Saturday, November 13, 2010

$2.80 Fall Project

 Remember my Garage Sale Scores from here and here...well I was able to use some of them to make a bee-u-tee-ful display for my front hall.  Here's what I used:
.50 Hurrican Glasses - I used 2 for this project = $1.00
$3 for all 4 - I used 2 for this project = $1.50
Bag of Wheat = .25
.25 Brown Bias Tape - I used very little for this project = .05
I wanted to glue the hurricane glasses to the bases, so I cleaned them first.


Then I used Gorilla Glue to glue to the glasses to the bases...this was my first experience with Gorilla glue.

The instructions say to dampen one piece and apply the glue to the other.

Then clamp together or use weights to make the bond stronger...books worked just fine.
See how pretty!!

I used a stick pin to secure the bias tape together in the back, then I used raffia and just tied a knot,

They go very nicely with my coffee filter wreath!

Supplies to make 2 Hurricane vases - $2.80
Time to make hurricane vases - 1 1/2 hours
Making something beautiful for my home for under $3 = Pricele$$

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  1. i adore this!! i was out & about today & thought of this project you said you were going to do & i wanted to wait & see how yours turned out first.. def copying! love it!

  2. How Very clever Shantel! They look amazing, love the arrangement. I love love love thrifty finds, and you certainly topped the list with that one, well done!

  3. They are gorgeous. I like the bias tape addition.

  4. This looks great! I love your mantel.

    Don't forget to enter my along for the ride: designs giveaway!

  5. Very cute! I love the candlesticks...what great shape. Thrifty projects like these make my day!

  6. I see these mercury candlesticks at GW all the time...will have to pick some up...I really like this idea!

  7. Very very nice, they look so great and pricey too! Great job...

  8. I love it! Great job with such a small price tag.

  9. So pretty! Would love for you to come and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty!

  10. This was a great deal! Turned out great.

    Visiting from Craft-O-Matic


    Maka'z Home

  11. gorgeous! love those vases on those stands, and such a fantastic score for such little money. totally jealous, but good for you!

  12. These came out great! Thanks for sharing with us. Very frugal and so darn pretty. Great job.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  13. Oh these are too lovely (plus, I'm a farmgirl, so I love it even more!). Very unique.

    (P.S., I found you through Motivate Me Monday.)


  14. Very lovely. I also checked out your coffee filter wreath -- way cute! I'm your newest follower.

  15. Oooohhhh They are Beautiful! Well done. What a wonderful look. Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

  16. What a wonderful idea! They look perfect next to the coffee filter wreath!

  17. These are wonderful. Simple and elegant! Visiting from Fine Craft Guild.

  18. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at the Strut your Stuff Party!

  19. Love the way these turned out! Cheap and chic. I bet you will use them any time of the year.

  20. Beautiful with a designer look to them. Thanks or sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  21. How unique...Love how you can change out the decor per holiday or season.

    Take care,

  22. Hi Chantel,

    Thank you for your contribution to our DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY. These are lovely, actually, classy, and I like this.

    Hope you found some projects that you liked there also, as after all, it's all about sharing.

    See you again next Wednesday, if not before, with other project tutorials! Keep them coming, your work is great!

  23. Great decor. It is so fun to make things so cheap and have them so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow! They look like something you would see in a Pottery Barn catalog. How frugal and creative you are. ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  26. Just stoppin in to say Hi. LOVE the project! These turned out BEAUTIFUL! Great find and Repurpose..Girl after my own heart. Linking up from Frugal and Fabulous...
    I'm the Bulldog Follower. Doing a Craft A Day while Colt's Away. (Deployed to Iraq 2 weeks ago) so on #14 now, only 351 to go!) Stop by if ya can.
    Denise (Deleted the first one, forgot to sign)

  27. Wow, these came out great ... what a creative and crafty idea ... not to mention inexpensive! Thanks for the inspiration! Came by way of Thrifty Thursday.

  28. These turn out great, I've been experimenting with those as well, I crated a mercury glass effect.
    come visit me sometimes at
    and join our linking parties on wedn.

  29. I like that! The texture is so pretty against the shiny. Nicely done!


  30. Very pretty! I love the look of the biased tape underneath! Great job!

  31. I found you on Mad Skills and I love this!!! I never thought of using bias tape and I can't wait to use that idea!

  32. Really pretty! I love inexpensive decorating ideas! I'm starting a link party this Wednesday. I would love for you to share this! Ciao, Lucia

  33. GREAT finds! Thanks for sharing these on Thrilling Thursday too!

  34. So pretty! I'm definitely following! Love your blog!

    Found you at Beyond the Picket Fence, by the way.


  35. Love these! How fun to create them for such a great price!


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