Recently, I was roaming around New York City and I happened to find myself in Restoration Hardware an awesome decor store. I like store because they have unique yet rustic items like chemistry cloches as statement pieces.
As I am browsing I see a simple yet beautiful display of candles and ornaments, now what wasn’t simple was the price. To purchase this exact display would cost me over $200 not including the tray. I don’t have that kind of money…yet. I put my own spin on it with this ”Decor Do Over” and it costs less than $25!
Is it worth the price?
What you need
Burnt out pillar candles (I forgive you for not originally buying candles from here to begin with but I hope you learned your lesson.)
Tea light candles to illuminate your lanterns.
Carving tools (feel free to try and use a knife and spoon if you are feeling caveman-ish)
Mason Jar Lantern (optional)
Spray Paint (any color of your choice)
Glitter (any color of your choice)
Hallow your candle the closer you get to the edge the more light will shine through be mindful not to break the candle.
Trim the wick as you get lower scrape until you get about an 1/2” away from the bottom and 1/4” from the sides.
Place a lighted tea light candle inside each “wax lantern” to test the opacity.
So pretty but we aren’t done yet!
Go to the park or local craft store to get pine cones.
Adding on to a stranger’s snowman is completely optional.
Try to get as many different shapes and textures as you can it will make it interesting!
Use rubbing alcohol or a quick spray of Lysol spray to clean your cones once it dries prime them with white spray paint.
Paint with any color of your choice and dust them with glitter for a little extra bling. After you are done place them on a platter and voila! You have completed your first Decor Do Over!
I decided to use cones instead of ornaments because it will extend the life display beyond the holiday season. What do you have some ideas that seem “out of budget?” Share!