Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Candle Holder


After Christmas last year, I was shopping at Shopko with my mom one day and happened upon this beauty.  For $3.00, I knew that I had to buy it and that I could somehow make it pretty.


I know you want one just like it, don't you.

Well, I painted it cream and then using painters tape created the green and yellow lines.  Once the paint was dry, I went over it with a little sand paper.


Next, using some stamps I have from my scrapbooking supplies, I painted the word Spring and then used a flower stamp for the dot over the "i".


I was shopping at Hobby Lobby the other day and came across these darling votive holders.  They are originally $2 each, but all of the spring stuff is 50% off right now.  Score!  They fit perfectly into the holes that were already there.


The grass is just stuff I already had on my mantel and it's just sitting right behind the candle holder. 


 See?
Overall, I am pretty pleased with the way that it turned out and especially love the way it brightened up my mantel.  
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6 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Cute, Jonie! What a lucky find to snag votive holders that fit- they are perfect for the project, it was fate! :) Love the bright colors!
xoxo,
Amy

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the spring colors in this project, Jonie. Cute idea! It looks great on your mantel.

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

Darling Jonie! Such a fun set of colors, it's so happy! Plus I love the pic in the background... ;)

Michelle said...

Thank you for setting those birds free! Love the bright colors!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

How fun! Love how colorful it is!!

collette said...

Love it! So cute, as always! :)