I have lots of great projects planned and I owe my thanks to Pinterest. I am sure most of you have heard of it by now. A great place for inspiration and motivation. There are so many wonderful ideas on there and the pin boards help me remember projects I want to do so I am more motivated to get out and do them. Usually I would save them to my favorites and then totally forget about them! Now I have constant reminders and pictures of what I need to do :)
Lets take a look at what I bought and what I accomplished today!
|this will be our new fruit basket|
|potato basket...now I need one for onions :)|
|I will use this for decor. It is so pretty that I think I will leave it alone and just hang it on a wall :)|
|Another wall hanging basket|
My next set of inspiration came from HERE. I am sure many of you have seen that you can melt your candles and then add them to smaller pretty glass jars, bowls, etc to help remove clutter. I must admit I was so impressed with this and then came the "why in the world have I never thought of this?" moment. It is genius! Well this is what I came up with:
|All my pretty candles!|
These were easy to make. Just boil a pot of water and place the jars in the water (don't fully submerge you just want the boiling water on the sides) until they melt. Mine took about 10-15 minutes to fully melt. Then pour them in the glasses and place a wick in the middle. Mine stuck just fine without using anything to hold them up. I then cleaned out all the old jars very well and will save them for something else. I am thinking they will make great storage jars for miscellaneous items like cotton balls, pens, bath salts, etc. Just place a pretty label where the super sticky label was and maybe even paint them.
The next two I spray painted with silver Krylon glitter spray. Silver is my favorite color and don't try to tell me silver is not a color ;) I love the way these shimmer when lit and I may go back and pick up some more and try a different shimmer color. Maybe pink or purple for my daughters room. So cute!
Lastly, I will show you the extra glass ware I bought. The large pillar is going to be painted, but I need to find at least 2 more pillars before I decide how I am going to paint them. The two jars I am still debating on what I want to do with them. Anyone have some suggestions? I am open to new ideas :) And the other glass I will use to make another candle when my jars start to get low.