I want to share with you some crazy, simple DIYs that were very inexpensive, yet look like they are really high-end. I also want to share with you the photos that inspire these three projects, as well as how you can put these together for yourself for less than five bucks, hello and welcome to my channel, I’m Caitlin if you’re new here, I’d, absolutely love it. If you would subscribe to my channel if you enjoy making DIYs and crafting projects, if you enjoy today’s projects before we get started, I do want to thank top cashback for sponsoring.
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All of these down you look so beautiful and so lucky to be yours after I got every one of the beads glued down and made sure that they weren’t going anywhere and made sure it was really sturdy feeling I’m gonna be using some of my waverly Chalk paint in the white color and I’m gonna give this a nice thick coat. I think it ended up doing two coats on this. It was a little tricky to get the paint around the beads at the bottom, but I ended up just flipping it over and then painting the entire bottom of this. This type of material that this sign is made out of does really soak up the paint. So you do have to do multiple coats and then the beads do have like a shiny layer on them, so they didn’t take as much paint it might have made it a little bit easier if I could have spray-painted this project. So I would recommend that if you do have the spray paint that you want to use, I didn’t have any of the matte white finish and I just really wanted that. Farmhouse matte look, so I could sand it down and get it really. Rustic. Looking and I know sometimes you can’t achieve that – look using the high-gloss white spray paint so after I got it all painted and you can see it’s not perfect. I missed a little bit of the edges, but that’s okay, because I am going to distress it a little bit anyways, but I am just loving how it’s looking already and you don’t have to distress this. If you don’t like that look, but I think it is so beautiful whenever I get the corner sanded off and you can just tell such a huge difference before and after exposing like the natural wood color underneath it was a little bit more difficult to get the Top distressed looking and this corners and the little beads distressed beautifully, but the top just has a lot of thick paint on it. So I did try to take like the corner of my sandpaper and try to scratch places in it and then, after I got finished sanding it. I just wiped it down really good to make sure that I did get all of the excess dust on it. You can see that it’s all over the table in all over my hands, but I wanted to make sure that whenever I am ready to decorate with this, that it didn’t have any of that, but I wanted to show you all this little picture. This is what I was inspired by these beautiful little platform pieces and I think, using items from Dollar Tree. This turned out so beautiful. I actually move this on top of my stove and it looks gorgeous on there and I just love how it came together. I went ahead and put a few little fall things out, I’m just getting excited for the fall season coming.
I think that this little platform piece will be such a fun decor piece to get to use this fall Halloween and Christmas season for this next project. I wanted to make like almost kind of like a cake stand. Looking piece kind of like a tray stand, something that would hold a few tiny, smaller pieces that I could put with a larger scenery. So, for that I am using this round mirror as well as another one of these candle holders, and then I am using one of these little terracotta bottoms picked up a ton of these from Walmart last year. They were really inexpensive. They were under a dollar, maybe even cheaper than 50 cents. I don’t think they are very expensive at all, but you definitely could opt for something that does come from Dollar Tree, such as a jar, lid or anything circular. I wanted to paint all three of these items as well with the Waverley toe paint, so I ended up removing the mirror from that little frame. It popped out super simple, so I was able to paint this without worrying about getting the paint on the mirror, and then I was able to paint the mirror, the candlestick and the terracotta pot or the little bottom part of the pot. I’m not sure what that’s called and once again you might try spray painting this. I just didn’t, have the mat spray paint, so I wanted to be able to distress this and it looked really farmhouse. But these are three items. Were super simple to paint, it does get a little tricky on the candle holders because there are so many angles, so it’s kind of annoying, but after you get it painted, it is definitely worth it. I think it’s just beautiful painting with chalk paint you after everything was dry. I’m just gonna be replacing the mirror back in there and it looks like it may have originally been glued in or attacked a little bit, so just to make sure that this doesn’t shift around or move. I am going to apply a little bit of hot glue to the edges to make sure it all stays in place, and then I also replaced a little backing and it just pops in there and has little tabs that you can push the board. You can push the little cardboard piece under and then I’m just going to be hot gluing all three of these pieces together. I would actually love your honest opinion. Do you like projects like this? Do you like using the glass and the hot glue and the e6000, or are you over projects like this, and you just want to move on to like more simpler, maybe more like hand, painting signs that I like to do on my channel.
But let me know in the comments below it totally won’t hurt my feelings.. I think I achieved that. Look really good, and this is something that I’ll be able to change up the look of it, but as of right now I just styled it with some beautiful little pieces. I they have these gorgeous little jar candles at Dollar Tree right now, and then that beautiful little house came from Cracker Barrel. I also think some little fairy lights would be beautiful, put in this little tray, so they would reflect off of the mirror and for the next project. I wanted to make some large candle holders. I’ve been on the hunt for candle holders for the longest time and I can’t find any inexpensive ones every time. I pick one up. It’s like 15 bucks apiece and I don’t want to spend 30 to 40 dollars on a set of nice candle holders. So I thought that there had to be a way to make these myself. I know that I personally have made candle holders at gluing a couple of these together, but I’ve never really dressed them up a really nice. I made a set that had like photo holders at the top that I really liked whenever I first started youtube, but I thought I wanted to make a farmhouse set. That looks really pretty that I could decorate with some greenery and candles at the top. For the first candlestick I’m going to be using two glass candle holders and then I candle plate and then for the second taller stick. I will be using three glass candle holders and then another candle plate. So this would be a total of five glass candle holders. For this project I do recommend mixing in some e6000. If you do want to make these for yourself. I know a hot glue. Does pop off of glass really easy, but I’m trying to make this. I go quickly. So the first thing that I do for the first candle holder is just glue. The two on opposite ends together and then I’m going to glue the plate to the top. I did this by turning it upside down. It was just easier to find the center of the candle plate and then make sure it is press down really nicely. I will say for these just to be held together with hot glue, and I did sand on them quite a bit and they did hold together. Really nicely so I’m hoping that they do stay for a long time I just repeated the same exact thing for the first one glued those two together, but then on the next one I glued the bottoms together so that it made it a little bit taller and I actually like that little piece of the bottoms glued together in the Middle, I think it gives it more of a decorative piece, and then I just attach the plate to the top.
You do have to try to be careful and make sure the hot glue is getting applied evenly to make sure that these do stand straight up and not lean So the next thing that I’m going to do that, I think absolutely took these to the next level – is just use My piece of sandpaper that I used earlier and actually just remove all the paint from all the edging and just make this look Rustic and weathered And I just love it – the glass appears dark to be coming through, so I think these definitely appear way more farmhouse whenever you do do all of this distressing So this is actually the photo that I was inspired by for this project and it’s just these beautiful little antique candle holders I love their little potted plants on the top of those and that’s something that I’ll definitely be doing in the spring as of right now, I’m just adding add these little white Dollar Tree candles, I’m obsessed with these They actually have a ton of these out right now and also in different colors, and then also I’m going to be putting some little greenery that I picked up from Walmart on those little 97 cent stamps But I love love love how these come together I styled it with my new little our family tree but I think these are gorgeous will be so fun to add to any like little entryway table or move these around or add pumpkins for this fall season You look so beautiful Thank you all so much for joining me today I had so much fun putting together these projects I actually impressed myself whenever I first started I was kind of like oh no another glueing, the candle six project together again and I did not want them to look cheap or junky or like if they would fall apart But I do recommend using some e6000 or something with a little stronger hold if you’re interested in signing up for top cashback Take you to top cashback You can easily sign up and then start shopping online to earn back money I truly appreciate you supporting that family please make sure that you did hit that thumbs up button and I’ll see you next time leave a comment down below what you want to see Next, I have full items so I’m going to be sharing some faux holes, but let me know what kind of fall DIYs you want to see and I’ll see you next time: bye, [ Applause, ],