fall fun friday: candle votives.

Today’s fall decoration project is very, very easy and affordable. I will say one thing quickly, when decorating for various seasons or holidays, try using things that you already have and maybe just change it around a bit to fit the particular time of year. It could be changing out ribbon color on something, or different flowers for the appropriate time of year, or just switching out candles of different colors. I do that a lot and it not only saves time, but money as well. And come on, who doesn’t want to save money these days?

So. On to the point of this post…the decoration. Here it is:

All I needed for this project was:

  • 1 bag of dried “navy beans” (left over from last week’s project)
  • 3 glass candle votives ($1 each at Dollar General)
  • 3 small candles of various fall colors (44 cents each at Walmart)
  • Round base (already had)
  • 1 bag of black rocks (already had)

The process of the project is pretty self-explanitory from the pictures, so I won’t give the details on how I made it. I just wanted to share because it was such an easy and cheap project. This decoration can sit just about anywhere in your house. It could be a kitchen table centerpiece or an end table decoration. For us, it’s in the middle of our coffee table in our living room. I like seeing it as soon as I walk in the door.

I’ll go ahead and give you a hint for next week’s project: it hangs on the door. Hmmmmm…