Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dictionary Votives



With a dictionary from the thrift store, Walmart votives, and a little watered down Elmer's glue, these little votives came to life. 



I tired to find pictures for each votive, a lilac, a deer, mushrooms, etc. You can see how they look lit and not lit. The one in the front didn't want to flame very much.



When lit, you get a nice yellowed glow.

The wooden box they are sitting in is something I picked up at a garage sale. It looks like a little drawer, but both ends are finished and no hardware. 


It's so nice to have spring here early and have daffodils to give away.  I gave my daughter and Mom each a big bunch, and there is still lots in the yard. It's the only bulbs the chipmunks won't eat!

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13 comments:

Elaine said...

Love the creative votives.. reading by candle light..a little pun ha Very creative

Marigene said...

What a delightful vignette...the votives came out great.

Marilyn said...

Very creative. Love the daffodils! Mine are still sleeping, but may wake up during the week of warm weather we are supposed to have.♥♫

Babs said...

Your votives are so cute. That's a great idea for dictionary pages..I mean who uses a dictionary any more now that we have Wikipedia? :) I saw some old-ish dictionaries at GW. I'm checking them out. Thanks for the neat idea.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are absolutely wonderful Pat!

Beautiful vignette.

Sandy said...

Your little votives are so
sweet,, might give it a try
myself.
Wanted to thank you for your
visit to my blog and your
interesting ideas about Vertigo.
I'm happy to say the treatment
has worked so far and it's so
nice to not be dizzy all the
time...
Thanks again
Sandy

Jana said...

Very cute idea to jazz up votives. Love it!

Traci said...

Your dictionary pages remind me of a dictionary of my grandma's that I have been decopaging things with. It is much different from modern dictionaries. Thanks for sharing these cute little votives.
Traci

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Love your daffodils. Ours haven't bloomed yet, but my neighbors' have. It's so nice to finally look out the window and see color.

What a creative way to use dictionaries. I used to have a set of old encyclopedias that I bet would work just as well if people have those lying around.

Yours are stunning when lit. Thank you for linking your craft to my party and showing people how to make them.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Pat
I mentioned the votives in my other post, but I have to tell you, I love your daffodil bouquet, too!

Thanks for coming by the Back Porch and asking about getting my posts. Click the Linky list on your sidebar, at the bottom. That should take you to a page of the blogs you follow or who follow you, via Linky. I update there each time I publish a new post and you will see it there.

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Just posted this on the previous post inadvertently.

Babs said...

Pat, I couldn't find your email address, so I'm using the comment section...and,I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Babs

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Pat!

Thanks so much for stopping by. We are well this morning. Still under grey skies and expect stormy weather through the week.

bj said...

These are sooo stinkin cute, Pat.
You did a great job...and I am going to look for an olden dictionary or french book and do the same. You say you used Elmers glue...bet Mod Podge would work, too, don't you? This would be a great craft for my grands.....:)