I was cleaning out the cabinets of miscellaneous stuffs over the weekend and found a fabulous candle holder left lonely and unused. It’s got a terrific glass cylinder held by an elegant cast iron stand. I stopped using it because tall candles always left wax marks on the glass if anyone moved the thing around and dust was shown off like it was the star of the piece. I’m having a fancy little luncheon for Mother’s day this year so I thought I’d turn this candle holder into a potted plant holder to pretty up the table.
Easy peazy, right?
Just clean the glass out, add some gems to the bottom, pile on the dirt and plant a vibrant plant (no idea what kind of plant it is) and voila! No need for glue or even scissors on this one. I could had added some twine or a pretty wire embellishment, but I love the vessel just as it is, so adding the right flowers was the main focus.
Bonus! is a double whammy for me… the potted plant was a birthday gift from my grandmother, so now I can show it off in style. You can make a flower vase out of just about anything. Think pretty glass jars and beautiful blooms. Look around your own house for any decorative piece you might be neglecting and turn it into duel purpose points of interest. For a more artistic effect, fill glass cylinder with water beads and flower stems or plants that can thrive without the dirt.
Here are a few other project inspirations made from repurposed items that I simply painted to liven up and make new again.
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Here are some other things I’ve created that would make great Mother’s Day gifts and accessories.