Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In the Mood for a Quickie

I was in the mood to create tonite yet I didn't feel like doing any needlework or mosaics. Actually I just finished a small mosaic table and now just waiting for it to fully set so I can grout it. But the point is, I felt like "doing" something yet I didn't want to invest a lot of time or start on anything to big. So I started just messing around in my crafting room and ran across a small, very cute, vintage candle holder. My mind started ticking as I looked around the room, trying to think of what to do with it besides the obvious use of a candle holder. And this is what I came up with.

In the middle is the candle holder. I broke off some roses and leaves from the shown rose basket. Found the pretty vintage rose cup in my stash and got out a cup full of  Mastic.

I wanted/needed to fill the cup with Mastic to secure the roses and leaves. But doing that was gonna use a lot of Mastic so I first filled it 3/4 with flat marble gems. I'm sure that I could have used a number of things besides the marbles; paper towels even. The idea was just to not have to use so much Mastic.

So here's the cup filled with the Mastic. I used one stick to scoop it out and the other to scrape it off. I got it all nice and even and cleaned off any access. Now time to add the roses!
Here we go...I simply stuck the roses and leaves into the Mastic, arranging them close together.

Next I filled in the hole of the candle holder with Mastic. It wasn't to large of an opening so I simply put in nothing but the Mastic. I built it up a tad high so there would be plenty to grab onto the cup,.

And here it is!! Now just to let it dry Hopefully it will be a success! If not, I will DEF let you know, lol!! (I've done many things similar to this so I'm pretty sure all will be good.)

Would love to hear any comments and of course I welcome questions! I would be beyond honored if you would join my site...getting your blog out there in the huge blogging world isn't easy and I would so appreciate any help! TY for being here!!


The Queen of Junk said...

It's very cute!

Kristi Coles said...

TY much!!!

ccg said...

I love it but I sure hope the rose pc wasn't a capodimonte !!!! LOL

Kristi Coles said...

Actually yes, it was a capodimonte but the basket was very damaged. So this is a way of saving the roses!

ccg said...

lol...that's ok then. I also love your blog to answer Greg's question on FB. Keep those great pics and projects coming !!!