I’m so excited that Wednesday is finally here. I could get used to having this Fall Festival every week, it has been so.much.fun!
Let’s not waste anytime, let’s get this party started……
There’s a fantastic GIVEAWAY this week!!!
Info @ the bottom of this post~ squeal!!! You’ll love it.
Alright, here we go ~
for my project this week I thought I would take on a project of a collection I’ve always wanted in my home, but have resisted because they tend to be rather pricey.
Ha~ not any more.
DIY version of vintage Mercury Glass Candle-holders.
I did use Martha’s post as a bit of a reference in the “how-to” for making mine. Although, I knew I wanted to include some metal flakes in my candle-holders & I also knew I wanted to include a vintage lace pattern in some of the candle-holders.
ALL but 2 of my candle-holders were from the dollar store. You know the ones that everyone is making hurricanes out of. Yep, those are the ones, I just decided to make mine into a diy mercury glass.
craft paper or newspaper
any type of spray glue (doesn’t have to be a stencil glue, it’s what I had on hand)
KYRON LOOKING GLASS SPRAY PAINT
***outside of the purchase from the dollar store for my candle-holders, several weeks ago, the only things I purchased for this project was the KYRON LOOKING GLASS SPRAY PAINT & the metal flakes. I purchased both at Michael’s Craft Store with a 50% off coupon. Total spent on the 2 products was $11.49. Everything else I had on hand, as I think most of you would as well.***
After following Martha’s tips as to how to wrap & prep for this project, I also went to cutting & paper shaping my doilies.
Then I used the painter’s tape to secure the paper doilies around.
This above candle-holder has the spray glue inside (step 1) then I attached the metal flakes with skewer sticks (step 2). The I taped the paper doilies to the candle-holder (step 3).
Then using the same craft paper or newspaper you used to cover the OUTSIDE of your candle-holder when you sprayed the glue INSIDE, wrap it around again (step 4). Then with light short bursts spray the INSIDE with the Looking Glass Spray Paint (step 5). I did 2 coats on each candle-holder.
***It is important to note that this project took a lot of time (for the drying process) but I used a cardboard box to place everything in, to allow for drying time. Plus when I needed to walk away, it was all in one spot. The steps are really easy. It’s not really a complicated process, it just the drying & prepping that took the longest. I did practice on 2 empty pickle jars before starting on a candle-holder. Just to find a system that worked.***
Here’s the finished product.
(I know you are all sick of looking at my mantel, so I will spare you only a day & night photo of the *entire* mantel.)
All 10 of my DIY Vintage Mercury Glass Candle-holders during the day~
And night ~
I think it adds a “SPOOKY FACTOR” to our front room!
Plus, during the Fall & Winter, I love me some candles burning in the house at night. Cozy.
I am thrilled with the results! The 3 larger ones, I just sprayed the Looking Glass Spray & that’s it. The rest of the collection, I used the metal flakes & the paper doilies. I love that they vary. I think the variation makes the collection look a little bit more vintage & that it wasn’t all purchased at one place at the same time.
Here’s what a couple of them look like in a smaller setting ~
I love both looks. The entire collection together or a small grouping.
What do you think?
Now about that lovely GIVEAWAY form SHOP 24!!!
One lucky winner will be able to pick one pillow from The Fall Collection of SHOP 24!
Here’s the collection, all handmade, all hem stitched, all embroidered, all simply lovely ~
That’s right the winner gets to pick which pillow they want!
Just leave a comment to be entered in the GIVEAWAY. You do not have to link up.
***ALL I ask is that you follow this blog in order to enter the giveaway.***
If you would like extra points for the giveaway, well that’s easy too ~
Visit SHOP 24 & let me know what you like over there in a separate comment.
SHOP 24′s owner is Lisa of THE PENNINGTON POINT (you know, the one with 9 kids!!!) If you would like another entry for the GIVEAWAY, subscribe to her blog. Leave me a separate comment.
on a side note, she recently showed her pantry in her kitchen…I was dying to see it, you know with 9 mouths to feed + the parents. I just wanted to see it for the grocery factor alone, but of course it was as organized as can be. But yep, she shows all sorts of stuff on her beautiful blog, plus she’s a hoot!
if you want to tweet, FB, or do a post about the giveaway each will count for an extra entry.
Just leave a separate comment.
this blessed nest on twitter ~ @thisblessednest
the pennington point on twitter ~ @homespun6
Okay, can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to lately.
Don’t forget to leave separate comments for extra entries for the giveaway!
Let the mixing & mingling begin…..
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