Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sort of a Tutorial? Mosaic Hurricane Candle Holders

I have a hard time calling this an actual tutorial, because all I basically did was glue, but I glued with pictures! So here goes.

It all began with this sad, tired candle thing that I did a couple of years ago. It has been moved from place to place to place, and I'm just sick to death of it. But, I wanted to do something with the sea glass pieces. (Not actual sea glass. Just the stuff in the floral section in little bags for a buck called sea glass. But still, pretty colors!)

While shopping at the Evil Empire this morning, I found these vases, left over from Valentine's Day, for only $1.20 each. (Shut up! I know!) I also got a small tube of clear silicone adhesive (found in the hardware section with the caulk and liquid nails). Less than $3.

I decided the use the not-sea-glass pieces as a mosaic on the bottom of the vases.

Although this project can be completed without the Cadbury Mini Eggs, why would you want to?

The short version? Just start gluing the pieces of glass on the vase! Easy peasy.

I stole the basic technique from Betz White, who has a great tutorial on her site about making cake plates with glass plates and glasses. (Go there! I can't explain, but it is genius!)

"Your silly craft project bores me. "

This is about halfway finished. The silicone is substantial enough that it holds the pieces of glass in place.

Almost there!

I'm going to use these on my deck this summer. I'm so happy with them, and I think it was a great way to use the not-really-sea-glass. I think I may also put about a cup of sand inside each one to hold the candle, to really push home the beach idea.


Beadiful Things by Ann Westby said...

Verily cute! Thanks for sharing. :-)


VERY cool! I LOVE those colors!

I need to check for more of those vases. I have a couple around here already, but for that price I need some more! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Luv the quotes you give the pets!

PamperingBeki said...

Really cute!! Good job.

High Desert Diva said...

These are great...and I loved the inserts of Cadbury chocolates, and bored felines!

Sheila said...

These look GREAT! I think the sand would be perfect.

jewelstreet said...

Ooh! Those are fantastic. That would be a great project for my crafty daughter. Thanks for the links as well.

JennyC.No3 said...

love the craft! hmmm, it's giving me ideas for some of my own crafts this weekend ...

Beadiful Things by Ann Westby said...

Forgive me, but: Tag, you're it!

The Rules

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Play or don't play; it's all the same to me. I already broke the rules by only tagging 4 bloggers rather than 7. :-S

Allison said...

So beautiful. It would be great to collect real sea glass for these on vacations!

Vito Porkleone said...

You're so crafty!

Manda said...

great project! i love the cat picture. haha