Monday, June 3, 2013

Literally Turned Upside Down

Back in the late 90's round ball candles were very popular and I had a wall sconce that was designed to hold one. I can't remember what ever happened to the sconce but for some reason I still have the glass candle holder. Instead of donating it to the local thrift store I decided to repurpose it by turning it upside down and making a glass cloche.

I couldn't find a picture of those sconces but this one is pretty close except without the round ball candles.
Here is my glass candle holder...

 I also had bought a glass plate from the thrift store and used this technique to give it a mercury glass look.

 I found a glass drawer knob at the hardware store to attach to the top of the candle holder.
(The photo I took of the knob was a little fuzzy so the one on the left came from the hardware store's website)

 I used epoxy to glue the knob to the top of the glass candle holder.

 It was really simple to put this together. The real challenge is in decided what to put inside. I tried several ideas using stuff I have around the house.
The first one you saw was the obvious and one my most favorite beach theme. 

 Staying with the spring/summer theme I made this...

 ....and this

And finally this...

And then I put together my favorite.

Here it is in its new spot in my home...

So glad I didn't give it away!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. How neat - I love this! Pinning :)

  2. What a clever idea! I love the two displays with the ceramic birds. Nicely done!

    Planting Daffodils

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I love the ceramic birds. Got them on sale at Michael's last fall. Thanks for visiting too!

  3. Wow - so cute!! I love re-purposing old things! I'm definitely pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

    1. Thanks Betsy and thanks for pinning. Your opinion means a lot!

  4. These are so cute! Awesome idea. Thank you so much for linking up.

    1. You are so welcome Rita...I love linking up on your site. Thanks for visiting too.

  5. You have been featured at Craftionary today.. :) Thanks for linking up!

  6. What a great idea! I love how you used it, too!