Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cypress Sprig Luminaries

Yes, more fresh pine sprigs!  I saw a similar project to this in BHG mag a few years back.  I have all my fresh sprigs from my chandelier project and I didn't want them to go to waste.  I'm loving the look and smell of natural elements in my Christmas decor.  So, check these out.

I started with these squared vases I picked up at the thrift store for $1 each. (woohoo!)  Grabbed my spray adhesive, scissors, clippers and I was set.  I found four pieces of the branches that were similar to each other and sprayed them with the adhesive.  You'll want a heavy duty spray.

I waited a minute until they were just tacky.  Then took one at a time and positioned them on each side of the vase.  I lined them up so the tops were pretty close to the same height.  Don't worry about the bottom, you will be trimming in a bit.

I pressed them around until they were set.  Then I trimmed around the bottom and all the edges to clean her up.

Finished off with a simple tie of ribbon, which I already had.  This is a nice touch and helps the keep the pine secure as well.  I then dropped in a couple small candles and I was done!  You could put in some stones or sand as well in the bottom.  Think how nice to have 2 or more lined up together.  They look so pretty at night with the glow coming through the greenery. ( I didn't get a good pic)

I think these turned out beautimous and for {seriously} only a couple bucks and about 15 minutes!  Can't beat that!!  I just need to find a nice spot for them.  I still have more fresh stuff so you may be seeing some more projects with them. ;)

I've linked up with The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday.  Check it out.  Lots of great stuff!

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  1. What a GREAT idea! They are so pretty!

  2. So loving the look of this. I've got to pick up this adhesive spray and try it out. Thanks for sharing. Come check my transformation out & let me know what you think.

  3. Love the luminaries. The branches are cedar not pine - but who cares they are still great. I have cedars growing in my yard and have decorated my mantle and made a wreath with them. Never thought to do what you did - brilliant!

  4. Hi! I've just discovered your blog and have been enjoying myself looking at all of your projects! This is a wonderful idea! You are very creative and I've just signed up to follow your blog!
    Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

  5. very pretty! and I really like the old chest you have them pictured on :)


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