Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Repurposed Candle holders

I've been in the market for some plant hangers.

I needed them to hang up a couple of cute lil' lanterns that came from my BFF, Goodwill.

The ones I liked were $10 each.

I need two of them, so we are talking 20 smackerals.

20 bucks to hang up $4 worth of Goodwill lanterns?

I think not.

Just when I thought that this story was not going to have a happy ending...

I found two of these wooden candle holders at GW for $1.99 each.

I dismantled them.

We filled in the holes with putty and painted over them.

I picked up the really cheap metal plant hangers at Home Depot for $2.97 each.

And...

ta-dah!

For a total cost of $10 for both!

And I still had my spindles left over.

Side view...

Ya know when I said that I picked these candle holders up so I could make hangers out of them?

Well...

I lied!

Liar, liar, pants on fire...

I really just wanted an excuse to bring home more spindley thingies.

Just don't tell Corey I said that.

But, here are my spindles.

In all their distressed glory.

I think I'm in love...

Look here for the parties that I link to-lots of inspiration!

31 comments:

Linda said...

WOW...now this is true THRIFTY...luv both of your ideas here! Come by and check out my new THRIFTY PARTY...hope you have a great day:)

Blessings,
Linda

Nike Peterson said...

Ack! I love 'em--both! I wish Goodwill was my BFF, too. And I love your slight weasil-ness of feeding DH a story. Glad I'm not the only one who does that. Super cute!

Molly said...

Ok, the hanger things were good, but I must admit the spindley things are what made me gasp. I LOVE those! I am going to be looking at those candle holder thingys with a whole new eye!!

The Faveros said...

Ok officially in love with your blog!!! Thanks for the great ideas!!!!

Leslie said...

So cute and incredibly creative! Well done!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Very cute! I love them with the photos on it. So creative!

Jane said...

Love how you took those candleholders and made two awesome projects out of them....very impressive!!!
Jane

Blog Boutique said...

Great idea. Makes me want to go to my stash of stuff and create some of my own.

Diann said...

What a fun thrifty redo! And I really enjoyed your post. LIAR, LIAR......I LOVED this post!

EnchantedBella said...

I love the picture holders. Wonderful idea I am always looking for new and different ways to display photos. This idea is one the best I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca

Judi said...

Oh, they are great ~ I like them both! My Goodwill's never have great stuff anymore! Judi

Linda said...

These are two nifty-thrify projects! Your are very creative...love them both...hugs, Linda

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Wow, this is totally creative, and you killed two birds with one stone and now have two amazing finished products! I love this!

Blessings, Grace

stefanie said...

love them!!!!! what a great idea.

marmielu said...

Wow! I like it all! I just love finding stuff to reuse. Good for you.
Mary Lou

Carrie said...

Two nifty projects...they look great!

The Happy Homemaker said...

Wow.Love the spindly things!They'd look pretty under a cloche,too:)

Linda said...

Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

Sylvia said...

Oh those turned out so cute!

Sylvia

alice said...

What a great twofer! Good on you!
smiles, alice

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Well my goodness.... I am always so happy to see such great ideas, and repurposed items in bloggerville. Very creative! Hugs!

Tonya said...

Those are too cute! They would go perfect in my office. I will have to add that idea to my list of many ideas. lol

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

So adorable!! Thanks for linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts!

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Jenn Miyamoto said...

Looks good! Two awesome projects!
JEnn

Tonya said...

I'm lovin the photo holders!! Holy cow what an awesome idea... totally never would have thought of that. Well I'm on the look out now to make a couple of my own! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love when people think of using things in a way I never would. It helps me to look at things in a different light. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Absolutely adorable! I love your photo holders! great job! I hopped over from Show and Share and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon. until later...

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

These turned out fabulous too! I love that you turned them into photo holders. SO awesome!

Thanks for sharing at the Spring has Spring Party at Fun to Craft.

Mandy said...

So cute! What a fun project - you did a great job!

Kayla Danelle Anderson said...

Wow! Great idea! Glad I stumbled upon your blog. :)