Sunday, June 13, 2010

sparkly gems

i picked up this huge glass hurricane for a steal a while back (at a thrift store of course!)



and decided to fill the base with decorative sand...

did I mention it is huge, I could barely see the first bag of sand I poured in there

time for another plan...

so I discovered these fake sparkly jewels at Michaels




used my coupons to buy two packs, just love them




nestled a big fat candle in the middle




and finished it off with a long strip of my stamped french fabric (still loooving those stamps!)



doesn't it look pretty!



Take a look here for the parties I'm linking up to!

happy days,
Tracey

29 comments:

Terrell said...

This is an adorable and super chic look! Thank you for sharing!! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

Haverford House said...

Love how you used these jewels with the candle! And your stamped ribbon tops it all off! ~Marcy

Suzan said...

OOOhhhh...where did you find your "frenchy" stamps?

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

ohhh I love the fake sparly gems! :)
Your hurricane looks fabulous!
gail

Debbie said...

What a fantastic idea...adds just the right amount of bling and a little more sparkle. Thanks for participating in the party.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, it is adorable. Be blessed. Cindy

One Cheap B*tch said...

Very pretty and the Paris ribbon really does make the perfect finishing touch!

Jeanine

Anna said...

very pretty! thanks for visiting my blog :)

Kristin said...

So pretty! Love the idea of tying the ribbon around the bottom, and those jewels are fun - I've seen them before, but never known what to do with them...think i'm going to have to get some for my own hurricane (which is also needing a makeover!). Thanks for the idea, and thanks for visiting my blog!!

stacy@dooLITTLETHINGS said...

Ooooh! Good idea! I'm thinking about all the different possibilities with ribbons and jewels. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

How pretty! I've never seen those jewels before. I'm going to have to look.

I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

Laura @ along for the ride

Caroline said...

Wow, I think it turned out great. I love your ribbon.

Staci J said...

Very elegant, sparkly, and sophisticated. Great job! Visiting from Anything Related.
justsewsassy.com

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi, just found you through Toot'n Tuesday, hope you will follow me back :)

Sue said...

Cute idea using the "gems." I don't think I've ever seen them before. And I really love the stamped ribbon. I need to purchase some stamps and get creative - I've seen so many clever ideas recently.
:-) Sue

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Very nice...
Molly

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Oooh! I love those!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
{Rebekah}

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Just the perfect touch!

Sherry said...

I really like those gems. I saw some but they weren't white. Love yours! They look wonderful in your hurricane candle.
Sherry

Rosie said...

absolutely beautiful...when summer finally arrives, white seashells would be quite decadent...miss you, stop over for a chat...love Rosie

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your hurricane, I am jealous. The gems and the fabric look fab.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love the look you created!

32˙North said...

Hi Tracey,

Great project and really practical, too, as you're all set for next time the power goes out!

Amanda

Kathy said...

Very nice! You've given me some ideas for my daughter's wedding :)
Love the stamping and the gems!
God Bless,
Kathy

~~Carol~~ said...

It's just lovely, and I'll bet it's all sparkly when you have it lit at night!
Happy White Wednesday!
Carol

Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

I see these gems all the time and think of some awesome things I could do with them. I LOVE what you did!

Rosie said...

thank you,so much my dear girl, for honoring me with a place on your blog list...
Hoping your Thursday is special...sweet dreams... Rosie

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

I love those plastic gems :) And your hurricane looks great. It's always nice when you find something BIG at a thrift store since most used stuff seems to be tiny and nick-nacky. Good job!

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