Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Countdown - 10 days left!

In the previous post 12 days left! I talked about a simple table centerpiece that was a grouping of clear glass dishes filled with candy.  If you don't have a group of dishes that are various heights today's project an Apothecary vase, will eliminate that problem.  These vases are extremely popular and can cost $50.00 or more.  You can make your own for just a few dollars.

The main supplies needed can be found in the back of your cupboards or at the dollar store.  You will need a glass vase and a glass candlestick.  I used clear glass for mine, but you could use colored glass if you prefer.  The only other material is a good adhesive glue that will work on glass.  I used E-6000 glue that can be found at most craft stores.

This vase was purchased from a garage sale and the candlestick from the dollar store.  Total cost for the taller vase - $2.00. 

This vase came from my kitchen cupboards.  It once held flowers from the florist.  You probably have at least one of these in your cabinets.  I know, you were not sure what you would do with it but you could not toss it out. 
This candlestick is a medium height.  You can use a taller one just make sure that the size of the vase on top does not become top heavy.
Here are the steps to create your vase:
  1. Wash your vase and candlestick with warm soapy water
  2. Dry completely
  3. In a well ventilated area spread glue on the two pieces according to your glue package directions.
  4. Put the pieces together.
  5. Let the glue dry completely before you move your new vase.
A vase of any kind is a versatile piece.  The dramatic look of the Apothecary vase would be well received by anyone on your Christmas list.  They might think that you spent a lot of money on them.  No need to tell them any different.


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