Friday, February 4, 2011

Goodwill & Dollar Tree Hurricanes

Well I haven't been very productive the past couple days but I did manage to put these guys together = )

It was kinda nice to have all this stuff laying around the house and not have to make a trip to any craft store. I picked up the candlestick bases a looong time ago from one of my Goodwill stores. I think they were maybe a buck a piece and they already looked like this (maybe silver leafed?), glass from Dollar Tree, scrapbook paper from a Martha book and the sand from the floral dept at Michael's.

Here's how they started out
Everything fit perfectly! You gotta love it when things work out like that = )

I used crinkle scissors to cut the paper and liked the tattered-ness of it. Not that anyone will be close enough to read but its got all kinds of mushy sayings on it = ) My strips weren't long enough to go around the entire glass so I used some mini glue dots to quickly adhere 2 strips. I totally plan to take the paper band off and use these after Valentine's too (minus the red sand, of course)!

Now to find a party to link to......


  1. two posts in one week???? what has gotten into you?

  2. Great job! Don't ya love it when you have stuff lying around to craft with?! I am WAY behind in the craft department... I better get on it because Valentine'd day is a week from now!

    Shhh, don't tell anyone but I'm thinking about playing hookie from work on Wednesday so crafting might be in order for that day. ;)

  3. Wow Emily....What a great fit. I always look for candle holders like those at Goodwill and never have luck. I am going to have to start going to the dollar store more...I had no idea they sold hurricane glasses like those!

    Take care,

  4. I can't believe the candlesticks and glass fit perfectly. What luck! Such a clever idea. They look great!

  5. What a great project. How many glasses did you try to fit on before you discovered these ones!!! Ha!!

    I bet they look extra gorgeous in real life.

    I'm your new follower.