be an easy and inexpensive option for those limited to apartment balconies as well.
Moving right along on all the repairs needed on the Texas Blue Bungalow. The guest bathroom needed floor repairs when we bought the house. They are finally completed 10 months later!I painted this bathroom right away because, well it was, um yeah! Click HERE to see what color is used to be!NOTE: I'm not a pro, I'm just winging it!
My sister asked if I would be able to make her a pallet daybed for her entertainment area. She wanted the daybed to be big enough for 2 people to sit comfortably on and wanted it to be sturdy. Her entertainment area is sheltered but when we get heavy rain it does get wet. That is why she chose to have the daybed made from pallets.
Have you ever had an idea to repurpose something and just keep putting it off? This decor project is one of those ideas. I was able to score a bundle of yardsticks at auction and I knew I had to get busy then! This is so simple, but turned out to be one of my favorite DIYs to date.You won’t believe how dang simple this was and if you are a vintage lover like I am, you will love this even more.
This popcorn tin storage ottoman is so easy to make! Plus, it is great for camping, RVing, or using at home.When I found a large empty popcorn tin container at the thrift store for just 25 cents, I knew I had to buy it. But I didn’t know what to do with it. Until I realized it would be great as an ottoman around the campfire and in my RV!
Is spring cleaning and organization still happening? I was super happy to get this cabinet organized. I started realizing that with cabinets, items get tossed to the back and are never seen..which means never used and it's hard to know what you really have. The solution was to create pull-out drawers so every item in the cabinet was accounted for.To see how these hold up, or for other DIY ideas, make sure to check out my Instagram.
Chippy old windows might just be one of the most beautiful pieces of décor you can add to your farmhouse-style home! There is something so lovely about the wavy glass in every wooden pane that reminds us of the past and a simpler time.
Beautiful Buffet Redesign with Woodubend, Paint Couture, and Posh Chalk Pigments
Each spring I do a big landscaping update to the mulched bed sections of our front yard. I always have to wait until Mother’s Day for the maple helicopters to stop falling (we get a ton) before I can get started raking them up.This year I started the big project on Mother’s Day and ended up spending seven hours on the first day. Sometimes I like doing manual labor, ha!This is the before we were working with. One year old washed out mulch, overgrown lily patches, all the helicopters, and some random weeds.
When I walk around Dollar Tree and see random items that I can create with, it makes me super excited to get home and get crafty! For $3.00, I picked up a wreath form and two garlands then used some supplies from my stash to create a Patriotic Garland Wreath DIY project. Perfect for the Fourth of July and the rest of the year. I like to show my spirit for all things red, white, and blue by keeping up some decorations year-round. It also helps me remember the brave men and women who have made us the Home of the Free because of the Brave.
I love to transform unwanted and damaged items of a vintage nature by breathing new life into them and when I saw this piece of slate on a string in local charity shop thought it would be a great item to be decorated and be durable for the garden .