Tuesday, December 13, 2011

cheap Christmas in a vase

I know I'm super late on getting with the Christmas decorating.

I just havent gotten into it this year, time is just flying by too fast.
We did get our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

So, here is my super fast and super cheap project I did last night.

About a week or so ago I went to Kmart since they had jar candles on sale for $3.99 SUPER CHEAP! But alas when I got there, the shelves were completely wiped out.
But I did find these two vases for $6 and candle stick holders for 99 cents.
(running total under $14)

I had been putting off buying the fabulous E-6000 glue since this sucker is expensive.
I saw a picture on a blog somewhere with a price tag on the tube, it said $3-something.
Woah, our craft store sells it for oh $7.99.

I had a 40% off coupon good for this past weekend, plus a $5 gift card.
I got the glue and a candy bar for 81 cents, chee hoo!
(total now $14.81)

I applied some glue to the candle stick holder and then placed the vase on top.

Man that is some messy glue to work with!
Be careful and have a nice area to work in and some petroleum jelly close by.
After letting it dry here they are...

A while ago we went up to Kokee and picked up pine cones so they were FREE.
I threw a bunch of them in the jar.
I also added some left over glitter ornaments from several years ago, again FREE.

I put them on the entryway table. It still looks bare but, its a start.
I still have 12 days left, right?

Total cost of project under $15!
Plus I got a candy bar too.

I'm linking to the parties at the bottom of my page go check out the other great projects!

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Jessica said...

How cute, I love the mix of pine cones and glittery ornaments. I've been meaning to make one of those dollar store vases but haven't gotten around to it yet, I might have to go check out their selection.

Cori said...

So pretty! I'm now following your blog and I hope you'll follow me back.


Shell said...

Very cute!

A Few Pennies said...

This is a sweet idea; aren't these pretty to fill all seasons of the year too. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Carrie said...

Very clever! And wow, that glue is expensive... but worth it for the awesome outcome.

Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday, hope you join us again tomorrow!

Room to Inspire said...

Great project and love the price tag! Hope your Holidays are great!



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