Dragonfly Treasure: Shiny Home Decor from Your Garden
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Shiny Home Decor from Your Garden


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While out pruning I saw the the dried stems of what used to be flowers of my Agapathus (Lily of the Nile). My light bulb sparked (as it sometimes does), and for some reason I saw these as silver.
 Then thought they should be paired with an aqua color. 

My light bulb was getting brighter by the moment!
I knew I had everything I needed to try to make my vision.


The dried Agapathus, silver paint, a clear vase and aqua paint
Please excuse the mess on the deck - everything is shoved against the house ready for Winter


I placed the glass vase over a pole I found.
 I wedged it between flaps of a cardboard box that happened to be outside.
Seemed sturdy


The vase took 2 coats of the Krylon Sea Glass


Next was the Agapathus. I wedged them in the flaps of the box also
and started spraying away with the Rust-oleum Silver Metallic Finish.


They only took one coat from every direction possible.


All dry and ready to come in the house
So pretty!!


Take a good look at this vase.
You won't see it again.

Yep, I dropped it!

Oh I was so mad!
I didn't have any slender vases left in my stash
Do I just scrap the project?
This was to be a $0 cost light bulb idea!

I finally gave in and dropped into Dollar Tree a few days later. Wouldn't you know they had the smallest variety of vases I have ever seen there. 95% were large sizes. I didn't have much to choose from. I wanted one with a ''waist'' - yeh another spark had flickered while spraying the original vase.  Dollar Tree didn't have any with "waists" (gets narrower somewhere along the otherwise straight "body").

I ended up picking the best I could find for what I wanted to do.
Took it outside and commenced spraying.


Dry -
I made it into the house with dropping this one!


My other spark ~
some bling 
See why I wanted the ''waist''?


I ended up using the strips I had leftover from another project.
Found a spot I thought they would look best and applied.


Viola`
I think it's pretty festive for a buck
$0 if you have all needed leftovers ;)

I can see these at parties, weddings, practically anywhere, 
any color ~ for table centerpieces and other decor.


Turned out easy and pretty useful for a little Holiday smile
each time I go in the hall bath!

16 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, looks very nice!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6. Shared.

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    1. You're welcome, thank you so much for hosting and sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  2. I adore your blog made "shiny" today but I also LOVE the Christmas Tree Terrarium on the left sidebar! I really envy it, maybe I will make one also if I find my Christmas supplies, I know the terrarium is in plain sight, I just have to find the christmas trees and color them, I think I just have green and white ones in, Maybe color in Easter Supplies. YOU are so very talented! Hugs, Cyndi

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    1. Hey girl, you are so talented in your own right!! Thank you for all the warm compliments :) I found a whole box of green trees at a yard sale over the Summer, I bleached some white to make some decorations to put in my shop. I think I read some place you can use food coloring to color them with. Just check Hometalk or Pinterest - you know you'll get tons of ways! LOL Happy Decorating! xoxox
      *hugs*
      deb

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  3. very nice - you always have good ideas. Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Aw, thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
      *hugs*
      deb

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  4. That is fantastic! What a brilliant creation, very festive x

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
      *hugs*
      deb

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  5. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  6. Great use of resources! I love that sea glass color, it pairs nicely with the silver flowers.

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    1. Thank you! I always find it curious how sometimes you just see colors that need to go together ;)

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  7. So pretty! Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! I hope to see you again this week!
    PS...I have a wonderful giveaway going on this week :)

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    1. Thank you! How exciting, see you soon ♥

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  8. This is such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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*hugs*deb

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