Guest post by Amy from While Wearing Heels
Where else would you go to create your Pottery Barn inspired gift? The Dollar Store, of course.
Load up your basket with a glass candle stick, a tall glass vase, a pillar candle, some white tissue paper, and a bag of cranberries (okay, you might have to go to the grocery store to buy the cranberries).
To create your hurricane, you’ll need some Gorilla Glue. Apply some Gorilla Glue to the top of your candle stick. Be warned: a little goes a long way. Put the candle stick on top of the vase and allow plenty of time for it to dry and adhere.
Now to give your pillar candle some Christmas cheer. The possibilities are endless, you could add a black and white picture or a poem to your candle. I decided to add some Christmas music to my candle.
Whatever you decide to add to your candle, you’ll need to print it onto your tissue paper. First, grab a piece of card stock (the color does not matter), some tissue paper, and some tape.
Tape your tissue paper onto the card stock. To prevent printer jams, make sure you tape all edges of the tissue paper onto the card stock.
Make sure to load the tissue paper into your printer in the direction that will result in the tissue paper side being printed on and not the card stock. Then print your design. You may also want to guide the card stock/tissue paper by gently pushing down on it as the printer is pulling it through.
When it comes out of the printer, it should look something like this:
Cut the edges to free your printed tissue paper. This is far easier then trying to remove the pieces of tape.
Wrap the tissue paper around your pillar candle. I secured my tissue paper into place using a few push pins.
Grab your hair dryer. Set it on high or hot and begin to apply heat to the tissue paper. You will start to see the candle wax grabbing ahold of the tissue paper.
Continue working your way around the candle, heating every part of the tissue paper to the pillar candle.The last step, putting it all together. Put some of those cranberries into the bottom of the hurricane vase.
Then add your pillar candle.
What’s better than a Pottery Barn gift? A gift made from the heart on a Dollar Store budget.
I’m Amy from While Wearing Heels. I am an avid DIYer and find it so much more satisfying to either make something myself for a fraction of the retail cost or find something for an incredible deal in an unexpected place. If you liked this money-saving idea, please feel free to stop by my blog and check out some of my other ideas.