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Tea Light Wall Art

Sunday, October 9, 2011

This is my featured post this week over at moms fun money!

So I was on Pinterest the other day, when I should have been completing one of my other projects, and came across this.  I had no plans to do this project soon, but I knew I had to do it! 

I happened to be at my parent's and my dad set out this old piece of wood and I couldn't get this project out of my head...I had to do it right then!  What better timing since the girls were napping and Brian was working?  I could get this done in a flash!


I got right to work and sanded the wood with my electric hand sander and painted it with one coat of some cream colored paint that I had laying around.  I impatiently waited for it to dry and then sanded right over the top again...

Then I took one of these handly little hooky things and hamered it (with the top of my
screwdriver ;-)) right into the back of my piece of wood. 


We had exactly 4 large spoons that didn't match the rest of our set so I snatched those up and tried my darnest to bend them...after 20 minutes of standing on it, pulling, pushing, and grabbing every tool I could think of I finally admitted that I was a total girl needed the brute of a man.  Since I was way too impatient to wait for Brian to get home, I walked over and get my dad's help {good thing he lives across the street}.  I thought he could just bend them with his hands like The Hulk, but he had a better idea...




Dad's are the best!  Now all I had to do was hot glue the suckers on my board, piece of cake! 

Then I thought to myself, "maybe I should measure them like the fancy bloggers would..."  after measuring and marking for another 20 minutes and finally dropping the tape measure on the top of my bare foot, I just decided to wing it!  There is only so much time when the kids are napping and I wasn't about to waste it.

Now just to hot glue the little tea lights on to the spoons, no problem right?  Well, by this time the little turkeys are up from their naps playing in the garage while I finish my project.  They have their snacks and box juices and this will only take a minute...

Lucky for me, my mom and Aunt walked over just in time to help when fingers were trying to grab the spoons covered in hot glue and my littlest was trying to play jump rope with the cord :-) 

I am pleased to say I have no major injuries to report and the finished project turned out great!  It is perfect on our dining room wall!




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44 comments:

Sunny said...

Hi! Your tealight/wall decor is great!Sooo
clever!! Have a great week! sunny109

Vanessa said...

Hi, Brooke

Great idea! Love the way it turned out.

Vanessa

Carmella said...

So simple and so beautiful! what a great idea!

happy to be your newest follower...if you get a chance I hope you will stop by and visit!

creativecarmella.blogspot.com

Athena said...

What an original idea - thanks for linking to The Stuff Of Success.

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

I saw those on Pinterest too! So cute! Glad you tried it!

Katie Franck said...

very pretty :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Seriously, this is the cutest idea! I LOVE it. What a fun way to utilize the spoons. I would never have thought to do that! Thanks so much for sharing. Your blog is ADORABLE! Thanks so much for linking up to my blog, hope to see you again next week!

Amy said...

This is such a fabulous idea and I love how it turned out! Dad's are the best and always have the niftiest gadgets to get things done! :) Love your blog, found you on Lil' Lun's link party and am following you now! :)

shopannies said...

what a cute idea love it come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hope you have insurance.

Artsy VaVa said...

This is so cool! Pinning it!!! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love your idea - really cute and it turned out so well. Thank you for the inspiration. God bless x

Stacey said...

Wow, I so love this. Especially because I've had my mind working on a pallet fireplace "screen" and I just couldn't put my finger on how to attach the tea lights. What a great idea! I'm pinning it right now.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a great idea!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

LOVE this Brooke! I'm going to feature it next week! :)

Lish said...

This is so beautiful!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the sculptural feel of this piece. Fantastic job.

cmoh said...

So simple and it adds so much. Love it!

Elisa said...

Love it!!!

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

I've never, ever seen this done. Nice work!

(new follower here ♥)

Patricia Ann said...

Love your creative mind! And your blog! I'm a new follower, found you through Stuff and Nonsense. Please stop by my blog for a visit when you can!

Fifi said...

Love it!! Thank you for sharing!


new follower from the link up.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

THIS is SO SO cute!! I have pinned this one for sure .. . thinking maybe Christmas gifts?? Great idea and loved your 'play by play' doing this with little ones around!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is the cutest wall art ever. Practical and elegant. I love it!

Paula

Holly said...

That is so simple and creative! I am following you!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

That is really quite beautiful! Thanks for posting at Sunday's Best Party

My Great Finds by Linda said...

Came over from Sunday's Best Party. Love this! Now it might be on my mind to do. Never knew how they bent the forks and spoons, thanks for that info. I'm your newest follower

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

This is so cool! I want to do something like that for my bedroom. Found you at Sunday's Best and am now following.

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

PS I'm a huge Dave Ramsey/live-like-no one-else girl too! Lets be friends! ;)

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

LOVE IT!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! You've got tons of creativity and I admire them all. Can you please join us at Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments! You all are the best!

Kim said...

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Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

That's so pretty! Even I could do that...with my husband's help of course! Thanks for a great idea!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How neat!!! I love this idea~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Michelle said...

You've been featured on Thrifty 101! Thanks for linking up, stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!
Michelle
www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Mayje said...

It's lovely! Such a nice project!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

This turned out beautiful!!
I featured your awesome wall art on {nifty thrifty sunday} today!
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

This is such a clever project! I love it!

Anonymous said...

This needs to be in country living

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

So cool!
I'll be featuring you tomorrow!
Thank you for sharing and visiting my party!
I hope you like STICKERS ;)

Amy said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

These are so cute! What a clever idea!

Leigh said...

I made this the other weekend too - love it, but, I've had problems, the spoons heat up so much that they melt the glue (I used a hot glue gun). Was pretty dangerous - do you think super glue would withstand the heat better? The spoons I used were silver

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