Have I mentioned how I love to use scarves as table toppers, runners, or anything that needs a little color around the house? Do you like to find dual purposes for things, too?
A candle I saw in a store recently sparked a couple of candle updates of my own – using jewelry.
This is one anyone can do quickly and easily. I’m sure you’ve got an old stretchy bracelet or two taking up space in your jewelry stash.
I might have eventually worn this bracelet, but not now that it’s in use elsewhere.
For now, it’s upstairs in one of the bathrooms I updated last fall. Remember these candles from Bathroom Changes for Major Impact? A little more fun…extra bling….
The other candle change involves a piece of chicken wire and pliers. I pulled out three pieces of jewelry to test the different choices.
Chicken wire may not be something everyone has stashed away in their garage. I’ll be happy to share. 🙂
I wish I’d taken a picture of the candle I saw in the store. It was a big, chunky candle, but I’m using a smaller cheapie from Wally World. I have no need right now for a big, chunky candle.
Roll the wire to get it bent into the shape of your candle, then wrap it around the candle. Stick the overlapping prong ends under the wires and bend the tips out and over them. Mash it down really well so the prongs won’t stick you.
The other ends are trapped under the wire. You could bend those with needle-nose pliers if you find any single pair of those pliers in your entire house – hint, hint. (I now have a brand new pair of those guys under lock and key!)
The top bar of wire sticking out was perfect for hanging the owl scarf loop.
Here’s the front view.
It’s random, I know. Who ever heard of chicken wire on a candle and an owl for adornment?
I don’t know, but who ever heard of an antique sewing cabinet foyer table, either? There’s that Pom-Pom Initial from last week. Aren’t I full of surprises?
With my recent interest in sewing machine drawers, I decided to move this piece to this new spot.
Using things in new ways freshens things up, helps us make full use of what we have on hand. Family pieces bring back special memories and give our homes a certain warmth.
What family pieces do you need to enjoy more fully? Oh, and the candles…do you have stretchy bracelets to use for candles – or chicken wire and extra jewelry?
In what new ways do you use older things?
Meet me at Metamorphosis Monday, where I’m sharing this post.