Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Bring on the COLOR!
One of my favorite DIY projects this month was the colorful, bold candle holders! These candleholders are made of terra cotta garden pots! I love it, a straightforward idea! And they are cost-effective and look perfect for any table setting!
❤️🧡💛💚💙 Project 0ne
DIY Flower Pot Candleholders will need:
terra cotta pots of any size with a fitting saucer.
*I used 3- 4" & 2- 5.5" with lids that fit the bottom found at Michaels here
acrylic paint & paintbrush
spray clear coat
waterproof E6000 glue
pillar candles of choice
NOTE...You can paint these with an all whitewash or crackle finish to give
more of a farmhouse look.
Step 1- paint 2 coats Step 2- let dry completely
Step 3- unmatched glue lids on pots. Step 4- Spray clear coat.
Step 5- Fini! ❤️🧡💛💚💙
❤️🧡💛💚💙 Project Two
I have a covered outdoor dining area, and I always wanted some hanging light fixtures. The ceiling is high, and I needed something weatherproof. I hoped to find something of a metal or bronze style with simple, clean lines giving a beachy/farmhouse feel. Since the price points weren't ideal for my budget, I came up with my DIY Chandelier. I love how it turned out!
hula hoop, (dollar store)
black spray paint
4- 36" chain pieces (I chose bronze color)
zip ties, black
outdoor extension cord, measure your space,
**I used a 40ft cord for my high ceiling
2 Heavy duty ceiling hooks
Two packs of outdoor icicle lights, brown (@Target)
drill for a starter hole
black electrical tape
*optional wreath same diameter as hoop
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
Step 10 Step 11 Step 12
I ended up adding a wreath last minute; I think it added a garden feel. But a wreath is optional!
I tried to break the project down to increment steps. So don't be put off trying this project because of all of the steps, I am just thorough & it is a simple concept.
You just might come up with a better solution!
Spray paint hula hoop black
Cut 4- 36" chain pieces (chain black or bronze work)
**your hardware store may cut your chain for you
Attach three chains to the hoop with zip ties, spacing equally apart, set aside 4th chain piece
Gather chains together, level chandelier by removing links, when leveled, loop them all through the open connection, keep the link open
Thread cord through the open link, then close connection. Run cable down to hoop along a chain to connect lights
If you can... hang the fixture to attach lights, I found it easier. starting at cord plug, place and fit your lights around the hoop temporary in place with floral wire, adjust and make sure lights are evenly spread
When lights are positioned in desired placement, replace the floral wire with black electrical tape, it will blend in
Ready to install in place
Now add the 4th- 36" chain strand to the top of the chandelier, set aside. Find where you want the chandelier to hang, drill the pilot hole before screwing in the ceiling hook. Hang by 4th chain piece added, bring cord up along hanging chain piece loop over hook, check the chandelier length. (we had to shorten the hanging chain a little because it was too low to the table)
Decide where the support hook to drape will be on the wall; once a position is decided, drill the pilot hole and screw in the 2nd ceiling hook to the wall, drape your cord over the wall hook, let the remaining cord fall to floor. We placed hook above and between 2 windows so hook could not be seen through window when it dropped
Hook and drape is the configuration of our chandelier installment
Hanging chandelier, clean and simple
I love it! Perfect for those outdoor dinners this summer!
NOTE: In the end, I thought that a no electricity solution could be possible. You can find battery-operated lights at craft stores and on Howevyou; however, you would have to have access to click the lights on & off, and I do not know how long the batteries will last or if they are weatherproof.
But I thought that was an option to consider depending on your space and resources.
❤️🧡💛💚💙 Project Three
Did somebody say party?
I just had to add a bit of PARTY to my deck space! This DIY tassel pack should make about 4 tassels of each color, I chose to create big junky ones using a whole pack of each tassel. I simply hung my garland on my patio umbrella, it's so festive! Tassel Garland @Amazon here
Time to sit back and enjoy this vibrant, outdoor space!
Cocktails? After all, it's 5 o'clock somewhere!
Thanks for joining me for my r.k.c Studio DIY Blog series!
Feel free to leave comments on any projects you have tried,
or if you have any helpful ideas for our readers!
Have a COLORFUL summer !!!
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