Tea Light Stand

Have you ever had one of those projects that you are excited to start and you think you have a great idea, and then it just goes downhill from there?  I'm not sure where I was going with this one, it all started with the new Tim Holtz layered bee with embossing folder die.  I was really excited to use it, but as you can see there's no bee on this project!  Oh well, I'll use it on something else.

I did end up with this which I'm going to call a tea light stand.

I used the Mini Cupcake Stand die by Sizzix's Brenda Walton and patterned paper from BoBunny called, "Somewhere in Time".  Love the colours in this collection, and it has a bit of a steampunk look to it.
The instructions for this mini cupcake stand can be downloaded from the Sizzix website where the die is showcased.

It's very easy to assemble! These stands would be fun for cupcakes at parties or on a dinner table. Once I had mine assembled, I inked the edges, and applied Pumice Stone Distress Glitter to the scalloped edge.
For my wired cage, I used this tea light holder:

I have a few of these, and thought that without the glass insert, it would look great upside down on my stand.

The wire cage is very light, so it was perfect for my stand.  You could always make your own cage out of wire, that new Prima covered wire would look great!
I made two flowers from my Bo Bunny paper and Sizzix's Susan Tierney Poppy die.  There are also step by step instructions that you can download for assembling this die.

The various leaves were die-cut from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Spring Greenery Decorative Strip Die and Bo Bunny patterned paper.  The dark blue leaves were hand cut from my patterned paper.

Once I had my flowers and leaves finished, I adhered them to the top of my wired cage.  I also added in a few small flowers from Petaloo.

And that is my finished project.  

As for the bee, ...

It was too big for my tea light stand so I used it on a card.  I haven't taken a photo yet of the card, it got dark here early, lots of rain!  Hopefully I'll have it on here in the next day or two.

Wishing all Canadians, a great Canada Day tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by,



Astrid Maclean said...

Well, the bee itself certainly looks gorgeous, but the tea light stand took my breath away, - a stunning make and I totally adore those flowers! Brilliant make even if it was not quite what you had planned....

Inkypinkycraft said...

The bee may not have made iton but the tealight holder is gorgeous and I am sure the bee will look beautiful on his card x

Donna Gibson said...

OMG, I had those same candle holders but only kept one of them!!! Great upcycling!! This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful! Such a good idea & I love the bee.

Kelly said...

Hi Jan, how cute is this project? I love the colours and the way you repurposed the wire tealight holder. Genius. I bought a white and black roll of wire and should attempt to fashion something out of it. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous stand, just gorgeous, and love the bee too!

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