06/08/12

ZGallerie Knockoff Candleholder {Perfect Souviner}

When we vacationed in Florida, we picked up a lot of seashells.  Each summer I pull the memory filled seashells out and add them to an apothecary or bowl…this year I decided I should make something more lasting…and I’m loving it…my new DIY Seashell Candleholder!

I gathered the seashells that my sweet B’s have collected,
my glue gun and a candleholder that once was gunmetal
color…it was a wedding gift from my Aunt and Uncle.
The other, also painted white, is on my mantel {here}.
With no order, we layered our seashells onto the candleholder
using the hot glue gun to hold each in place…it didn’t take very many!
When the shells were set, I grabbed some leftover caulk from
the garage and used my fingers to fill in a few of the larger gaps.
After those were filled, I used several damp paper towels to smooth
away the excess…followed by a dry towel to remove any lint.
Then I sprayed the candleholder with some glossy white spray paint
and it was ready to sit all pretty on my coffee table in the family room.
Want to see my inspiration?!!?
Zgallerie – $34.95 Oceania Pillar Holder

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Comments

  1. *giggles* A friend and I have challenged each other to a little Z Gallerie knock- off event and this candlestick is one of the projects I intend to tackle.
    Great to see that it can be done so beautifully- I hope my results will be anywhere near as pretty as your little beauty!

  2. You are brilliant. The candle sticks are wonderful. This is such an inspirational post. Thanks so much for sharing! I would love it if you would link this to our WIW blog party. Hope you can join us!

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

  3. Rose Jesky says:

    I love this, I am planning a Mermaid B-day party for my daughter this summer and am looking for all the fun beach decorations I can find. I pined it!
    Rose

  4. Beth@thedailyparagraph says:

    This is really a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Found you at French Country Cottage.

  5. Mindie Hilton says:

    Featuring this week at Bacon Time on Thursday!

  6. southernflaircrafts says:

    Those are fantastic!! We have a collection of shells that we continually add to also – I’m going to do something similar. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Robin says:

    Great knock off! And shiny white spray paint makes everything look better!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

  8. Amy - while wearing heels says:

    You were spot on in your version. Well done!

  9. Michelle says:

    These look great, I especially like how you’ve painted them all one colour. Iv covered a few frames and mirrors with shells but not candlesticks, I imagine it would’ve been hard to keep them from sliding off hmmmm not sure if Im patient enough for this one!

  10. Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

    I was out with friends and just came home to sweet notes from my fun blogger friends…what an AWESOME night! Thanks so much for your kind words!!! You are the best!!! XO, Aimee

  11. Lydia says:

    amazing!!! Love it!

  12. Lindsay says:

    I am so loving this! And what a great reminder of your beautiful time together as a family! Love it all!

  13. Debra @ Common Ground says:

    Aimee, these are super cool! thanks for sharing how you created this, just pinned it to my “arty stuff”!! LOVE that precious family portrait!

  14. Jamie Vigil says:

    Just a quick note to say you’re awesome:) I will be adding this project to my to do list. Jamie
    wellnessandfamily.blogspot.com

  15. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    I’m with Laura. The family photo is adorable. Love the candleholder.

  16. Laura from Top This Top That says:

    Candle sticks are awesome but the family picture is better!!:)