Hey Sweet Friends, how are ya doing?
Well, I sure can tell Fall is in the air here
in Michigan. Gone our those warm days and
nights of summer. Temps are cooling and
this girl seems to get her nesting bug going
I see so many out in blogland that are already decorating
for fall. I think I put it off because for me, fall signifies
that winter will soon be on its way. And I love
the warmer day's of spring and summer.
Okay...so brewing around in my head has been
fun ways to begin my fall decorating.
We all see varying sizes and shapes of those
wonderful Apothacary jars, right? And that got
me thinking. DANGEROUS, I know!!! lol
Hmmm....where are those bases and jars I have been
wanting to marry together?
Last week I took the 3 containers you see pictured
above and glued them on to the bases, as seen.
That just got me started, and I never am one to
stop at just 2 or 3...noooooo I
go way overboard!!!
Then a couple of days ago in my thrifting jaunts
I came across a few more bases and jars. I also
snagged a few jars that I had been using in my studio.
So I have everything assembled and ready to go and
thought you might like to know what I do.
How bout a simple HOW TO for you?
First off, the most important part is a good glue.
GOOP, Craft Glue is my go to for EVERYTHING glue!
First I gathered all my bases which are basically candle sticks
and/or those flat votives style. I find these at $ stores
and my local thrifting places for usually less than a $1.
And may jars, which are also easy to
find a garage sales, thrifting stores or you may
already have some in your home.
Second, I mix and match my tops/bottoms
till I get the right feel. Keep in mind, the bigger
jars do need a stable base so you may need to
go bigger on them at the foot.
Carefully glue the base (candle stick in this case) all
the way around. Then place your jar on top.
I do look inside to make sure I am
putting it in the middle. Then
ever-so-slightly turn or twist the 2 pieces to make sure there's
no air bubbles and the glue is sealed to both
I LOVE the left jar with the lid, it came this way.
The base was something I had that had been waiting for
a mate. I them painted the lid/candle stick gold.
Since the jar on the left is a bit wider, I knew I'd
need a larger base. The middle is a smaller candle
stick holder and the bottom was a $ store flat glass votive
that I knew would work well for a sturdy base.
So don't be afraid to use more than one piece for
each set, if needed.
I am so excited to get started on my Fall decor.
Please be sure to check back so you can
see how I incorporate these into my home.
Happy Decorating for fall!