Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cocktail Glass Candle Holders

You know those tall and elegant wood candle sticks that people always use for upcycling projects? I have always wanted one. Thing is, I don't know where to find them. I know there is a street in Manila where you can good antiques but I haven't had a chance to go yet. But I had an urgent need to redecorate (you will see why later) so I decided to improvise for now.

 I bought some cheap cocktail glasses:
The small ones are P30 ($0.70) and the bigger ones are P44 ($1)
Turn the bigger ones upside down and then glue the smaller ones on top and you get these:
Still not the candlesticks I wanted, but they will do. Add some vase fillers and small white candles and...
I have 2 beautiful decorative candles for less than P200 ($4)!

Now, let's go back to my urgent need to decorate. You see, the corner work area in our living room I prepared more than a year ago...
...has turned into this:
corner eyesore.
Notice those 2 white bottles? Those are the vodka bottles I posted last week. I already finished spray painting them white... but they are still a work in progress (as soon as I figure out what else to do with them). The 2 speakers are part of our home theater system, and the rest are Andrea's toys and other stuff around our house that found their way there. And can you find the laptop in all that mess? Right... it's right there under the table, on the chair.

To start, I cleared all the junk out of the table. Except for the speakers. My husband told me they have to stay there *sigh*. I took a cream lacy table runner (again, from my grandmother), a big white vase that my mother-in-law bought years ago, and my candle holders... put it all together and...

Better.

And if you're wondering about the work area concept? Well... this is really silly but I later found out that I can't get a good broadband signal from this corner of our house so turning this into a work area didn't really work.

I am linking up to the following link parties: (yey, link parties, I'm back!!)
Made by You Monday at Skip to My Lou | Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative | Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do | Around Tuit at Creating My Way To Success | Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff | Craft-O-Maniac Monday at Craft-O-Maniac | Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple | Inspire Me Mondays at Singing Three Little Birds | The DIY Showoff | Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T. | A Marvelous Mess at Marvelously MessyHandmade Tuesdays at Ladybug Blessings | Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios | Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie | Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog | Tuesday Party at Running with Glitter | Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts | Show Me What Ya Got at Not JUST a Housewife | We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado | Sugar & Spice at Seven Thirty Three | Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design | Your Whims Wednesday at My Girlish Whims | Will See It Wednesday at Fabric Bows and More | Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts | Hoo's Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting | Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple | Get Your Brag On at Gluesticks | Thrilling Thursdays at Paisley Passions | A Crafty Soiree at Katie's Nesting Spot | Catch a Glimpse at A Glimpse Inside | Commercial Break Thursday at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom | Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge | Finished on the 15th at FaveCrafts |

5 comments:

Jill said...

Your old 'workspace' looks much better now! What an innovative idea with the glasses!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

meijo's JOY said...

I think the candle holders are gorgeous and definitely to 'light' up wherever you place them! Good job!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

woah, what a cool idea! they look awesome! Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

Ginger said...

Great idea! I'm following you from Fingerprints on the Fridge. Would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on over on my blog right now. :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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