31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive

I love texture. Love to add texture to objects and love to see texture on objects. To me…texture adds a touch of rustic. Since my world revolves around rustic, I find ways to add texture to just about anything.

A few day ago I wanted to make a simple glass votive candle holder, a bit more rustic. I gathered my materials and found that my glue gun had gone MIA. Two days and a few tantrums later, it turned up. Actually my wonderful husband found it in the garage buried under several months worth of dumping on my work bench. It seems DS had used it last and instead of putting it back where he found it, he just sat it on my work bench. A lot of things get left on my work bench, little of it has much to do with my work šŸ˜¦

Okay I’m done ranting, moving on to this quick and easy project. Materials you will need are as follows:

Jute rope or twine
Hot glue gun
Extras for embellishing

Begin by running a thin bead of hot glue around the top or bottom edge of the glass votive holder and begin wrapping adding glue as you go. I double wrapped this little jewel because I wanted to hide some flaws.

Once dry I attached a wooden button with some burlap string and then added some small wooden beads.


See wasn’t that so simple?Ā  quick too…if you know where all of your supplies are šŸ˜‰

be sure to check out the other participants of the 31 days of change! just click the photo below and see all the blogs you can browse through…660 last count!Ā  wow!Ā  that’s a lot of blogging.

Now that “my precious”Ā  (my best Gollum imitation)Ā  glue gun is back, there’s no telling how many projects I’ll get done this month.

Have glue gun…Will create!

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See ya tomorrow!

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3 thoughts on “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive

  1. So glad to see your 31 days as a hostess!

    When I saw all of the hostess for this round of 31 day stuff… I thought wow! too many to pick from.
    But your in my reader already…so I can’t wait to come and read your Before and Afters…
    The votive is cute and simple. I like that it was stuff that we all probably have around the house somewhere… (or buried under junk on the work bench…he he he !)
    I like projects like that.


  2. SO cute! What a great idea! Looking forward to reading more of your blog! šŸ™‚

    I blog at ‘Only A Breath’, and I’d love for you to stop by when you have time. I’m writing about “31 Days to Love Your Neighbor”. šŸ™‚
    Have a great day!
    Melanie šŸ™‚

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