I LOVE decorating for holidays and I am always trying to find vases and candlesticks that can add height and interest to vignettes and mantle arrangements. I came across these candlesticks during a google search and I thought they would be perfect:
See? Perfect! Right?
The problem was that (1) they were only available in Europe and (2) they were 68 Euros (or about $90!) There goes that idea. Now I was on a mission to knock them off.
First stop? The dollar store where I picked up these two candlesticks and tall vases for $4.
The shape was right, but now I needed to make the stems look like they were silverplate. Enter metallic spray paint:
A couple coats later and things were looking really promising:
To attach the stems to the vases, I inverted them and used super glue to stick them together.
And once they were dry, they were good to go!
Not bad for $2 each:
This post was originally shared over on Raising Memories in 2013.