Thursday, January 30, 2014

Candles For The Patio

Last week I showed you my favorite outdoor space all spruced up. I added a drop cloth curtain, painted a side table & some pots and put together a couple of candles to create some ambiance in the evening.



It was super easy since I had all the items.... a  bag of sand, some votive sized candles (purchased awhile ago when they were marked down at HG), a Ball canning jar and a string with a plastic flower on it that was leftover from a package. 
Do you save miscellaneous stuff like the string, or is it just me?

I put some sand in the jar, tied the string around the top of the jar and added the candle. Simple! ...and functional, too!
I love little projects like this, don't you?

Pam

p.s. If you'd like to make this project, but don't have any canning jars, they are available at Walmart, Kmart and probably at your local grocery store right now or just use a jar you already have!








32 comments:

  1. Yes I love easy projects like this! Show me more! LOL! I also save those cute strings and ties especially when they have something attached. I just don't have any jars though, really need to get some of those. Great inspirations Pam!

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  2. This is very clever and creative, Pam! I love the beachy look!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Hi Pam, you little light will come in handy a lot over the summer I'm sure. Looking at the side bar, I see that your home is gorgeous. I don't envy you having to pick paint color, I find it so hard.

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  4. Love it. Yes, I save all sorts of things. You never know what you'll find in my goodie drawer. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Cute cute, funny I am working on some smaller jars myself. Enjoy the holiday Pam!~

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  6. Ok, this one made me giggle because I cut the handles off an Anthropologie bag just the other day. They were such a pretty gray ribbon that I had to keep them! Now I'm off to check out your porch post. Missed it last week.

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  7. I always love collecting ideas like these where you can find the supplies already in your home.

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  8. Love what you're doing on the porch. And, yes, I do save odd things. I call it re-cycling. Confession- this is bad, but PB gift-wrapped a wedding gift for me and tied an adorable key to the ribbon. I could just see the young wedding couple throwing away all the wrappings and that key, so I removed it before I gave it to them. It wasn't necessary and wasn't part of the gift. Am I rationlizing? Happy 4th! Linda

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  9. Great little DIY project, Pam. There's nothing like creating something new without having to spend a dime!

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  10. Such a great idea. I have a new baker's rack outside & I'm looking for things to decorate it with & I think this would be great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Yep, I save all sorts of weird stuff like that, thinking I will use it for something. Then, I spend hours trying to find where I put it!!! Like it though...very cute!

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  12. cute, once we got the beach house i made loads of these with free sand :)

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  13. Very cute! I love the look of them and how easy they are to make! The jute bow finishes it off so nicely. Great job!

    Pam

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  14. love these! So cute and most people have these items on hand :) Found you through the link party!
    Coley at www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this look! So rustic and charming!

    Jeanine

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  16. Pam,
    You candle looks great. It is the perfect summer hurricane isn't it. Love the sand and the twine. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home! And, have a great 4th weekend!
    Sherry

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  17. I love this! I can do this and thank you for showing us this!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Very Cute Pam!! Enjoy the holiday weekend, Martina

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  19. They turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing! Your patio is adorable.

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  20. Yep! I'm a string saver. LOL! I'm totally going to do this for the 4th and have them going up our front steps. Thanks for the great idea Pam and for sharing it at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  21. Cute look, Pam. You are right the jars should be easy to find this time of year.

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  22. Dontcha just love a great mason jar project? This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Very cute! And yes, I do the same thing - I have a box where I throw all of these 'things' and then I know where they are when I find that 'perfect' use for them! Love outdoor lighting --

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  24. I love these. I have a couple ourside on the patio but, I want to make more. And I love the string instead of the ribbonI used! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  25. Your candle is simply lovely - thank you so much for sharing! I love anything those mason jars - just fabulous!
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    Concetta

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  26. OH sure YES not only love these little creativeness but I also save each and every thing like this... I have lots and lots of things like this...
    Your candle looks very decorative Pam... simply tempting beauty...
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    Love
    Farah

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  27. So cute, the string and little charm are the perfect touches!

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  28. I do like quick easy projects like this one too. I'm your newest follower, I'm Susan from homeroad.net. Your blog is a lot like mine, I like your clean white and simple style, it's like mine!
    Susan

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  29. That is really neat! I like how you used what you had, and it was a total success!

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  30. I love mason jar projects! I totally save stuff like jars and string...it's definitely not just you.

    I found you through the DIY Show-Off linky party and I'm your newest follower. I'd love a follow back if you're interested --> Carissa's Creativity Space

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