Here it is! My Random Acts of Craftiness Challenge submission. (For those who don't know.. this is a monthly challenge where you must use random household objects in a unique way. This month's theme was "board game pieces.")
Lotus flower candlesticks made out of dominoes
After searching the goodwill, I found this game for $3 plus a bag of random regular Dominoes for 50 cents.
I spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to do with them. My first thought was to use them like tiles and create a mosaic.
I was thinking of either covering a flowerpot or tabletop, but the triangle shape made it really difficult. I even tried adding an additional set of Rummikubs to see if I could get a better pattern, but it just wasn't working out:
Then I thought about this crystal lotus candlestick my mom had when I was a kid:
I thought I could get the same look with my dominoes, so I started hot gluing away:
I had a small plastic votive candle (I removed the wax) and then started building up the flower shape with dominoes:
To give it a little sparkle, I sprayed it with some brushed nickel spray paint I had lying around from all my massive "brass removal" projects:
That look was okay, but I wanted more sparkle. This winter I knew I wanted to do a crystal and silver mantle so I decided to add some glass glitter to really make it sparkle. I used spray adhesive since it was the easiest way to get a thin layer of glue into all the nooks and crannies:
Here is the result:
I actually had enough dominoes to make a pair of candlesticks:
Now I can't wait to see what next month's challenge item is!
I may share at some of these great parties:
*MONDAY* Before and After Party - Thrifty Decor Chick , Tutorial & Tips – Home Stories from A to Z , Craft-O-Maniac Monday- Craftomaniac, DIY Project Parade- The DIY Showoff, Keeping It Simple-Motivate Me Monday , Masterpiece Monday-Boogieboard Cottage , Metamophasis Monday- Between, Naps on the Front Porch, Mop it Up Monday - I Should Be Mopping the Floor, *TUESDAY* Uncommonly Yours- Link Party , Sugar Bee Crafts-Take A Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got- Not Just a Housewife, Tip Me Tuesday- Tip Junkie , Power of Paint Party-Domestically Speaking *WEDNESDAY*Wicked Awesome Wednesdays - Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Someday Crafts- Whatever Goes Wednesday *THURSDAY* Delightful Order- Delightfully Inspiring, Catch as Catch Can- My Repurposed Life, Shabby Creek Cottage- Transformation Thursday. House of Hepworths- Hookin Up, Show Me Extraordinary - The 36th Avenue, Inspired Creations - Embracing Change *FRIDAY* Inspiration Friday - At The Picket Fence/100 Ideas Under $100, Repurpose, Remodel, Reveal - The Rooser & The Hen , Weekend Wrap-Up Party- Tatertots & Jello, Frugal Friday- The Shabby Nest, Show and Tell Friday - My Romantic Home, Pity Party - Thirty Handmade Days *SATURDAY* Saturday Seven Party-Positively Splendid *SUNDAY* Under the Table and Dreaming-Sunday Showcase Party