Cutie Candle Tute!

First...I want to mention again my friends NEW blog...she's typing and crafting up a storm...please go check it out over at Sew What? That's How I Roll
Now on to the project:

So this came along by mistake...I originally bought this hurricane to put this pillar candle I also bought and to wrap it in ribbon to make it look "fall like" Since I don't have a whole lot of fall decorations. But when I got it home put the candle in it and put the ribbon on the bottom something looked off...so I thought...and thought...what can I do to balk this up a bit?

Then it hit me....a candle stick for a candle holder!

First I tipped the hurricane up side down and put the candle holder right side up.

I then was going to put a bead of (PVC) contact cement (you can use epoxy or reg contact cement)...then I realized that the PVC cement lid wouldn't open to the rim of the candle holder and couldn't find my "real" contact cement...I didn't want to wait until I got to go into town next so.....

I used no more nails....it says glass...so I'm gonna use it!

Then tip it upside down eyeball it to line it middle with the hurricane vase and put a weight on it...

left it for a while to dry and turned it back over...Normally this would look horrible because the no more nails stays white...BUT since there is never going to be an empty bottom in it..It's fine. I put my coffee scented pillar in fixed the ribbon on it to look PURDY and tadaa! I love it!

I would have probably put some coffee beans in it but I'm fresh out...actually I didn't have any to begin with...ever and I should have cleaned the glass before the photos since I put my spotty little finger prints all over it but...ya know.
I'm going to get another vase and candle to make one more with the other candle stick I have.

This total project cost me 2.00 for the vase and 1.25 for the candle, that's 3.25 plus tax! That's it! Fancy and Fall..if you don't have glass candle sticks..go to a thrift store..I think I got mine at Value Village for .99 or 1.99 way back when I thought they were cute but not sure what I'd do with them.
The awesomest news is...in the winter all I have to do is change the candle or ribbon and I'm good to go!

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  1. Very nice. I think I may have to hit the thrift shop again today! ;-)

  2. That is AMAZING!!!! I Love Love Love it!
    I might have to try something like this for my dining room table... for now it will stay cluttered with craft junk hahaha.

  3. I love this! stopping by from House of Grace :)

  4. That turned out great. I have that candlestick and bowl. I need to make this. Just tooo cute Ü

  5. Lovely! For some reason, I've never been able to envision totems myself. Great job! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

  6. LOVE this idea! I just did a post earlier this week on the very same thang!!! Great minds huh? I love turning those cast off jars and candle stick holders into goodies for your home!
    Have a great week!

  7. Love it! Very pretty.

  8. I've got to get around to trying this!!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)