Having a new office space is the best and if you’re like me sometimes a little motivation is necessary to get in the mood to actually sit down and work.
So, I made a crisp winter display that smelled good.
This impulse to create took me towards a bouquet of eucalyptus because it smelled amazing.
Then to complement, I made these easy recycled wood votive candles.
Supplies Came Right from Home
I recently introduced myself to OUI yogurt and let’s just say the jars are piling up. After thinking of a way to recycle them, candles sparked my interest and so did scrap wood.
These supplies came from home and I have to say, this easy project was a blast.
- 4 OUI yogurt jars.
- Natural twine and candles. (Any craft store – Dollar Tree has a great deal on the twine and candles)
- Pine Wood – 1 x 4’s cut into 4 squares – or incorporate one long board.
- Salt or sand would be another option.
- Dixie Belle Paint – Color Coffee Bean and a rag.
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Paint Staining with Dixie Belle
Let’s begin with the pine wood squares because this was fun.
Cut a board into four squares using a chop saw and sand the edges afterwards. Then cover the boards with the paint stain technique found here.
This technique is perfect to use with Dixie Belle paint, it’s almost like their product was made for staining because when applied correctly the grain lifts through that awesome color perfectly.
Coffee bean is a favorite or choose from a variety of colors here.
When the boards are dry, they’re ready to use.
Prepare and wrap the Jars
Prepare the yogurt jars by removing adhesive stickers with WD40 and wash with soapy water.
Then add twine around the exterior rim by tucking inside the first wrap and finish the same way on the last wrap. I circled the jars about 6 or 8 times and if you keep it tight it stays in place perfectly.
Finally, the jars were filled with salt because it looked crisp next to those white candles.
I like simplicity, so this worked and if you like more color then spice it up and perhaps use colored or natural sand instead.
Once everything was placed where it belonged, I actually felt like sitting down to work. Sometimes a little motivation is all it takes to get back in the swing of things.
So, brighten up the season with a little crisp winter decor.