Sometimes things come together j-u-s-t right. And when they do, I'm one happy girl. Let me show you how I transformed some Goodwill and Target dollar bin purchases into an industrial chic votive holder.
I picked up this wire "basket" (for lack of a better word) at Goodwill for $2.99. Even though it's actually new, it's made to look old and I love that! I've seen this kind of industrial farmhouse chic go for big bucks lately as it's all the rage.
The wire was just the right amount of "rusted" and the tins looked, well, old. Which around here is synonymous with perfect. As much as I loved the tins I knew the basket had a whole other life ahead of it. Just look.
By the way, there's a label on the bottom of the tins that says Hobby Lobby $21.99. Yeah, right. But I digress. That other life.....yes, well, in comes Target's dollar bin. I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon these.
Aren't they cute? They also come in a few different colors but I thought the clear glass would be more versatile. Something told me they were just the right size to fit inside the wire basket's three compartments. So I took a chance and brought them home. And voila.
Perfect! Luckily, for some unknown reason, we have a boatload of citronella votives stashed away, so I used a few of those and they worked beautifully. I was also thinking these could be used as awesome hanging lanterns as well.
Sorry about the varied graininess of the photos. I was playing around with PicMonkey since, alas, Picnik is no longer. Sniff, sniff. Does anyone else miss it already like I do?
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to using this handy votive holder out on the patio this summer.
Fourth of July, here we come.