One of the things I like to do on a Friday afternoon is to peruse the posh stores in my home town to keep current on trends and accessories. Unfortunately Hurricane Irene outer bands have reach my area and hopefully I will not be needing to use this.
I’m Maggie Lamarre I fell in luv with a hurricane lamp until I saw the price tag was $59.00. I must admit I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to price tags like this, I can 90% of the time think of how it could have been done better at a fraction of the cost by using my trusty Cricut.
Immediately I started think of ways I can create something similar for less than $7.00 by using the vases, candlesticks and candles.
- 2 Vases, 2 Candlesticks, 2 candles from the Dollar Store
- Cricut Machine, Martha Stewart Elegant cake art cartridge, Vinyl from Provo Craft
- Viva Decor Pearl pen, Etch all
- E6000, misc.:beans
- Clean vase with rubbing alcohol to remove dirt
- Cut< Accent1> on page 40 at 4"
- Adhere the cut image to the clean vase, by following the mfg. instructions, rinse let dry
- Find the center of the vase add a dollop of E6000 adhere the candlestick to the bottom of the vase, add a large sturdy book on top of the vase to add pressure for the vase to adhere to the candlestick for at least 1 hour.
- Use the Viva Decor pen to add accents on the edges of the etch image, let dry.
- Add the beans to the vase, then insert candle.
Voila in less than 2 hours I created a better Hurricane lamp that can be interchangeable for any season and will be a great housewarming gifts.
How have you use items from the Dollar Tree store in your crafting?
Have a great weekend,
PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic.