Upcycled Candleholder

March 31st, 2011 in member junk     
Marcy_Nelson Marcy_Nelson, member
7 users recommend

buttons and twine


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

Comments (12)

AngieM writes: What a great idea! Amazing how that crinkly old paper from your old patterns adds such a rich look! Posted: 12:45 pm on April 4th
junkermidge writes: Oooo, I like that a lot!! Great use for those old patterns -- it creates a wonderful affect. And the twine and buttons detail is the perfect way to top it off!
Midge Posted: 6:58 pm on April 3rd
Marcy_Nelson writes: Wow, thanks for the member feature, I was surprised to see my upcycle when I logged in! Thanks again and keep junkin' everyone! Posted: 9:02 pm on April 1st
JunkArchitect writes: What a creative and unique project! Great photos too.

Posted: 7:50 am on April 1st
oldnews writes: Beautiful treatment that turns nothing into something wonderful! Love it! Marie Posted: 6:35 am on April 1st
alicemom writes: Marcy,
YES! you are a clever-bird! Darling.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:33 pm on March 31st
joeyone writes: Love it....really expensive looking! Posted: 7:25 pm on March 31st
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Oh my... I adore the texture this treatment offers! Fabulous! You have my mind working overtime now...

Donna Posted: 2:35 pm on March 31st
TinTinJunkFan writes: Love that you used old patterns...excellent job! Posted: 1:08 pm on March 31st
CottageElements writes: Our latest member feature comes from Marcy_Nelson! Love this! Great upcycle to a once very average piece. The button embellishments add the perfect final touch. I'm with Marge and Sue. Very clever!

Lani Posted: 8:41 am on March 31st
suewhitney writes: Marcy,

I love this idea. I'm with Marge....very clever!

Be Well,
Posted: 10:06 am on March 27th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Very nice -- and a clever use of old patterns, too! ~Marge Posted: 6:42 am on March 27th
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