Craft Projects, Quick and Easy Crafts

White and Mint Metal Candle Holder

I really try to like colors that aren’t a shade of blue or green. Honest, I do. I bought a coral/pink candle holder from Target a few weeks ago on clearance that I thought would add a nice pop of color to my living room.

Console In the room

You can see it on the table, pulling the same color from my poppy pillow on the couch.

Console2And again on my console table pulling out the color in the maraca I brought back from our honeymoon.

I like the coral color on both of those pieces, but I hate it on the calendar. Seriously, it is awful. Every time I walk by our living room it jumps out at me. “Ha ha, there’s ugly pink in your rooooooom.”

Well, ugly pink no more.

Pink candle holder

I didn’t want to return the piece since I paid $5. It was a good price and I liked the overall look, just not the hideous color. I taped off the wooden based and, for good measure, a stripe to remain coral.

Then I rushed outside to spray paint the whole thing.

taped off top

Ahhhh, so much better already.

Once the white dried, I pulled off the tape… and still hated the coral. So I sanded down the line left from the paint and did the entire thing in white. I liked it, but thought it needed something special. Something extra.

candle holder sprayed white

So of course I added mint to it. I can’t help it… I just love mint green. And aqua and teal and blue and green.

I then slapped a light stain on the wood base!Finished candle holder

It looks so much better (to me anyway). And now it looks right at home on my new console table.

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No more ugly pink staring at me in the room. I can breathe a sign of relief.

White and mint candle holder

So what do you think? Better before or after? If you are pink people, then you probably think I’m nutso. It was a cool piece to begin with. But if you are like me and coral pink makes you want to tear at your eyes, the after is much better.

Tomato Tally: 120

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Christmas, Craft Projects, Holiday, Quick and Easy Crafts

Glitter Pinecones

Wow, what a weekend! Craft night on Friday, two holiday parties on Saturday and a football party on Sunday.

I made the most adorable football cookies for our sad loss (better luck next time, boys!). At least the cookies were delicious.

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Onwards to the craft! Need a quick and easy holiday decoration that is sure to make your house sparkle and smell delicious? Why not glitter some cinnamon-scented pinecones?

That was one of our crafts for Craft Night and it was super fun and messy!

We used Mod Podge and a paint brush to paint the tips of the pinecones.

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Then we poured, rolled, dusted, etc., glitter onto the edges. Once the glue and glitter dried, I sprayed mine with Mod Podge sealer so the glitter would go crazy everywhere.

And then I popped them into my centerpiece bowl full of cinnamon pinecones. Yummo 🙂

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I only glittered four pinecones, and I think it was the perfect pop of aqua in my centerpiece. I’m usually all about green, red, gold and silver for the holidays, but I think the blue looks lovely.

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Holy glitter!

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Happy Monday!