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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dollar Store Candle Holders

Fall is my absolute favorite season and now that we have a house I am all about decorating. So, I took a trip to the dollar store last night and got these mismatched candle holders:

I had seen this excellent lamp makeover from Lindsay's blog where she covered an old lamp using some twine and her glue gun. Brilliant. So, using Lindsay's lamp as inspiration, I Handy Andy-ed it up (oh yeah, just made that into a verb).

Using hot glue and twine that Handy Andy had, I started wrapping the candle holders with the twine.

Once I was done with that, I took some autumn ribbon I had and silk leaves I bought at the dollar store and went to work with my hot glue gun again.

Here they are! The twine wrapping took a long time, but I think they turned out great!

How are you decorating for fall this year?

P.S. I'm linking up to the following blog link parties - check out their sites for more awesome projects!

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  1. Excellent work! I love how those turned out. So cheap to make and easy, too!

  2. So pretty! I love texture!

    Pop over and link up to the Fall Festival ~ great way to make some new friends and share your creativity! ;)

    I'm your newest follower. It's nice to e-meet you! I look forward to seeing more.


  3. This is a fabulous redo!!! What a great way to spruce up a pair of candle holders!!!

  4. You did a great job! I wish I am talented like that!

  5. Love the twine effect. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  6. these turned out SO cute. honestly. :]

    (and if you have an extra $2. christmas present? fall present? :])

  7. Liz, such a beautiful, creative fall transformation!

    Thank you for lending your creative spirit to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17


  8. Cute! I love jute...what a great idea ;)

  9. how cute, i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to visit my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  10. These are so freaking cute! You did an awesome job!

    Newly following from the Fall Fest hop. Thanks for sharing!


  11. Very creative! Love it!
    Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! :) New Follower from Oct Fest! :) Come say HI at http://www.styleoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/ Don't Forget to Enter Our Blog Fest Contest! :)

  12. well aren't you guys the handiest people ever .. just coming from follower fest and lad i did ... i'm loving you blog! www.joshandkinze.blogspot.com