Thursday, 14 July 2011

Handmade vintage votives

A simple algorithm:

Empty jam jars and charity shop tumblers
+ vintage lace trims and garden twine
= elegant vintage votives

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Too easy. You have to try it. Look how pretty they are on my mantlepiece:

Vintage votives

And lit? Just gorgeous!

Candles
Vintage votives
Random 2


Perfect.
Xx

49 comments:

  1. Ooooh I'm loving them! Gorgeous lace :D

    Jo x

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  2. OMG, they are fabby!! Am going to add them to my Pinterest list of things to do!!

    S x

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  3. How cute and such a great idea xxx

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  4. This is such a simple yet darling idea! I can't believe I never thought of doing something like this. It looks beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration xo

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  5. so beauuuUUUuuuuuUuutiful! <3

    i'm jealous of your mantle!

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  6. They're great, such a simple but effective idea. I especially love the shots of them lit.

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  7. Can I just say, um...wow. These are just stunning and beautiful I think I am going to have to make myself some!

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  8. THese are so beautiful and they make your mantle look so special. Have a great day,
    Meredith

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  9. Oh wow these are just totally amazing! The photos of them lit are so beautiful - you clever girl. I think it must be my browser but I still can't find a follow option so I will just have to keep popping back regularly. Didn't want you to think I didn't want to follow you because I do!!! Have a fab weekend.

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  10. Gorgeous, imaginative, atmospheric, simple but sooooooooo effective, what else can i say i love them :)
    Karen x

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  11. Hi! beautiful blog you have! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment over at my blog. Lovely to have you following (I can't figure out how to follow yours - help!) been looking over your old posts, The doll you made is too cute and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the owls! awesome! xxx
    Lotsa of love

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  12. Wow, wow, wow!!! So impressed! That first picture of them lit looks especially stunning! (Love your mirror too!)
    Maria x

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  13. Ohhhh yessss they are so gorgeous!! x

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  14. Just to let you know, I've just nominated you for an award on my blog :o)

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  15. They really are beautiful. What a lovely idea

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  16. Hello there! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes! And hello fabulous!? I'm loving those jars! What a spectacular finished result when they're all lovely and glowing.

    Happy weekend!

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  17. Beautiful with the tea lights alight as the natural light fades.x

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  18. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, they are stunning!!
    Lights on and off.
    Just so beautiful.

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  19. I've seen these before. Yes these photographs, these eact photographs. They are ALL OVER pinterest. Everyone is loving them!!! Including me.

    That mirror is gorjass too!

    xxx

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  20. Oh they look amazing, super pretty, love Posie

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  21. Oh my gosh these are GORGEOUS. Well done you. C.x

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  22. WOW! Beauties - such a great idea! I'm pinteresting these too so I remember to have a go at them sometime. I eat French yogurts that come in little glass pots and have quite a collection now - been wondering what to do with them and now I know. They look soooo nice lit like that.

    Nicki xx

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  23. Found your blog through Cozy Things. Love it! I will be back to visit again.

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  24. oh how beautiful, sooo pretty- what a fab idea ;0)x lovely blog too x

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  25. Oh my goodness, those are incredible! You're going to keep me busy every day now, I can tell. ;)

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  26. Wow!!!These are breathtakingly beautiful!!Such a smart idea!!

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  27. These are gorgeous! Beautiful when lit too!
    Loved your little gadget case in the last post too! So cute!
    Thank you for your lovely comment!
    Have a lovely week!
    Rachel x

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  28. so pretty! I'm on a de-cluttering roll after returning from my holiday - must clear my fire place and make some of these beauties! Elaine x

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  29. Stunning! Need to do this asap!

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  30. I think these are brilliant in more ways then one. If only I had a mantle piece, (or even a fire place!!) We dont even have internal windowsills! Such is life. But they will make wonderful presents.

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  31. Wow, they are so beautiful. Dreamy. x

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  32. These are truly stunning. I love the simple ideas. Nothing showy, just pure imagination (now I want to sing Pure Imagination as featured in Will Wonka...would anyone object?)
    How did you fasten on the lace though? Did you stitch or stick?
    Just amazing and I want that mirror. NOOOOOOW!
    x

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  33. These are great! What do you use to get the lace to stay on the jars?

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  34. I love these! I live in Alabama and I know people will love them h ere!! I noticed them on Pinterest and had to check out your blog. Do you have step-by-step directions on how to make them? I mean, it seems pretty simple, just hot glue? I'm not too crafty but want to get into it more. I may make some of these for Christmas presents. And I'd like to enter your giveaway thingy too! my blog is www.slingshotandarock.blogspot.com

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  35. How do I get the lace/twine on?? Did you stick them with glue??? Help! I'm panic-making for Christmas! :-) xxxx

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  36. soooo simple, yet elegant! How do you stick the lace and twine?

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  37. Ho do you stick the lace or twine on??

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  38. Hi - these are lovely but how to you stick the lace or twine on them????

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  39. Thank you to everyone who likes these little candles.
    I used a glue called 'tacky glue'. You should be able to find in craft shops or on t'internet.
    Xx

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  40. so pretty. my daughter will be using your idea for the table decorations at her vintage/bohemian wedding next summer

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  41. Stumbled upon your blog and I have been gobbling up all the prettiness! Wonderful heart and ideas and I will def be adding a little bit of Annaboo to my house!
    God Bless
    Jan

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  42. Would mog podge work for the votive candle holder project? It would go over the top of the lace too and give it a little finish. Great job by the way. Tana

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  43. Wow, these are just stunning! I am just getting into blogs. I love all of your idea's. Thanks for sharing. <3

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  44. Where are the instructions on how to make them like that? I am new to pinterest.

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  45. Where are the instructions to the lace on cangle holders?

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  46. Very Nice! Thank you, for sharing.

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