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Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

Make an Easy DIY Vase candle set

Happy snowy Monday everyone!  Due to the cold weather, we are showing you an indoor craft today on how to make an Easy DIY Vase Candle Set.  We had a few readers ask us to do a few crafts that any skill level can complete without tools, so we braved the -20 degree weather here in Ballwin, Missouri and ran over to Joann’s Craft store to grab some items for this fun, indoor warm project!  See readers, we listen to every request 😉

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

I love a rustic yet easy DIY vase candle set – let’s just say it can bring that little something to a room in any season, but truly works wonders in the fall a winter, as it helps bring the outside in!  The great thing about this wonderful Easy DIY Vase Candle Set, you can use these on tables at rustic weddings, anniversary parties, or plain old back deck parties around the BBQ, and bring a little party  to life ;-).

Let’s get started on getting you a new table set – Here’s what we did.

1.  We purchased all the items you see in the photo for this project at Joann’s (if the thrift shop I go to was open I would have purchased my glass vases used, but weather permitting – Joann’s was my first thought).

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

2.  We fired up our hot glue gun, and got to work gluing Panacea polished river pebbles you would use in a planter to the glass vases (we used round, but any type would look awesome – so experiment with what you like.)

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

3.  Once we glued the first rock in a circle at the bottom of the vase, we added a wrap of burlap, and continued gluing on the river rock, and adding the burlap until we reached the top!

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

4.  Then we cut two colors of Panacea decorative accent twin in dark and medium brown.  We twisted the ends together and added the hot glue.  Once stuck, we continued to twist until we wrapped all the areas under and over the polished river rock, creating the design of our Easy DIY Vase Candle Set.

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

5.  We continued a second design on the smaller vase, which we turned into the candle holder.  we used Frog tape (green) from Home Depot to map off our area in a twist, and started adding the Panacea polished river rock to the vase.  When we finished we pulled the tape and added the remaining river rock to the rim at the top.  We added an Inglow brand Flameless real wax LED votive candle and some extra polished river rock to the bottom of the vase and inset the candle.  You can simply turn the candle off and on, no flame to worry about, how easy is that! 🙂

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

Once done, this was the finished, yet easy DIY Vase Candle Set!  I love its rustic look with that tiny pop of red, but of course you can use any color flower’s or even real one if you choose.  I can hardly wait to place lilacs or wisteria inside this vase – Ah, spring cannot get here fast enough!

Easy DIY Vase Candle Set

We hope you enjoyed our Easy DIY Vase Candle Set post today. We truly want all of our readers to feel comfortable in the skill level projects of your choice.  For all levels of projects  visit our blog at Hello I Live Here!  Until next post – happy crafting Hello I Live Here readers – and stay warm all of you in the bad weather states!

Linda 🙂

DIY Candy Cane Candle

DIY Candy Cane Candle

DIY Candy Cane Candle is easy and fun!

Hey everyone let’s make some DIY Candy Cane Candle’s for our table today!  Hope your day is wonderful and warm this Thursday.  Hello I Live Here has made one final project for Christmas, our DIY Candy Cane Candle.  I had one red candle holder so I decided to dress it up for my final Christmas 2013 project this year.  It was a simple DIY candy cane candle project you can pretty much make with everything you have left from your Christmas decorating sprees.  It makes all those Micheal’s and Joann’s craft trips worth that one free project with the left overs and came up with this great new DIY Candy Cane Candle to match my other projects.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

I used all the left over things from my other projects, glitter, fake snow, old red candle holder, red/white stripped candy canes and my burlap and red/white stripped string from Target.  Let’s get started on this quick little DIY Candy Cane Candle project!  Make sure you collect all the items you will use for your project.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

First, I cleaned the candle holder, and dried it.  Then I took my hot glue gun and added my four unwrapped candy canes to the side as shown below.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

Next, I added a coat of Minwax quick dry Polyurethane purchased from The Home Depot to seal the candy canes.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

After that, I added flocked snow letting it dry, and following that with a quick spray of silver glitter.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

Then, I added my ribbons tied into a beautiful bow of burlap twin and red/white string.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

The finished DIY Candy Cane Candle Holder matches my red and white Easy Candy Cane Vase and Joy stocking hanger from our previous projects.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

This was a fast and simple project taking all of about 15 minutes to create.  I just couldn’t waste my left over items, so this DIY Candy Cane Candle cost me nothing to make but my time bringing loads of fun!

I want to thank all of you for reading all our posts we shared this Christmas season, including the Christmas Ornament featured on Bob Vila nation and art projects featured on Hometalk. I hope our Christmas creations have inspired you this Christmas season to up cycle left over and older items.  From the Hello I Live Here family to yours, may you all have the best Christmas this year!  See you for new Christmas decor ideas in December 2014! 😉

Linda

DIY Christmas Art

DIY Christmas Art

Make easy DIY Christmas Art that is fun, reusable, and amazing!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hello I Live Here’s Christmas post for today is DIY Christmas Art! Yep, we are recycling some old frames from our basement decorator corner.  We kept the DIY Christmas art simple and classic using an ordinary black and gold frame and removed the old photos to add our own DIY Christmas Art 🙂  Because the frame is so versatile once you are done using it for Christmas, simply change that ribbon and add a couple photos of your children or grandchildren and continue using it year round.

DIY Christmas Art

Here’s how we made our DIY Christmas Art project:

First, we searched our decor area for the perfect long frame.  I wanted a frame that had two smaller pictures and I knew I wanted it to be black and gold.  After I found it I ran straight to my crafts table and got to work 🙂  I cut the paper on the back open, removed the inside cardboard backing by pushing back on the staples, and removed the glass, storing it for later use.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we took out the two smaller photos, turned them over and used Mod Podge glue to stick down our cut out piece of burlap that has a few sparkles in it.

DIY Christmas Art

We glued two small black clothes pins purchased from Joann’s to the burlap to hold our new art.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we painted a small wooden Angel and star (both purchased from Michael’s) –in red.

DIY Christmas Art

Once the angel and star dried, we clipped them under the small black clothes pins.

DIY Christmas Art

To finish the look, we used burlap and red and white twine we purchased from Target – The same twin we used in our DIY Joy Stocking Hanger post last night.  Once finished we hung next to our Christmas tree upstairs.

DIY Christmas Art

This was an easy, under $5.00 project for Hello I Live Here.  We had everything left in our craft room to use for this project, including the angel and the star (which I use as package tags when I wrap my gifts).  This simple project took about 30 minutes to create – and the best thing I can use this again after Christmas is over.

DIY Christmas Art

That’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  I hope you are enjoying the art projects.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

 

Linda

DIY Stocking Hanger

DIY Stocking Hanger

DIY Stocking Hanger

Hi everyone!  Tonight I made an easy DIY Stocking Hanger I wanted to share with you.  So Sorry for the late post, but I spent the day helping a friend make the lovely lighted gift blocks shown on our blog for her office gift party.

DIY Stocking Hanger

The DIY stocking hanger was a quick little project.  I love the ideas of red and white injected into at least one room of my home, so the choice to do this with a simple DIY stocking hanger really spoke to me.  Our last home had a lovely fireplace, but the new home does not have a fireplace, so I had to get inventive so Santa would find those stockings.

Here’s what I did.

First, I took and old frame of black from my decorator closet and popped out the glass.  I added a piece of sheet metal I purchased from Lowe’s for about $3.99.  It was a perfect fit for the frame so I did not have to cut it.  I simple took out the glass and popped in the sheet metal to give us a beautiful background.

DIY Stocking Hanger

Then, I added my letters “JOY” purchased at Joann’s for $3.99 each.  I simply added red and white stripped ribbon purchased from Michael’s and tied into a bow.  Then I hot glued the letters to the sheet metal.

DIY Stocking Hanger

Next, I added four small clothes pins purchased from Joann’s (bag $3.49).  I Hot glued each clothes pin to the bottom of the frame.

DIY Stocking Hanger

After the clothes pins were set, I hung simple red stockings purchased at Joann’s for $2.99 each, added a beautiful wooden ornament left from my wrapping box last year, and small Christmas charms that are really wine glass tags, to each stocking.  I finished off the look by adding a red and white stripped candy cane to each stocking.

DIY Stocking Hanger

This easy DIY stocking hanger is hung behind our dining table.  It helped to balance the easy DIY candy cane center piece for the table we did a couple days ago.  I also added one of the Painted Christmas Ornaments I completed in yesterday’s post to my center piece to give it a little pop of green.  Make sure you stop by Bob Vila and see our Painted Christmas Ornaments post  featured on his site.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

To me it’s the simple things you can make that brighten your Christmas decor.  These little touches of red and white remind me of my grandmother.  She always had one room that was all red and white, this small touch to our home makes me feel like a child again and think of her 🙂   Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for tonight.  I hope you enjoy trying this Easy DIY stocking hanger craft project.

Thanks for stopping by to view our Christmas decor ideas.  Happy DIY crafting – see you all tomorrow!

 

Linda

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!  Tonight’s post is going to be about painted Christmas ornaments.  It was a freezing day here in Missouri, so I decided to nest inside and craft my heart out today.  This painted Christmas ornaments I am about to show you tonight was a gift one year from my daughters while in grade school.  Every year I decorate our family tree (all Christmas ornaments are handmade and given to us from family members), and when I see this little painted Christmas Ornaments beauty – I just could not help but make these as special gifts for my wonderful sisters and parents.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

This is a speedy process.  You will need to drop by Joann’s and pick up some paint in your favorite colors (I choose to use 3-4 colors in mine), clear plastic or glass ornaments, Mod Podge Glue, ribbon, tags, and hooks.  Now let’s get started on this fun and easy project.

First, I set out all the items I picked up at Joann’s.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Then, I cut the price tags from the to be painted Christmas ornaments, and opened the top by removing the hanger.  Then I take my four colors of paint one at at time adding them into the inside center of the ornament.  You can drip the paint into the ornament any way you want.  Then I added an equal amount of Mod Podge glue, just like I did with the paint colors. The Mod Podge helps the paint adhere.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

After squeezing in the paint and glue (reminds me of that little Disney song… pass me the paint and glue, we’ve got work to do 🙂 I rotated the painted Christmas ornaments around on their sides, going back and forth till all the paint fills the painted Christmas ornament creating the dripping pattern.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once the paint fills the painted Christmas ornaments I turn them upside down and let the remaining paint drip out.  I use an old dish or cutting board for crafts to catch the paint.  Let the paint drip out until it’s dry – a couple hours tops.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once dry, I placed the hanger back inside.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Last, I add ribbon, and a personalized tag to the person receiving it.  You can also add garlands to dress them up.  BAM!  You just made some painted Christmas ornaments.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

It’s always nice to receive something for your tree in the colors you love, so I make my painted Christmas ornaments special to the person receiving the gift.  Some of my sisters are traditional Christmas colors where others, love that touch of purple, blue or orange/silver.  Don’t be afraid to experiment on these gifts, that’s what makes these painted Christmas ornaments special.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  Thank you all for stopping by to see our newest gift idea of the Painted Christmas Ornaments.  Till tomorrow!

Linda

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