After the holidays and winter, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to start new projects. I think bloggers are just a little burned out after all of the hustle and bustle of blogging during the holidays and we all get the winter blues.
So when our friend, Jennifer Rizzo, invited me to participate in a crazy, fun party to get our creative juices flowing… of course I said YES!
The ideas was for 21 bloggers to mail each other a thrift store find. GULP! I was so excited to find out the lovely Kim of Serendipity Refined, would be sending mine!
If you’re coming from Kim’s…welcome! I have to admit I was
very a little nervous when I received my box in the mail. Much to my delight, what lay within wasn’t horrible….they weren’t fabulous, but they certainly weren’t horrible and definitely something I could work with!
I knew I wanted to do something “springy” and didn’t want to just use them as candleholders! I had the perfect idea! A fun spring centerpiece for my coffee table! Something cheerful but subtle….
Repurposed Candlesticks with Moss Covered Easter Eggs!
wooden candleholders, paint, brushes, fine grain sanding block, finishing wax, large styrofoam eggs, large sheet of moss, hot glue gun and low temp glues sticks, scissors
Choose your paint based on the type of finish you want. I used DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint. Paint your candlesticks with 1-2 coats depending on desired coverage. Allow to dry. Using a fine grained sanding block, give your candlesticks a light patina by removing some of the paint. Clean off candlesticks and then apply a wax or polyacrylic finish if desired.
To create your moss eggs, with a serrated knife, trim off the bottom of the styrofoam eggs so they will sit on the candlesticks. Cut your moss in small strips and using a low temp glue, glue moss to eggs. You will have some gaps between your strips of moss. Cut small pieces and hot glue to fill in the gaps.
Are you curious to know what I sent? Well head over to visit my friend Stacy, of Not Just a Housewife, to get the full scoop! Hopefully she doesn’t hate me too much. grin!
Here’s the full list of all 21 fabulous bloggers so you can see what each one did with their surprise thrift store find!
Funky Junk Interiors
My Sweet Savannah
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Four Generations One Roof
Home Stories A to Z
Today’s Creative Blog
Jeanne Oliver Designs
French Country Cottage
The Inspired Room
The Handmade Home
Makely School for Girls
East Coast Creative
At Home on the Bay
At the Picket Fence
Not Just a Housewife
PS…Be sure to enter my Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint Giveaway, to win some of your own fabulous DecoArt products!