Starfish Candle Holder and Printable Art
Hi Friends! Welcome to the first day of the Seashell Crafts Event. I’m excited to be joining eleven other bloggers for three days of seashell crafts, just in time for summer!
So we all have extra flower pots, right? Here’s a great upcycle/recycle idea for pot and saucer.
Supplies: Flower pot, acrylic paint (this is Bahama Blue from DecoArt), a sealer like DuraClear Ultra Matte from DecoArt, a tea light holder, a tea light, some rope or ribbon, a starfish, hot glue and some glass beads.
Step 1: Paint the flower pot.
Step 2: Give it a coat of sealer.
Step 3: Use hot glue to add the rope starfish.
Step 4: Add the candle, votive and glass beads.
This candle holder is really durable (thanks to the sealer) so you can use it indoors or outdoors.
If starfish aren’t your thing, use another type of shell.
Gifts from the Sea
Have you read Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh? It’s one of my favorite books to read and reread. If you aren’t familiar with Anne’s story, she was the wife of the famous pilot Charles Lindbergh, and she suffered a terrible loss when her baby was kidnapped. I really admire Anne, her grace and strength, and the way she was able to carry on and find so much good in the world.
So I created this printable: Gifts from the Sea Art. Just click the link, save it to your computer, print and frame.
Be sure to stop by and visit these great blogs for many more seashell ideas!
Monday: Domestically Speaking, H2O Bungalow, At Home with the Barkers
Tuesday: Artsy Chicks Rule, Cottage at the Crossroads, The Country Chic Cottage, Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Wednesday: The Kim Six Fix, Our Southern Home, White Lace Cottage, Petticoat Junktion
If you like beachy projects or flower pot creations, check out these posts!
3 Beachy Mason Jar Candle Ideas
16 Flower Pot Projects for Every Season
Sonya~at home with the barkers says
So cute and I love the quote on the printable! I’m ready for summer now after seeing all of these projects.
Kathy @petticoatjunktion says
How cute! I love using sisal with seashells. So nautical. Thanks for sharing!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
So cute Malia! Love your beachy candle holder and that printable is beautiful!
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Cute idea and I love that it can go outdoors as well!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Cute idea and I love the printable too!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Hi Malia, I just love your flowerpot candle holder, and I’m glad to know about the sealer. I painted some pots last year and most of the paint has already chipped off! Pinning and sharing on FB!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
This is adorable! I can see making these for holidays like Memorial Day in red, white and blue. Pinning and sharing your fun idea!
This is so pretty! What a beautiful gift this would make for someone too!
What a beautiful color of blue you chose. And the printable is lovely!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
So pretty!! I love the color against the shells. Perfect craft for our beach cottage.