Monday, March 10, 2014

Pysanky Candle Holder

Who doesn't like a good surprise bag, especially if you are like me and it becomes an addiction.
Just throw a bunch of crap in a bag (which they usually do), mark five bucks on it, and watch this gullible Turtle dive in, touching each bag, wondering what amazing treasures are inside, only to open it up and feel scroogled. 
 The person behind the counter has their lips slightly turned up
 with that "What a sucker" look on their face, and inside you know they are doing the Angry Birds laugh at you.  The same one I do when I am driving, and some road bully gets cut off! 

This didn't happen to me, once!

  I was with all my sisters on a girlie day out.  We headed to the John Deere tractor dealership!  They have this little area in the parts department partitioned off for farmers wives and farmers husbands, to  part with all their hard earned egg money on overpriced green trademarked trinkets. 

  But sister number two knew exactly where the deals were.

  She spends her egg money wisely!  She led us to this huge surprise bag bin. 
 The sales girl was probably peeing her pants watching us feeling all the bags.   Ohhh, ahhhh this one is so big!  Haha  look at this little one!   
 I decided on a medium sized bag as not to appear too greedy in front of the Surprise Bag Gods.  I quickly paid for my thrill package, skipped to the car, ripped it open, only to be surprised with real, usable crap.  Most of, which is gone to new homes now,  to help clutter their walls,
 except for this one item. 

 I think it was some sort of a miniature candle holder.  Too big for birthday candles but too small for tapers.  They just had to throw a piece of junk in my bag.  My sisters all scored some pretty cool stuff which immediately triggered bag envy.   Don't get me wrong, I liked all the crap I got, but isn't the grass always greener?   If only I would have grabbed the big bag!
To get to the point, after sitting in my craft room for all these years, I finally found the perfect use for this black piece of sculpture;  an Easter Egg holder. 
 Years of Pysanky has caused me to become quite the hoarder of eggs.  I usually throw them in a basket, covered with a grocery bag to keep the dust off, and banish them to the storage room bringing them up only for Pysanky parties.  But not this year!  This year, all my peeps will see individual Easter eggs surrounded by lovely burning candles for a touch of  that Easter ambiance!
I had to glue each egg on the holder, top it off with a crown, and now my bag envy turned into being the envy of bags!  Sorry all you suckers....yah that's right, look at me now!
Without further adieu, I give you 
Pysanky Candle Holder!

I mean what is Easter without glitter?

You know, I really thought that I would be able to fit seven eggs in there.
 It looked like there was enough room for a pickup truck when I first pulled it out of the closet.

It just needed something else....

I shaved the end of each taper so I could cram it into the little holders!

Blew off the excess wax....

And voila it's a wee bit tacky, but that"s what Easter fun is all about...the glitter!!!


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Pursuit of Functional HomeBy Stephanie Lynn


  1. You realize you're going to create a run on the JD dealerships now, right? This is a perfect marriage of glue & glitter & pretty things that weren't stuck together previously. Eggs-cellent.

    (I was at an antiques/crafts sale type thing yesterday and noticed a grab bag table. Unlike you, I wasn't as brave. Plus I was distracted by other stuff that I-just-had-to-have!)

  2. Oh my goodness, I am snorting over here envisioning this lovely group of ladies fondling the mystery packages deciding which ones they were going to choose. It is exactly what my sister and I would do. I love that you whittled the candles down to fit. ohhhh beauty.

  3. Haha, too big for birthday candles, to small for tapers??? It make's you wonder what they were making it for. You did a lovely re-purposing job and you made it work. I never would have thought of putting eggs on there. Love the glitter Easter bling!

  4. Clever clever clever! That's brilliant and glitter well you will always have me ith glitter. Any Easter spiders happening? Lol

  5. I find it amusing you spend a girly day out at John Deere! And glitter isn't just what Easter is about. To me, it's what LIFE is about lol

  6. Oh my gosh..I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes! Surprise Bag Gods? LMAO! You know I'm not a glitter fan, but I do love your egg candle holder. What I love most is that you crack me up before 7a.m.!!

  7. Haha- bag envy! I do like how you repurposed the candle holder that had no purpose. :)

  8. I think I'm having my first bout og bag-envy!

  9. Oh, I love this one too! Love glitter but I just don't like to work with it! Somehow it travels all around my home after I use it ;)

  10. Perfect! I love the looks like cupcake sprinkles. :) My husband is totally queer for Deere. I can't wait to get mine out on some actual grass this summer. There's a cupholder on it for...Beere.



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