Thrifting is the best weekend therapy after a long work week. I love digging and searching for the random goodies, especially when you don’t have anything in mind that you need or want. Whenever you find something that gets your heart beating, that’s hidden beneath the rubble pile that’s when you know you’ve hit the jackpot. My grandmother likes to call them “treasures” and I’ve been using that term ever since. Today’s treasure is a set of hammered glass light pendants that I used for these unique candle holders.
I found this set of light pendants at Goodwill for $1.95 each. When I first found them I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them. I just knew they were gorgeous. The picture doesn’t do them justice… the glass is hammered and there are tiny bubble specks within the glass. I like how the shape is more rectangular versus the typical flower-like types.
First I had to give them a little TLC with a good washing and removing the stickers (the hardest part of this whole craft!).
Then I found some terra cotta plant saucers at Wal-Mart. They had several colors to choose from like the traditional orange clay color, and even some glossy painted ones but I loved this rough chocolate color that sort of resembles stone. These were around $1.00 each.
While there I grabbed a pack of candles. I debated whether or not to get the LED ones but I finally decided that the flicker of the real flame would look much better under that hammered glass.
I simply flipped the saucers over, removed the candle wrapping, lit them and added the light pendants.
They are gorgeous! I love the different textures and looks of the glass, the clay and the flame together.
My husband and I are going to work on making a new entry way table and I think they will eventually end up there. They’d also look great in a master bedroom or on a fireplace mantel. Next time you’re out thrifting give those light pendants (which THEY always have) another thought with this simple makeover.
Do you like thrift stores?