Bloomin’ Candleholders

This is a project I’ve been working on for a while. I made a few “Bloomin’ Candleholders” as gifts for friends and family, and now I’ve decided to sell them also in my Etsy shop!

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How do I make them, you ask?

Simple. You choose the best and most appropriate cloth flowers to fit in the dome of a pretty big wineglass. To do this, walk around town and the shops that you know sell these flowers with a wineglass and proceed to look completely crazy by trying to stuff said flowers in the dome, changing their positions, trying different combinations etc. It’s slightly tricky because before you buy the flowers, they have a long stalk attached to them, that you will then have to remove. As I said, slightly tricky.

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When you’ve found the perfect flowers, go home and de-stalk them with a pair of strong scissors (since most of them have wire in their stalks). Be careful not to cut too close to the base of your beautiful flower, because you run the risk of disassembling the whole thing and ending up with a handful of cloth petals.

Wash the wineglass until it looks like crystal. Especially on the inside – you don’t want to go through the whole process only to find a bit of dust stuck to the dome or your grubby fingerprints lining the glass. Nope.

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Arrange the flowers in the dome in a position that is visible and pretty from all sides. The poppies featured here were challenging, let me tell you! They’d constantly turn, overlap, squish to one side… It might take a while, but when you’re satisfied, close the dome with a “lid” that you have prepared beforehand, either in cardboard or plastic or whatever other pretty material you may prefer.

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Stick the “lid” to the dome carefully. Very very carefully. With superglue. Transparent superglue.

Give the glue time to work, clean the outside of the glass again et voila! You’re all done!

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Don’t feel like going through the hassle of this but you love the way these Candleholders look and the fact that they bring colour, happiness and light to any corner they’re placed in? There’s only one solution to your problem. Stop by my shop and buy your very own Bloomin’ Candleholder!

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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