This is the project I did for last week’s One Month To Win It challenge. It gave me so many problems that I almost included a “rest in peace” wreath when I sent it off to the judges.
Shockingly, this project won for the week. (In spite of my son telling me it looked like a blue alien that might try to grab him…)
May I just start off by saying that I normally don’t have a tablecloth hanging from my patio cover, but I could not get my “Outdoor Craft” to show up in photos without creating a blank background of some kind.
That being said, I made a Blue Twig Chandelier. As the weather gets warmer, it’s nice to be able to hang out on the patio, host brunches, etc. I like to pair the whimsical with the traditional when it comes to setting a table, so here we are.Gathering up sticks and branches, I spray painted them with Rustoleum’s Lagoon blue. When dry, I used 28 gauge wire and hot glue to make a base with the larger branches, then began to layer on the sticks. Once I had a shape that I liked, (and got the darn thing level) I wired on votive cups and used Hubby’s fishing line to hang little beads.
(Note to self: return his reel to the tackle box…)
I knew I wanted to do a chandelier for my challenge. I started several different chandys but couldn’t get it right. Once I got “blue sticks” in my head I couldn’t get them out. While this isn’t photographing very well, it does look pretty cool. (Also, because it took me so long to complete this, I wasn’t able to get a photo of it with the candles lit. Sorry.)
And seriously: you do believe me when I say there usually isn’t a tablecloth hanging there, right? Right…?
Please head over to One Month To Win It to vote on the final challenge: Repurposing an article of clothing or an accessory.