Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Marble Candle Holder

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I thought this clear glass bowl (from an estate sale, 50 cents) would be beautiful covered with glass marbles.  It took me forever to get this far…the marbles are difficult to glue onto a round surface as they slide off.

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I had it probably 75% covered when this happened!  The glass just gave way.  There was not a crack before I started…but there certainly was more than a crack afterward!

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I had a jar that I couldn’t find the lid for and started covering it with the leftover marbles.  I had used E6000 to glue the marbles onto the other bowl so I had to toss the whole mess into the trash, carefully!

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I taped each row on as I glued it on until the glue was dry. Love the I heart nerds washi tape?  Nice, huh?  I found it at Claires on clearance 4 rolls for $1!  I grouted the jar after the glue had set.

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Drum roll please!  Here is the finished product!

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I love how the light of the candle shines through the marbles.

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I made this for Sarah for the August sister present exchange.

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I might be linking up to these great parties!

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8 comments:

Catherine Fuller said...

This looks like a fun school project for us!

Dolled-Up Dolphin said...

This is so adorable! I may just have to give this a try for a "crafternoon" with my teenage daughter! Thanks for sharing!

Cara Kueck said...

This turned out great! Its so cute! This just made me so hungry. They look so yummy! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com! It goes live Thursdays at 7:00 PM Central! I hope to see you there!

Ana Lopes said...

Amazing work! Lovely idea!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

It's gorgeous!!

Amber Galore said...

This is beautiful. I love that washi tape too! I wonder if Claire's still has any? I didn't know they sold stuff like that. I haven't been to the mall in ages.

Just curious, do you have to put the grout on it? Or do you think it would work well without it?

If you have time you should totally link up at The Blog Strut! We would love to have you!

Amber

Maggie said...

It's so lovely. Very inspirational. I want to make one right now! Xx

Anna said...

Lovely idea !
Anna