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I’m dreaming of a White Christmas {Candlestick accents}

That title isn’t cliche- I LOVE snow and the color white.  There is just something so elegant and magical about white with touches of pine boughs.  You may recall my mantel display where I became obsessed with my new-ish white Nativity set from a garage sale…let me remind you!

So throughout my house this year I’ve been a bit stuck on the idea of white accents.  Hence the next project,  Thrift Store Candlestick Makeover!

I’ve been empowered this past year by the power of spray paint.  I’d be remiss to not share my affection for Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint.  Since our introduction this summer I have found a thousand and seven things that get a complete facelift with a few little shots of heirloom white love and 10 minutes of my time.  The fact that I’m a complete cheap skate might have something to do with it too.

When I met completely-out-dated-yellow-flower-candlesticks at goodwill for 99 cents for the pair, I somehow visioned a future much more fulfilling with them in my house.  A few coats of Rustoleum paint and they have been born again. I like them so much that I have used them for everything except candle holders (yet).  They are some how adequate all by their lonesome.

Add a few red ball christmas ornaments and they become the best end table accents for my living room 🙂

If you haven’t been following Fostering a creative Life, you may want to check it out for lots of homemade ideas for the Countdown to Christmas Series 🙂

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Light up the Holidays {accessorize your candles}

Here’s a fun way to spruce up some simple dollar candles into something brighter for the holidays.

Grab some plain old boring candles and an assortment of pretty paper, old book pages, sheet music, fabric, what-ever fits your fancy. Then throw in some fun twine, ribbon or wire and maybe a few random embellishments.  Spread a bit of Modge Podge onto your candle with a foam brush.

Place the paper or fabric over the Modge Podge and smooth out with the foam brush.  For some papers you’ll want to add a layer of modge podge over the top and sides of paper to smooth it out.
Then take your ribbon, twine, or what ever else you have in mind and wrap over the paper and tie it.  For some of the heavier wire I wrapped it, then also added a few dots of E-6000 or another strong adhesive that would encourage it to stay put.

Display proudly.  Nothing light a winter evening lit by candles with the soft hum of Silent Night playing in the background!


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