Upscale Beach Candle
I had this blah looking candle and wanted to dress it up for my small dining table.
Wanted to design a fancier way to display a bland candle.
Begin. I found this tall vase at the Goodwill for $3.99. It had some chips around the bottom edge, so I needed to disguise them.
Stopped at Dollar Tree and picked up some Sand, Rocks, and Shells. Had the craft rope and glue on hand. The bottom piece was from a free box at a garage sale. The candle was a gift and it is in a ceramic jar with a lid.
Turned the vase upside down and placed the shells, then rock and finally sand. When turned over I would have my sand on the bottom rocks in the middle and shells on top. Overfilled it at first, so I had reduce some of the contents.
When the bottom was as full as I could manage I ran glue around the edge and added the dish to contain the filling. Using my pallet paint tool to spread it evenly worked quite well.
after 10 hours of drying, I turned the vase over and glued the bottom dish around again. While the glue was still damp I added a piece of the rope around the bottom of the dishes, sealing it firmly and covering the chips in the vase. Where the ends met I added some Shells to cover them up and give the rope a finished look.
Finally I added the rest of my white sand to the bottom of the vase. Next came the candle, placing it in the middle and leveling it. Once that was done I added blue rock and a few leftover shells.
I added another portion of rope to the bottom of the vase toward the top of the stem. Tied a knot then a simple bow.
I am happy with it and my hubby loves it too.
- Vase (Goodwill)
- Sand, rocks, shells (Dollar Tree)
- Glue, rope, candle (Had on hand)