Inspiration to Creation 1: The Projects - Part 2

Hey darlings - are you ready for Part 2 of 'The Projects'?  Good.  Let's get started shall we?  As I have 2 projects for you again today!

Do you remember me mentioning that one of the projects I said I would show you was using 2 dollar store items to create something?  Well the 2 items are a candlestick and a candy dish...and if you combine the two together you get this...
A compote!  Pretty cool, no?  So here is what you need in order to make a compote...

  1. A glass candlestick - $1.00
  2. A glass candy dish (it comes with a lid) - $1.00
  3. Epoxy or other strong glue
Be extremely careful please if using epoxy, and follow directions exactly!  To make just place epoxy around top rim of candlestick and then place the candy dish on top.  Wipe off any excess glue if needed.  That's it my dears!

The reason I chose to make compotes is that I wanted to show you that you can make one for $2.00 and some epoxy.  So even if you wanted or needed 100 of them the cost is still pretty low...so a very cost effective idea to be used on wedding tables!  Granted, the candy dish bottom isn't very big, but it still works and still looks fabulous ;-)

And here is our second project for today...
Inspiration to Creation
Fabric stamped ribbon posy tags (yep, that's what I'm calling them).  And below is the list of items you need to make them...
  1. A Xyron machine - however spray adhesive would work if you don't have one.  I do like using the Xyron machine as it gives the material a back and makes it much easier to cut.
  2. Fabric - I used linen
  3. Scissors
  4. Letter stamps
  5. Stamp pad
  6. Flowers - not pictured above
First, you might need to iron the material to make sure it is flat.  Cut a piece of material off, and run it through the Xyron machine.
Once you have run the fabric through the machine, trim it off from the machine and remove the top protective film layer.  Next cut the material into strips, stamp a name onto one end, fold it over and trim off excess fabric so sides are even and then cut a sideways 'v' into it...
Next you will need to make a posy.  I just used flowers from around the yard for this photo shoot.  And lastly, remove the backing from the fabric (or now is the time to use fabric spray on the backside of the fabric if you are doing it that way), place your posy onto the sticky side, fold over the fabric and press to stick it together.  The end result should look something like this...
Soooo CUTE. 

I have to tell you that I stamped both ends...as the first one, the one above on the plate that you see I didn't press quite hard enough and didn't center my name!  However, if you look at the one above where I show the stamps and cutting...I did a much better job the second time.  Just wished I would have remembered to use the better side when I made the posy - eeks, so sorry it's light and isn't centered! 

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed these fun projects today.  As always, I love doing them ;-).  I will see you tomorrow my dears - when I will pull all the elements together and finish the table.

~ Ciao

...concept, design, styling & photography by luna and chloe weddings except for image 3 with photography by our labor of love via honey and poppies


  1. So creative, Kristi!! I'm loving these ideas! Such a fun series.

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette.