Upcycled CandleholderMarch 31st, 2011 in member junk
Lately I've been picking up old sewing patterns whenever I come across them at thrift stores. I've got quite a few and wanted to see how I could recycle them. I purchased this glass sleeve and metal candle holder that fits over the lip for $1 at a thrift store. I then got to work and ripped up the pattern tissue into uneven pieces, having first cut off the black guide lines. I used Elmer's glue and decopaged the pieces randomly on the glass in multiple layers. When it was dry I stained the whole thing with vanilla. The finished product looks a little like handmade paper or leatherette. I also painted the gold tone holder black using high heat black spray paint, normally used for grills. For a final touch I added old buttons from my button jar and a bit of twine.
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, eclectic, glass, candle holder, country, beige, paper