Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Candle Holders

OMG I'm so excited to share this with you! I actually just whipped this up in about fifteen minutes, and cannot wait another second to show it off.

I was putting finishing touches on my fall decor and knew that my long neglected kitchen windowsill was missing something. It has afterall been sporting a fan for the last three months, and I wasn't feeling very inspired. And then today the fan was put in storage, and the window sill yelled at me to be decorated. (No joke, it actually did yell at me!)

I was making a list of things I needed to grab to top off my decor and decided to head to Pinterest to figure out one last thing. And then the idea hit me! I never knew how adorable beans could be, and they're the perfect color for fall.

I have a hard time letting go of jars, and shoe boxes, or boxes in general. Because I know the second I throw them out I'll find something to use them for. I'm borderline hoarder, it's ridiculous...off I went to the pantry. I kind of wanted a random look to this, so I chose jars of different shapes and sizes. I also tried to avoid those with labels still attached.

I gathered the supplies...

And began fussing around....
And this is what resulted

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

The jars ended up a little fuller than I wanted because some of the jar mouths were too small to fit the candle all the way inside. So filling them to the top solved that problem. But I like the look

Also I think the bean combo are beautifully colored for fall! Just perfect!

(thanks Mom for the bean mix!)

The twine I had left over from my fall leaves project along with the felt that I threw in. The colors didn't have enough red, so I threw in a little of my own.

And finally here is the picture of the windowsill after it's all said and done.
You can see how awesome it goes together with my fall leaves garland!

A little more glowing picture.

This project took 15 minutes and was free as I had everything on hand! Love those projects.

SO DARNED PROUD of myself tonight. I'm not a crafter, I"m a quilter, but apparently I'm being sucked into the dark side! Oh well...at least they have cookies there...(so I've been told...)

15 comments:

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I LOVE THIS!!! ...just sayin. Consider yourself pinned, my friend :)

Christina Olson said...

So cute!!

Jenn said...

Love it! Definitely my kind of crafting/decorating! ~Jenn

Stephanie said...

I love it! Great job! I really need to get to work on my own fall decorations, everyone is making me slightly jealous!

Connie said...

Looks neat! Great candles and love the garland!
Quilting by the River

shopannies said...

recently saw something like this at my sister in laws and loved it thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

The Doodler said...

Pretty! I like the full candles too, it is a little bit different and adds more color. This is great for any holiday, just change the colors! Thanks for sharing, I came over from the house of hepworths link party and I am now one of your "stalkers." :)
Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

Mindie Hilton said...

Love it.

Jill said...

What a lovely simple and effective idea for candles!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love it! I love Ball jars and this is a great idea for the fall. Great pictures!

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

Hi, found you through J&M's Eye Candy blog hop. :)

I have all of these things here right now and I could make these but I live in Hawaii and the weebles would infest the beans if I left them out like that. Is there a secret to keeping them away?

Saving4Change said...

Adorable! I'm not a great crafter either but you made it look easy =).

I'm a new follower from the Mel Dreams Often hop. Joined via GFC. Would love for you to visit me too. www.saving4change.com. Have a great weekend.

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

These are really cute! I love your garland too!

Jill said...

Great overall effect for your window!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

I LOVE THESE! So glad you linked these 2 weeks ago. They are being featured tonight on my blog.

www.familyeverafterblog.com