Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Re-purposed Glass Votive Holder

I'm sure all of you have seen these glass votive holders while thrifting.  They are usually about a dollar each.




This one was pretty plain and pretty big, perfect for a cloche.  Some of these votive holders have etched patterns or scenes on them that don't work out well as cloches, because the scene will be upside down. 

I also had this rustic spool.  


So I had my husband enlarge the hole a bit on one end of the spool so the little glass nib on top of the votive holder fit snugly up inside the spool.  I thought that I would have to glue it,  but it fit so well and is not wobbly at all.  I can lift it up by the spool.  (But maybe not a good idea).

Here is my re-purposed votive holder/cloche with a vintage Sears Roebuck cloth tape measure that was my Grandma's.


Then I perched a small vintage sewing scissors in the hole on top.


I placed the homemade cloche in a vintage baking pan with a jar of crochet threads, two jars of buttons, and two more spools or bobbins.







I like the way the votive holder/cloche turned out.  It's perfect for sewing vignettes.














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18 comments:

  1. Very clever, Carlene! Great way to keep track of those elusive measuring tapes and keep your scissors handy, too!

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  2. Brilliant. Love the sewing notions under and on it. One of my favorite cloches here was a light fixture.

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  3. Bravo! I know what I'll be looking out for this week at the GW and SA ;-)

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  4. Perfect sewing vignette, for sure!
    I have some of these votives...still in use at my house! But I also see them when out bargain shopping, too.
    Great repurpose. The measuring tape is such a cute idea.

    Pat

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  5. Lovely Carlene! You really have a great design flair.

    I see those at the thrift all the time, almost bought a couple, had no idea what I would do with them. Great repurpose idea.

    :) Pam

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  6. This vignette is fabulous. Comes together nicely with a rustic flair.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. Very creative, I love it! I have seen those candle things but hadn't thought about using one as a cloche, next time I see one it's MINE!! LOL!

    Tania

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  8. Really cute use for those little candle holders. They are very easy to find and cheap too. Must pick up some to re-purposes.
    Audrey Z.

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  9. I love it!!! I collect old sewing items and this vingette just speaks to me.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. You are soooo . . . creative. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Patti@OldThingsNew
    http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

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  11. I liked this one, especially the measuring tape part but then when you added the red touches and changed it up, I loved it even more!
    Liz

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  12. Would you believe I saw one of those at GW yesterday and left it sitting there. You are sooo creative. Cute idea.

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  13. oh I have one of those votives and I would have never thought of using it as a base like that! Inspiring!

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  14. Love this idea! I have several of these. And I love the sewing vignette!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. How adorable, I really like this grouping!!!!

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  16. I need to start dreaming up ideas like you. Maybe just group all my parts in one box and something will come to me.

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