25 Ways to Update, Decorate & Repurpose Plain Pillar Candles – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Ways to Update, Decorate & Repurpose Plain Pillar Candles – Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

While I am one who generally loves a plain white pillar candle, over time many of them get too nicked or discolored to still have the same fresh effect they once had. {Some have never even been used - either} While springing for new candles probably won't break the bank - why not transform them and give them a brand new look.This week's Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is all about ways to update and decorate plain pillar candles. Whether you are re-purposing old candles or buying new ones - a little creativity can turn a simple candle into a Continue reading

Spray Painted Quatrefoil Glass Hurricane Luminary {Using Vinyl Stencils}

Spray Painted Quatrefoil Glass Hurricane Luminary {Using Vinyl Stencils}

I have wanted to make this luminary for quite sometime; ever since creating the paper luminaries last year. Since paint is more permanent than the paper, I just needed to find the setting that I could put it and enjoy it before feeling the need to change things around. With my new love of Krylon metallic’s {found around my latest living room creations} I knew I finally had the perfect place and color in mind. The Paper Cut Luminary was one of the first projects I created when I received my Silhouette. I even made a few for a Kiddie Continue reading

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Leaf Hurricane Centerpiece

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Leaf Hurricane Centerpiece

Pottery Barn always does an incredible job of creating spectacular centerpiece displays; usually by combining random assortments of natural, rustic elements. It seems all you pretty much need is a clear glass vessel of any shape and size, toss in a few fillers, and you too can have an instant centerpiece ready for virtually any season. I was inspired originally by last years November catalog and collaborated a few ideas together to create my own fall centerpiece. They have also brought some of the same ideas back again this year; you can Continue reading

Silhouette Giveaway Project No. 1 {Paper Cutting Luminary}

Silhouette Giveaway Project No. 1 {Paper Cutting Luminary}

I am having some fun exploring the Silhouette! I have always wanted a craft cutter, though I never really knew the full capabilities of what these little machines can actually do. I have never owned one and to be honest I thought 'vinyl' right away, but decided to start out with some paper cutting first. I am so excited about this Silhouette I just have to share how easy and quick this machine creates projects; It takes crafting to a whole new level! Even though I could have made a design using the software included, I thought I would browse Continue reading

Cute as a Button ~ Candle Holder

Cute as a Button ~ Candle Holder

I love buttons ~ I think they are so cute. Sorting through these today I thought about how adorable they would look with some glowing candlelight peeking through the button holes. I had to make it happen...what do you think? This is so simple to do and I know many of you may have a stash of extra buttons and candles making this a $0 put together. I was going to use a plain glass votive but had this glass candle I purchased from Wal-Mart (Fresh Linen Scent) for my laundry room. They run about $1.00 and once the candle burns out you can Continue reading