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Domino "Lotus" Candlesticks

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.") 

My submission:
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! 


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  1. Very cool! I really like these, i can totally picture a winter decor ;)

  2. So lovely and creative! An updated version of something your mother had and it turned out awesome! I think I need to find some game pieces and try this myself ♥

  3. This was a great idea! I'd never guess they were made from dominoes. Very clever.

    The link party is open, so make sure you come link up when you get a chance!! :) Thanks so much for participating!

  4. These are awesome!!! I love it! You are far too clever!

  5. So... if you could snag those gorgeous crystal lotus holders you would have an incredible grouping!
    I love the way your creation shimmers in the candlelight. That is the best use of Tri-ominos I've ever seen. (I got that game as a Christmas gift years ago & absolutely hated playing it with my little sisters.) :D

  6. These are so pretty. I want some.

    Thanks for participating!!

  7. kelly @ view along the waySeptember 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM


    I love this!! Love love LOVE. It really looks like a legit decoration that I would want to buy. SO creative!

  8. Wow, that is one glamtacular upcycle! Gorgeous. I second Kelly's comment about this legit decor item you've created. The glitter really sells it. So so well done!

  9. What an amazing project!! It's gorgeous!

  10. Heather @ AccomplishingDreamsSeptember 27, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    That is such a great idea! Reminds me of snowflakes so it would be perfect for the holidays!!

  11. I can see these on a Christmas table (sorry for mentioning THAT word in September)

  12. Christine @ Casa-de-ChristineSeptember 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    These are fantastic!! I would never guess it was dominos! I have never heard of triominos so that was a new one for me.

  13. OOHHH! These remind me of poinsettias covered in glittering snow. Beautiful!

  14. karah thespacebetweenblogSeptember 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    they look like snowflakes! love it!!


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