Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Transformation Tuesday #1 - Tea Light Flowers


I love making use of things that most people throw away or put in their recycling bin.  I made these flowers out of those metal things that tea light candles come it and some jute.  Josh came up with the idea of wrapping jute around the baby snack can and gluing the flowers on.  He's so dreamy...

Here's what we started with:


And here's Josh putting his crafting skills to work on the can wrapping.  He glued it in a few spots along the way:


Be sure to wrap the jute tight and keep pulling down as you go.  Then just glue your flowers on!

I even double-sided taped (I couldn't commit) one to my beaded mason jar!



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81 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! And seriously what a clever way to reuse those old tealights.. I may have to find a few of mine to make some sweet mason jars!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. Hi!
    I'm your newest follower :)
    These are just adorable, I really love them. Very creative and thank you for sharing it with us, Have a really great day!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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    1. I'm following you, too. Thanks and you're welcome, hun!

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  3. OOOhhhh... I am definitely copying this idea! I love it! I am all for easy projects with just a few supplies. Great job! Over from Cowgirl btw.

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    1. LOL, I'm all about the easy and few supplies, too. Bonus if I already have everything and I was going to throw it out anyways! Thanks for the comment!

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  4. What a great way to use those tea light holders after the candle is gone. These would make a nice addition to a backyard barbeque or outdoor summer party. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So pretty!! Such a great idea to use tea lights to make flowers!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What a terrific idea...these turned out lovely. I'm now following you and would if you could follow back.

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  7. Ahhhh...so very THRIFTY and CUTE too!!! Hop over and share with us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I'll be there.

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  8. I love this repurpose! I will have to remember to save my empty tea light holders. I would love it if you would share at my linky party Tout It Tuesday http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-8.html

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    1. I added it to your party, thanks!

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    2. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  9. This is such a cute idea. Would love for you to share it on my linky party!
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks, Marcie
    www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  10. Oh, this is soooo cute!
    How I regret tossing some of those tea-light tins in the garbage just a few days ago!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh, no! You'll have more empty ones in no time. Thanks for the comment!

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  11. These turned out so cute! Who would had thought. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Bravo!! I'm giving you a standing ovation for this repurpose! LOVE it. Featuring you on Facebook in the morning. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625
    Also pinning! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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    1. Thanks Christina! You're so sweet!

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  13. Such a clever idea! I will never throw used tealights away again.

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    1. Lol, did I just create a tea light hoarder! JK, thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I have to start saving my tea light holders now. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party this week.

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    1. You're welcome, thanks so much for hosting the party!

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  15. Great idea on wrapping the empty gerber can too! The flowers are cute!

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    1. I'm wrapping everything in my house in Jute...it's kind of becoming an issue.

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  16. LOVE these! So simple but so pretty!

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  17. SOO adorable and very creative!! I love the tea light flowers!!! And the twine on that candle is so lovely! I'm definitely pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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  18. LLOOVEE this! We must have kindred spirits. I love UP cycling. Plus I love twine, all the better! Check out my DIY Wreath Form / Base from a steering wheel cover, paper and tape. Trying to finish it tonight :) New follower to you - hope you can follow me back
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Can't wait to see it, I'm following you now. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  19. You're a STAR tonight at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up this fabulous project! xxoo
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/06/wildly-original-features-3-new-party.html
    <3 Christina

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  20. Those jute flowers are cute on both projects... I thought I like the can better... but now after looking again, it's hard to decide!
    great job!
    gail

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  21. These. Look. Awesome! :) Thanks for sharing these!

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  22. Such a neat way to recycle into a flower

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  23. These are too cute too!
    Kim@madeinaday

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