We find all kinds of things buried in our yard and laying around the woods on our property. I guess it comes with owning a house that is almost a century old. But I’m not complaining. I love the excitement of finding old items and figuring our ways to display them around the house and yard. This spring I found an old skate . It’s pretty small, so it probably belonged to a child. For some reason , I instantly found myself forming an attachment to it and thought ” This will make a very interesting planter.” I mean, what else would one do with an old found skate?? I planted some ice plant in it, because they grow well on walls and are very drought tolerant. I think it’s quite lovely.
Like many others, I have become obsessed with Pinterest.com since the day my friend introduced me to the site. And I am happy to say that , although it is a bit of a crafty brain overload, I have found myself actually recreating some of the projects that I have pinned. One of my first projects was also one of my very first pins… DIY CANDY JARS… totally easy, especially since I found that I already had all of the materials. Here is what the original pin looked liked:
I know! Lovely! right?! Mine turned out a little different, but in my opinion, just as lovely….
I used old brass candlestick and different sized jars that I had saved, Painted them in contrasting colors and filled with old fashioned hard candy.
Here’s the how to:
what you need:
~ jars with lids
~ paintbrush (if you use spraypaint , you probably won’t need the brush~obviously)
~ strong craft glue
~ candy for filling
1. Paint your candlesticks and let them dry COMPLETELY (I used 3 coats of paint) Also paint your jar lids and let them dry COMPLETELY.
2. After the paint is dry , glue the bottom of the jars to the top of the candlesticks and let the glue dry COMPLETELY.
3. Fill with candy, replace lids, and enjoy!!!
Categories: (P)interesting ideas, DIY
Tags: candlesticks, candy, craft, DIY, EASY, favor, jars, paint, recycle, reuse, wedding, whimsical