Thursday, November 3, 2011

Repurpose Thursday - Flower Votives

My very first blog posting featured a French Blue Chest that I had refinished and at the end of the post, I asked you to take a closer look at my handmade votive.  An inexpensive yet dramatic effect accomplished by hot gluing tulip petals to the bottom of a votive.


Well, it dawned on me that flower votives could be a unique decorative element for our Thanksgiving table.  Thankfully, I had three fall flowers left over from my fall wreath as well as votives from a wedding that I had designed and of course, my glue gun. 

My tutorial is basic and easy to follow so here it goes...

Separate flower petals and cut into pieces.


Glue 1st row of petals at desired height and then 2nd row while overlapping petals.


Continue gluing petals until you have covered the entire votive.


Turn votive over, glue leaves to base and then adhere a felt circle to complete the project.


And voila....


Let me know what you think.....







18 comments:

  1. I love, love, love your handmade votives...I must try to make some...And, I love your centerpiece on your table...Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

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  2. What a lovely, unique idea! I never would have thought of it. Great table decorating idea!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  3. I think those are beautiful! What a clever idea and perfect with your fall centerpiece! Love it! We need to get together soon! ;)

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  4. The centerpiece is fantastic and I love the flower votives!

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  5. Oh my goodness these are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how it all came together, love the colors!

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  6. Beautiful!!! I love these.

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  7. What a great idea. I literally have a box of different kinds of silk flowers sitting in my garage. They shall be repurposed! Thanks for sharing this simple idea...Kathi

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  8. What a brilliant idea! I will be looking at silk flowers in a whole new way now. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  9. Oh wow. I really love the final product. What a wonderful idea.

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  10. You handmade votives are a fabulous idea and so beautiful at that. Thank you for the inspiration for such a beautiful and easy project.

    Thank you so much for sharing this creative idea at Potpourri Friday!

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  11. This are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I saw something like it and kind of too much for them and here you have it with how too!! Thanks for sharing. Have a terrific week. FABBY

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  12. I have a ton of these votives I save. This is a great idea. I can make them for every season.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Ruth

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  13. So smart! Thank you for linking it with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  14. This is so cute! What a fun and great idea!

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  15. That is a very cool idea! Love the way yours turned out. Will be featuring tonight. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday! xo Jami

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  16. Really lovely! I'd love to feature this at the next Craftastic Monday, but would need you to add the party button or a link somewhere on your blog. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  17. love this! i am sharing at www.gandcjohnson.blogspot.com

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  18. Sorry I am getting over late to let you know--You've been featured at www.itssoverycheri.com in my Saturday Showcase.

    Cheri

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