When Cultura offered me this crazy project of to make a decoration, which could then be part of our daily life, the rest of the year. It echoed entirely with my willingness to go out (always) from my comfort zone, as I like to communicate it to you regularly but also registering and above all in this step upcycling.
So it is very natural that I accepted the challenge completely in the air, with other creators. I then imagined for the holidays a Christmas wreath to fix at the door, or in your home ( a snowy day please, as the photos show ). But once the holidays have passed, do not destine this crown to a miserable future by enclosing it in our dusty attic until the following year. But offer him, on the contrary, a second life by turning it into a candlestick for the rest of the year.
A way to embody this new way of consuming, more thoughtful, and more involved, because create yes, but if we can do it in a reasoned way, it’s even better.
So here exclusively for the holidays a DIY two in one :), with first steps to achieve the door crown, composed of dried flowers, but also in a second time, what the “twister” candlestick . For this you need:
- A battery-powered electric garland
- A brush
- From the mixtion
- Gold shavings
- A glue gun
- A metal hoop approximately 30 cm in diameter
- A pair of scissors
- Sewing scissors
- Pink velvet fabric
- Pope’s currency (ideally fireproof)
- Foliage like eucalyptus
1. Start by covering the metal hoop, fixing the pope’s coin to the wire. 2. Expand creation by fixing the pope’s money here and there to create a pretty floral arrangement. 3. Use the sewing scissors for the purpose of cutting strips into the velvet chute. 4. Tie the straps around the crown, to make a note of color. 5. Use some eucalyptus leaves and stick them to the metal hoop, to incorporate some greenery into the crown. 6. Then add some brushing mix on some of these leaves, let dry then gently put a few chips golden. This will bring a festive spirit to the crown. 7. Once the little touches of gold are gently placed on some leaves, it will only be left to scroll through the light string along the metal hoop. In order to bring the final touch of Christmas.
Take care to bring the battery case to the top of the crown to fix it to the wire, but also to make it more discreet. You will then get at first, a Christmas wreath light to hang on its door, to sublimate our interior but also to illuminate fairy on holidays. And I am one Unconditional fan of dried flower creations it was a bit like a no-brainer.
And if you are, you too, a Pinterest addict.e, here is a little summary of the strong steps of the creation to pin to keep the idea warm. The transparency of petals of the pope’s currency, allows for let the light spread with gentleness and delicacy. The gold leaves allow them tobring a little light and sparkle, subtly reflecting the glow. Once the holidays are over, and for make a decoration “not only Christmas”it will be enough for you to associate steel tubes with this floral crown to turn it into a candlestick all year long.
For this you will need only a few additional supplies:
- a hacksaw
- a steel tube of the diameter of your candles
8 / For this, remove at first, after the holidays, the light garland of the crown. 9 / Remove also one by one, the leaves of eucalyptus slightly gilded to remove all greenery and spirit of Christmas. 10 / Cut there too, the straps and the velvet knot to obtain a relatively neutral crown. 11 / Then saw with the hacksaw, the steel tube which will thus act as candlesticks, in the form of 4 tubes of 5cm high. Then stick with the glue gun, on the metal hoop the 4 tubes obtained, taking care to stabilize between the branches to maintain the tubes.
You will get well, thanks to these few extra steps, a natural candle holder from this crown for the rest of the year . Stripped of all festive details, he will adorn your interior and illuminate it.
For a security issue it will therefore be necessary to opt for plants, coins fireproof pope, or cover them with a product in the form of aerosol bomb fireproofing, and monitor the creation during ignition.