Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Candlestick Topiaries

Time for more fall crafts! :)  Speaking of fall -- don't forget -- today is the last date to enter Ramble Shamble's fall earrings giveaway!

Well you all know how much I LOVE a cheap and easy, crafty project -- and that's JUST what today is. I saw this idea at a store somewhere -- but of course, I can't remember where. Oh well -- just know it's not my idea. :)

I found this set of candlesticks at the thrift store for $2.99 each:

 

I cleaned them off, took my trusty can of spray paint and gave them a few shiny coats. :)  I used the same paint here as I did on my night table lamps.  I made it super easy on myself and painted the candlesticks and lamps at the same time.  Not that I don't LOVE to spray paint -- but the easier the better, right!? :)


The second step was to take some fall floral leaves and put them in the candle holder.  I used some that I happened to find at the thrift store for $.99 -- but you KNOW the Dollar Store has TONS of cute fall leaves, too -- they're all over the place!

I wrapped several ends together and bound them with a rubber-band.  Then I put them into the candle holder and put little pieces of newspaper around them to hold the leaves in place in the candle holder.


 What do you think???  I just can't say no to a quick and inexpensive project -- so I think they're pretty cute. :) 


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38 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Melissa said...

I like the orange and silver together. I don't think I would have just come up with that on my own but it looks great.

Krista Benskin said...

Very cute! Just might have to borrow that idea!

Jen said...

Love it!

Tina said...

Super cute and I love a quick and easy project myself

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great job amanda! They look fabulous! I so wish I was in a fall mood... but it's still in the 90's and I just cant "feel" fall.
gail

michelle said...

Those turned out very cute! I like the pumpkin too!!

Karen said...

TOO cute! I am so glad I saw the spray paint can. I'm not much of a crafty girl ~ but, you all are teaching me.
Karen sshhhh... I sprayed a lamp base the other day. :)

Nancy said...

Very, very cute! I love what you did with them. And I love how inexpensive the project was; well done!

Nancy

M.O.T.B said...

I tried to spray paint brass candlesticks, but mine bubbled, what did I do wrong?

Bette said...

Those look great!

Stephanie said...

That looks awesome! Love the candle sticks painted silver. I haven't done one fall thing to my house. I need to get on that. @M.O.T.B. you might of been spraying too close to your candle sticks and that can cause bubbles.

katie @ the copper coconut said...

Wow those are great! Love the way they look.

Lee Laurie said...

Great idea! So pretty!

Kat said...

Another great idea! I recently finished a wreath inspired by you. Check out the results at http://minorimperfectionsbykat.blogspot.com/2010/09/just-call-me-copy-kat.html .
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

**Amy** said...

Wow! What a great idea! I really like them!

Sarah said...

I have candle sticks just like this...thanks so much for the idea!

Amy@Crafty Spice said...

Love it! I think we are all trying to get our spray painting in before it turns too cold.

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

I love this idea. What a great way to use candle sticks.

I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Amanda, thank you for stopping. I love this, now, I am all about shabby and roses and pink, but this would work! The candle sticks white with white and pink foliage, ta da shabby!!! Thank you for the idea!!

Carol

Inspired by you said...

Love it! Looks great!

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

What do I think? I think you are amazing and those candlesticks look fabulous! Wow! Great job.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

ClassyGal said...

Very pretty!

mandi @ vintage revivals said...

Miss Amanda, you have done it again! I am loving the crap out of those candlesticks!!

Love your guts
mandi

Thrifty Chic said...

I stumbled across your blog and love the transformations! Adorable!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Super cute! I really do LOVE Spray Paint!!!!! Can really do such a difference :) Thank's for visiting my blog

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Great job! I love random, simple ideas like that :) Your before/afters are fantastic! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for visiting over at Ten June!

xo- M

sharonavinger said...

I LOVE the candlesticks and leaf arrangement! If you don't mind, I'm going to borrow your creative idea.

Life in Rehab said...

Adorable as always, and I like how they drape a little.

Christina said...

Those look great! I have yet to decorate for fall, it feels too warm here in DC still! I may have to take some inspiration from you!

Ginger said...

AAhhhhh! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Suzanne said...

These are fabulous! So great for a fall arrangement!

Anny said...

Awww this is so pretty!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

You did a great job. I really like the candlesticks.

Jill said...

Gorgeous job!

I'm having a fall link up party on friday and would love if you would join!!

~JILL
envirocraftiness.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

That is some nice work and creative thinking...love it, now I know what to do with those ugly original things if I ever see them in my thrift days.

shannon i olson said...

Those look great, simple but elegant and what a great touch.

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love that silver! what a perfect change. It's just lovely! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Ginger said...

Don't forget to check out The Halloween Scene at SSB!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-scene-1.html

xoxo
Ginger

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