Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Goodwill outdoor lamp craft! Super Fast and Easy!

When we were in Kansas City a couple weeks ago, we stopped in at a Goodwill to pick up my youngest a hoodie...apparently, the hotel room was too chilly, whatever, lol.  Anyhoo, I found this baby.  This beautiful and LARGE amber bottle in square shape.  It was $1.99.  I don't know what it's original use was for, probably made for a decor piece from one of our favorite, expensive decorating stores, lol.  Ok, so I also picked up one of these wicks that go into wine bottles to make them into lamps a couple of months ago for a mere 99 cents at a local Goodwill (they normally run from $3.99 upwards of $6.99...good grief).  When I saw this bottle, I KNEW it was perfect for my wine bottle wick.  So, we picked it up, packed it in along with some clothes in our suitcase, lol and it made its way back to the St. Louis area on the Amtrak with us, all so I can do this:

To make the final $3 product look like this:

This would sell for a LOT more than the final price of $3 at any given store (except maybe the Goodwill or a great yard sale, lol).  Now, when I say this bottle is large, I mean that it stands well over 7" tall.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love the amber coloring.  I have some citronella oil that we're going to use in it for outside to keep the buggies away.  What's you're latest craft project?  I'd love to see or hear about them, share it with us.


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