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Easter Whimsies...and...More Ways to Make Something From (Almost) Nothing!

Easter Whimsies




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Before I go on...
I am compelled to tell you that this category always makes me feel a bit like ...





Mary Poppins !!


Now that that's out of the way...


I'll tell you my story about making Easter Whimsies out of nothing!


(Well...almost nothing!)



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The other day I found a miniature terra cotta pot lying in a drawer...


I thought of a picture I'd seen on another blog (sorry, can't remember which one). It showed a thick, white pillar candle inside of a similar, larger pot. That idea inspired me to tuck one of our tiny candles from the
Gift Pantry inside this miniature version. (Hint: I used my time~honored Picture~Putty/Earthquake~Wax trick to hold the candle upright.)


The orange clay color was a little too vibrant for the soft spring look I was after. So...with just a few strokes of leftover paint...applied with a damp paper towel...and a few tufts of moss...we transformed it from earthy orange to heavenly turquoise green. Thus...these odd bits and bobs metamorphosed into this delightful little emblem of spring...in only a matter of minutes. (I was thinking that an entire set of these would be pretty at the Easter table...one at each place~setting perhaps...or several marching down the center in lieu of a larger centerpiece?)


Next, I gathered these dried herb and pepper berry bundles...left over from our Edible Wreaths project...tucked them into a small vintage basket and perched them atop our black iron pedestal. I thought it look quite festive!



Of course, because these whimsies were put together in very little time...using items I was going to throw away...or had about the house...


it almost IS like making something from nothing!!!



Okay... I know YOU all are making something WONDERFUL...from nothing... or...very little...

so...as always...we'd LOVE to hear about it!

Warmly,


Tracey and Family!


P.S. Please visit again on Friday when I'll be posting about the third item in the top picture !!!




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JUST A NOTE OF CAUTION:

It probably goes without saying, however, I'd like to point out that these candles are NOT FOR USE they are for decorative purposes ONLY.

I wouldn't recommend lighting them due to the flammability of the moss. (As always, never leave lighted candles unattended!)

10 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Cute candle and great words of advice. Hugs dear friend

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you so much Carol! Hugs right back to you...and a kiss for each cheek.

Love,
Tracey
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Dumpster Decorators said...

You have quite a way of putting the most simple things together.

Storybook Woods said...

Cute, cute, cute, you are the queen xoxoxo Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello DD!!
Thank you for the kind words. Even still... I have to say that I am still thinking of those enchanting up~cycled silver plate that you transformed into plant stakes...and the pincushion you created using a silver sugar bowl and SHOULDER PADS...amazing!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Clarice...right back at YOU my generous friend.

Hugs and love,
Tracey
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Kimberly said...

I love it!! So sweet!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thanks so much Kimberly! I appreciate the good words. :)
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Gumbo Lily said...

Something from (almost) nothing! You go girl!

Jody

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Jody!! I wanted to tell you how much enjoyed your post...loved the images with the snow...the crane...and your positive spin on snow and soil :)!

Happy Easter!
Warmly,
Tracey
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