Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Fall Decoration

Fall has been here for a couple of weeks, but in Kansas we are finally getting the cooler weather! I'm so glad because being 8 months pregnant in 90+ weather is not fun!!!

So here is another part of my fall decoration I have in on my piano.



I switch the blocks and what is inside the hurricanes each season
(I already have a plan involving a snowman in the vase for winter :D).

I made the hurricanes using this tutorial.
Instead of using a candle stick for the bottom, I actually used a sundae dish and turned it upside down.

This is how I made the candles in the middle.
1) I took the long glass candles. Mine had some paper on it already, so I had to take that off.
2) Using some cute fall fabric, I hemmed the edges and cut it to the appropriate size

3) I put a layer of mod podge directly on the glass and wrapped the fabric around the candle
4) I then put another layer of mod podge over the fabric
5) I then tied a ribbon it for some color. I actually glued it on so I wouldn't have to keep trying it over and over again
6) I added some rocks into the bottom of the vase and then put the candle in.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Good idea for those candles. I like it - versatile and much cheaper than buying fancy candles.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I like your hurricane using the sundae dish. It gives it a different, more solid, look. Good job.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is beautiful!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

They candles turned out great! Thanks for the tutorial of how you did it. Thanks for linking up another great idea to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Ooh...good thinking! Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Better Life Bags said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday @ BetterLifeBags.blogspot.com!

Crystal said...

it turned out very pretty. great idea.