Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Indian Corn Candle - Pinterest Success #6

As I was putting together my tables for Thanksgiving, I decided that I could use a new centerpiece for the buffet table. It needed to be on a smaller scale, since I need room for all the dishes of food and I didn't want anything too involved, at this point in the preparations.

I pinned this a few weeks ago and decided I could improvise with some things that I already had. If you look at the original pin, you will see I did not have Indian corn with husks, nor did I place the corn all the way around the vase. I also used burlap, instead of twine. My version is different, but I am happy with the changes.

The easy steps are as follows : {Step 1 - glue indian corn with glue gun, around back and sides of glass vase to temporarily hold upright} {Step 2 - tie strip of burlap, you have previously cut and fringed around corn to hold in place. Tie a knot or bow in the front of the vase} {Step 3 - insert candle in vase}

This pretty candle will give a festive glow to my buffet table and I made it with materials I already had. Don't be afraid to improvise when you are looking at a pinterest idea. Since my buffet table is against the wall, this version looks even better. Pinterest should give us the idea, but our creativity should shine through :-)

10 days until Thanksgiving - have a great Tuesday!

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  1. Love it:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  2. Alrighty then - you did a great job there. I love pinterest too. And I think this centerpiece is awesome looking. sandie

  3. An idea is even better when you can put your own twist on it ... and use supplies you are already have on hand. Have a great day. Tammy

  4. how cute! I have all of these items....going to try it!

  5. That looks great. Gotta love Pinterest. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  6. These turned out beautifully. I love how "earthy" it is.

  7. I love it! I've actually used a few Pinterest ideas for Thanksgiving decorations and been very pleased with them. I also changed them up a bit.

    I'm an empty-nester now too, but miss my grown-up kids so much--none of them live in the town where I live.

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

  8. Improvising is what makes it our own. Love the addition of the burlap. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Love to have you join in with Share Your Cup.

  9. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  10. This turned out awesome! I love it. The burlap adds the special touch!! Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Love having you!! :)

  11. I love it! what a great idea. Thanks for linking up to a Pintersting Party!!

  12. What a delightful display. I love incorporating Indian Corn into my decor. Your burlap and Indian corn is so striking.
    Blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving,

  13. These are very cute fun and festive! I love the way you used the corn with it. Very Creative.

    Mikaila from alittlebitofcraft.blogspot.com

  14. I just love this Vicki!!! Soooo cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  15. Hi Vicki,

    I like your Indian corn candle; it's perfect for a Thanksgiving table. I like that you used burlap instead of twine -- I'm loving burlap these days. :)

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  16. Great idea - I pinned it! Stopped by from Sunny Simple.

  17. I think you did a fab job in your improv!!

  18. Your creativity did shine through with your pretty candle project!

  19. That is a darling idea. I love pinterest and spend way too much time there. Thanks for sharing with the party.

  20. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Such a creative project, perfect for the holiday!


  21. I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it at the All Star Block Party. I am featuring it today.


  22. What a creative idea and I love how simple it is to make, but so pretty!


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