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!
Ladies I love them! The candle sticks are great of course but with the moss eggs on top… fantastic! This is a great series, I want to go look at all of them!
Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods says
What a fantastic and fun idea to mail each other Thrift Store finds! Love how you upcycled the candlesticks and the bright green moss covered eggs!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Love this, Heather! You didn’t do too badly in what you received. I always love to find some nice wood candlesticks at the thrift store. Love the moss eggs, too. I’m glad you mentioned the paint you used. I didn’t know they made that and it seems like the perfect paint for when you have projects of this size that you would like to use chalk paint on.
Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle says
What a great centerpiece! I LOVE this fun idea of sending each other thrift store finds! Life to the full! Melissa
Laura @ Finding Home says
What a fun day sweet friend -love it!
Laura @ Finding Home says
umm -off to get another cup of coffee because I meant to say fun IDEA! But have a fun day too!
Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger says
I love how you used them! That green absolutely pops against the white like that.
So cute girls~ love it!!
You go girl! It looks amazing! Love the candlesticks….but loved what you did with them even more. 🙂
Jennifer Rizzo says
Awesome Easter project!!! I love it for spring and Easter! thanks so much for joining on the party!!!
I love how they turned out!
Stacy Risenmay says
These are adorable!!! Off to pin 🙂
Kimberly ~ SerendipityRefined says
YAY! I just knew you’d do something fabulous with the candlestick holders. The moss covered eggs are perfect and the holders look so much better with a fresh coat of white paint! I hope that we’re still friends….we are, right?!? 😉 xo
Funky Junk Interiors says
Ahh!! LOVE these so much! The perfect spring thing!
Melissa Michaels says
Perfectly springy! I love it, ladies! xoxo Melissa
These are adorable!!! Love a good candlestick and the eggs are perfect on top!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Now that is a great thrift store find!…and I actually liked them as they were too!….love your moss covered eggs!…Such a fun thing to do!!..
Holy cow, this is great! I think I’m going to copy – I have three candle holders I’ve been reluctant to let go of, and just bought three giant plastic eggs at dollar tree. Now I just need to run back for some moss. Love!
ashley @ the handmade home says
I adore your Easter eggs – and such fun little candle holders! That’s awesome!
That is a really cute idea! One of my faves!
I’m enjoying seeing what every one of you has done with your “surprises”, what fun putting your own idea on something to have a new decoration for your home. Love what you did with those candlesticks and eggs. I noticed in one of your comments somebody said she got a big plastic egg at $tree. Yeah now that I can work with, styro foam has gotten ridiculously expensive for a SS budget.
Please could you let me know where you got the Americana Chalk paint? Didn’t know they had it.
Great project and what fun. You all did such a great job, still have few to look at but it’s fun so far. Happy Spring days
Debra @ MsMoozys Open House says
They came out great, love how the white and green are just so bright together. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Colleen Of Vintage Home says
oh my goodness I love how you brought those candle holders to life with the paint and especially love the way you rubbed patina (off) life into it!
Where do you get the moss in sheets?
Cheryl @ Artzzle says
Sometimes the simple pieces make the most special projects . . . like yours!
jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof says
Super cute candle sticks and love the little moss eggs 🙂 Adorable!
These are so pretty! Just love the moss eggs perched on the pretty, pedestal candleholders. Sharing, for sure.