Monday, May 10, 2010

DIY Thrifty Treasure, candle remake

I am linking to The DIY Showoff and Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures.  Please check out both parties to see many more great ideas!

I am probably the last person to work with these candles, but when I took a trip to my local Kmart recently, I found these on clearance for $1 each.  The place mat came from Publix and was $1.19.  You first saw these two finds in this post last week. 
Please excuse the fact that I didn't take 'during' pictures, but here are the final products.
I cut the burlap place mat to fit one of the larger candles.  I wasn't sure how much I would get out of it, but surprisingly enough I ended up doing both tall ones and a small Dollar Tree candle I had sitting on my kitchen counter.  A good example how nothing is safe around my house!  After I clued the burlap on all three, I got out my embellishments and just came up with something, deciding on black (and white) ribbon on two of them, and aqua beads on the third one.  I love how they turned out.
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BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your candles look fabulous! Great job. :-)

Wendy said...

They look great! And you arent the only one, I havent used them either!

The Raven said...

Great idea! I'm totally inspired.

Julie and Sara said...

I wish I was as creative as you are!! I love projects, but just can't seem to find the time...or have any really good ideas. I never would have thought of that!

Great job! They look fabulous! :)