In your blog travels, you may have come across the Dekoop Gorgeous Helen Wine Shades ($20), which tops off your wine glasses to make easy votive lamps for your parties. I couldn't get them off my mind for months when I first saw them; I thought they were so clever.
This painting technique will work for all types of vessels, including flea-market finds and items available at crafts stores.
Jun 24 by Brenda Ponnay
Here's a creative way to turn seashells the kids have collected into objects both beautiful and practical: Make them into candles.