I will begin this post by saying I have a beautiful, recently remodeled, bathroom. Well, recently remodeled if you consider one year ago as recent... But alas, the walls are blank, and the pretty glass shelves (I just had to have) don't have anything pretty on them.
Perusing the local dollar store one day, I came across these tall cylindrical vases. Then, on the same aisle I found some pretty glass rocks in the same shade of blue as my bathroom. Perfect! An idea was born! I placed the rocks in the vases and put some fat stubby candles on top and Presto! I had 3 very cheap looking impractical candles I would never light. So, I put the whole shebang aside for several months. . . until I saw a bag of potpourri in the right shades of blue on a clearance shelf! Yes! Exactly what I needed! Another idea was born! So proud and intrigued of this crafty idea I came up with, I got out the camera and started contriving a tute for my blog. I figured the whole world would be so impressed with my crafty prowess (narcissistic, me?).
After seeing the results, I am less than impressed. "What was I thinking? I can't use this for a tute," I thought. But, it was a funny experience and perhaps a journey through craftiness that others could relate to, so I made this little anti-tutorial. I hope you can relate to my good-ideas-gone-wrong.
So this is where I started. Total investment so far: $5. As I said, I had originally thought to add candles, but had some technical and aesthetic difficulties. Technically, the candles wouldn't sit straight on the uneven rock surface. Aesthetically, it looked crappy. I wasn't ever going to light the candles anyway. So I nixed the candle idea.
The potpourri I found on clearance.
Potpourri is made up of the strangest things.
These blue-ish giant seed pod things were so ugly. My daughter (4 yrs) wouldn't touch 'em. I don't blame her. They looked kind of moldy.
I had high hopes that once I got those vases on the shelf in the bathroom, they would magically look chic and beachy and totally awesome. . . well, they didn't.
The moral of this story: The road to bad crafting is paved with good intentions.
Thanks for reading!
p.s. In case you were wondering, yes, they are still in my bathroom. ;-) But if you like them, I'd be happy to mail them to you! Honestly!
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