Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Goodwill Jewels - Project #1

The other day my daughter and I (with 3 year old grandson in tow) decided to check out some of the local thrift stores. Let’s just say that going with a 3 year old - who has not yet had a nap - might NOT be the best time to scout out goodies all across the city! However, we couldn’t wait another minute (lest someone else buys the item we are looking for), so we began our quest.

At the first store I found a beautiful selection of various size/types of stemware. I remembered an item I had seen at Hobby Lobby, and thought that I could make some really pretty candles out of them. At anywhere from $0.25 to $0.95, I spent less than $5. Later that day I stopped by Hobby Lobby, picked up a bag of wax crystals and some wicks. Once home I placed the wick in the center of the glass and poured in the wax crystals.

They looked pretty – but rather bland. Since the only color of wax crystals they had at the time was white, I felt they needed something to add a little color.

The bag of colored crystals that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree was just the thing. I emptied the wax out of the glasses, added a few crystals to each glass, and then placed the wax crystals back in there. I thought they were quite cute and could be used in a lot of different areas that needed “a little something”.

So much for “Goodwill Treasures – Project #1”. That was another easy one, but was fun to get my mind thinking of creative new ways to use old things. Stay tuned for other Goodwill Treasures Projects. The next one was more difficult and had quite a transformation!!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see what other gems you've found and transformed. :)


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