This is one of those projects that came together with things I already had in the house.
Those are the best kind of projects. Especially right after Christmas, I am trying to use what I have on hand first before going and buying anything new.
As I mentioned yesterday, my husband bought me three flameless candles for Christmas. I am in love with these candles...they look so real, even in person.
When I opened them Christmas morning and saw the container they came in, I knew I wanted to make something out of it. I wasn't sure exactly what in the moment, but it came to me yesterday.
They would make awesome candle holders.
I had bought this music note wrapping paper from Home Goods before Christmas, but never used it. It's a nice weight and would be perfect to cover the tubes the flameless candles came in.
I was going to use mod podge, but decided to just use a glue stick.
I cut the wrapping paper to size (I was able to get all three covered with just one width of the paper) and then glued the wrapping paper all around.
Then I used leftover ties that were used to ship the area rug in my daughter's room (yep, I kept those thinking they might look cool on a project someday). I used my hot glue gun to adhere the ties.
I wanted something to cover the seam where the ties met. I decided to make clay tags . You can check out a full tutorial on how to make these clay tags here. I used a heart shape cookie cutter and stamped the words on the clay before I baked it. After I baked it I painted the stamped letters using craft paint.
Then I used my hot glue gun again to adhere the clay tags.
I added them to my vignette on my coffee table in my "new" family room.
One more finishing touch - I tied some left over wire ribbon (one with music notes on it too) to the glass vase with flowers on the table.
When my husband saw what I had made with the containers the candles came in, he said, "I saw them as boxes to be thrown away, somehow you see home decor." I think that sums me up perfectly.
What do you think? Do you love them as much as I do? I best part is that they were free!
Have a great weekend!