Today I’m sharing another project I made for the upcoming Trash to Treasure Fair in November. Using pages from an old book and the remainder of my burlap fabric scraps, I turned two shot glasses that my mother-in-law’s work was going to throw away (not sure why they have shot glasses…) into adorable candle holders.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pages of a book (or any paper) cut into little pieces
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue
- Needle and Thread
To start this project, I cut up three or four pages from an old dictionary into little pieces of paper. I had no rhyme or reason for the shape of the paper, just random shapes.
Once my paper was small enough, I started to Mod Podge it to the glass. I put a thick layer of the podge down, then placed strips of paper on top. I smoothed out the paper as I went along to remove any bubbles between the paper and the glass. Once each glass was covered, I placed a layer of podge on top.
I let the candle holders dry for a bit before adding embellishments. They weren’t dry completely, but I didn’t mind since I wanted the stuff I was adding to stick right on top.
At this point, I flipped each glass upside down and added a slim, pink ribbon around the bottom with small dabs of hot glue.
With the pink ribbon added to each glass, I set both candle holders aside to create two oversized flowers. I cut out five petals for each flower, using scraps from an earlier project.
To connect the petals, I folded each petal at the flat edge in an accordion-style fold: down, up, down, up, down.
Then, I sewed through each of the folds. Once I had stitched my way through one petal, I went on to the next, adding petals until I was out.
When all five petals were connected, I looped the needle and thread back through the first petal to finish off the flower.
With the flower complete, I selected a flashy button to add to the middle. I added it to the flower with hot glue, then hot glued each flower to a candle holder.
OHMYGOSHSOCUTE. If these don’t get snatched up at the fair, I might not be so upset.
I like how large the flowers are on the glass, the pink ribbon “leaves,” and the randomness of the dictionary scraps. These might be my favorite candle yet. Now I just need to remake them with aqua ribbon instead of pink ;p