Saturday, February 27, 2010

Glassware for Easter

Earlier this week, I made a new glass pedestal vase to mimic a Pottery Barn look. After I was done, I took some time to decorate the other pedestal vases I had for Easter as well. All of these vases were made using items picked up at either Goodwill or Dollar Tree. I always look at Goodwill first, because the glassware is cheaper. But, if I can't find what I need, I go to Dollar Tree.

To make one like this, find a candle stick of some sort, and a vase or candle holder you like. I use E6000 to glue the stick to the bottom of the vase or candle holder, then let it sit over night to dry. It's nice and sturdy!

 
For the tallest one, I picked up a prayer candle at Dollar Tree (which are hard to find- DT doesn't get them in often, and when they do, they go quick!), and glued it into the vase. This leaves space between the candle and the vase to add decorative touches for each season or holiday.
I added moss to all of them, and added more to my Pottery Barn knock off to fill it up higher. I then took a branch of narcissus flowers I had gotten at Dollar Tree, and plucked some flowers off, to put into the vases. 

For the Pottery Barn look alike, I kept two of my speckled eggs in there, and added a narcissus and a flower bud. I put the third egg in the smaller one, again with a narcissus and a  bud.




  

  

  

  

For my 4th jar, I went more traditional with bright spring colors. This jar is likely an old filled candle, with a lid, though it was empty when I found it at Goodwill. 



I re-used the same fluff I used for a Valentine's Day candle, added 3 unpainted plastic eggs, then used some cloth ribbon I found at Goodwill to tie a bow around it. It didn't quite look finished, so I glued a button to the middle.
All of these vases and the jar are able to be redecorated for any holiday with ease, and were quite cheap to put together. On the basic glassware itself, I haven't spent more than $6 on all the parts and pieces.

Never forget- while the Dollar Tree is cheap, you might find exactly what you need (or exactly what you never knew you wanted!) at thrift stores even cheaper! Decorating for the holiday does not have to cost money, and you don't need the same knick knack, plastic, light up stuff that everyone has.

11 comments:

all thingz related said...

I love your Easter Glassware...so simple yet elegant. And just the right price:)
Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Donna said...

I'll be trying out some of your ideas real soon! Thanks for posting them. Blessings, Donna

Lori said...

I've done a few of the candle holder myself. Yours look great. I love the touches of easter in them.


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Brenda said...

Very nicely done - I love candles in 'jars' or vases..I forget to go to the dollar store - I'll remember your words!!! thanks

Scrapity Anne said...

I love it!! Such a simple solution that looks absolutely stunning, and I love that you can re-do it for all of the holidays. Can't wait to try this one out!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Thank you everyone!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Love this Pottery Barn look for a lot less! Great ideas!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Pretty! My goodwill usually costs more than DT -- thrifting is a racket in Oregon!

mommyof2tuties said...

This is AWESOME!!! SO simple but beautiful and within a budget. Thanks!!

Me said...

Oh, these are pretty...

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh my heck! More gorgeous magazine-worthy crafts! Love these too!