Light the way

concretenprimroses(4B NH)September 13, 2011

When I was looking through the garage, yard and cellar for props to bring to the craft fair and hang plate flowers on I found a lost treasure. Years ago I bought this little stand at a rummage sale. It is supposed to hold 4 potted plants in a spiral. Such small pots would always need watering so I never used it.

I couldn't figure out how to use it in my display, but I repainted it with rustoleum anyway. Then I pulled out some glass things that don't sit flat and added faux votives.

Voila! It looks real pretty at night but I couldn't get a good pic. Its too cold at night for evening parties in the garden, so I've only used it on my porch so far.

Concrete shapes to keep it stable. I've got lots of those lying around.

I'm actually thinking of making mini plate flowers out of doll dishes and glueing them to the stem.

Kathy

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luvidaho_2010(5/6)

Very pretty. I love the green one, looks like a flower.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 8:48AM
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laurastheme(8)

What a great idea. I have a 'flower' like that. I'm going to be using it for a garden flower soon.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 6:12PM
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nanatricia

So cute!!!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 9:49PM
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jeannespines

Nice! Looks good on your porch! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 11:00PM
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Marlene Kindred

Cute idea! I like the top two especially. And the idea of using doll dishes to make little plate flowers is a great one!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 5:40PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a great idea! You can always find those stray candle holders missing their bases at thrift stores. I like your idea of the little plate flowers too. Keep us posted!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 1:24AM
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kirkus(5a)

FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I love your new creation! Very nice and practical too! WOW!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 1:53AM
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sunnyca_gw

I love those little battery votives, that will be such a nice way to get a little night light to sit & enjoy the evening. The cement pieces will keep kitties from flipping it over tho they might try to chase the light! Jan

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 12:19AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA(5)

Nice creation and re-use! I love how you used the different types of glass. What a great find. I love when I buy things, forget about them, and then find them later as I'm looking for something else. It's so exciting!

Alicia

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 11:30PM
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