Thursday, August 25, 2011
DIY Lighted Home Accent And More
Ever since we had Nicole from Crafty Soccer Mom on Bacon Time share her adorable gumball holder DIY project, I have been wanting to try making one of my own. I have been trying to avoid candy, so I put my own twist on it. My son and I worked on this together.
It's a great project to have the kids help. I let my son pick out the color of spray paint used. To be honest I was hoping he would pick white, so that I could easily change it up to work as a holiday accent throughout the year. He ended up picking blue, but I know I will be able to make it work for Summer and patriotic holidays, as well as Christmas. Instead of filling ours with gumballs we filled it with glass gems, battery operated tea lights, and glass votive holders (all found at the dollar store). The great thing about this project is you can change it up to work for any holiday. You could always fill it too with Christmas ornaments, silk flowers, candy, cookies, lemons and limes, potpourri, you get the idea. You could even add a nice bow to the outside too complement your theme. I know I will be filling ours with cookies at Christmas time for Santa, and adding a nice blue and silver Christmas bow. I didn't take pics of the process because Nicole did such a great job in her tutorial post HERE. The only thing we did differently was use spray paint instead of terracotta paint, used a small mushroom cabinet door knob for the top handle on lid, and used a thick glass vase found in the fish department at Walmart.. Thanks again for the inspiration Nicole, hope you like our twist.
I switched up the candle arrangement as you can see in this pic. I used one long stemmed tea light holder (also from the dollar store).
It looks really pretty at night all lit up (if I do say so myself). If you try making one of these too, we would love to hear and see it at Bacon Time. Just leave a comment and link below.