FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Fall Candle Vase from a Wicker Lamp

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Candle Vase from a Wicker Lamp

A few months back, I pulled a wicker lamp out of the neighbors junk pile. The cord had been cut off but the rest of the parts where there. I keep lamp parts so I took it apart. The lamp shade was "toast",  I wanted to recover it so that was fine. The base of the lamp was wicker and in good shape, but I didn't like the color (sort of dirty blond).  Sorry, I don't have a picture of the original lamp. I didn't think I would be using the base. 

The other day as I was cleaning and found the wicker base and had an idea. I found some brown spray paint. I got so excited that I forgot to take a before picture. While the paint was drying, I headed to A. C. Moore for a couple of items.
Eclectic Red Barn: Wicker vase supplies needed

You could always wrap jute or rope around a vase for a similar look if you wanted to actually have it hold real flowers. I was going to use it to hold a candle since mine was hallow.

I purchased the berries and the silk mum for $1 each. I had the ribbon, moss, and the candle.

I found a piece of Styrofoam and placed it in the top to support the candle(battery type). I had to cut it down a little so that it fit tight. You could also add a plate on top to place a real candle.
Eclectic Red Barn: Adding foam to top of wicker vase
I wanted to decorate the vase for fall, but make it so I could change it for other holidays. After trimming the stems off the berries and the mum, I wrapped ribbon around the vase to hold the berries and the mum in place. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Using ribbon to hold berries and mum
 Although they were secure, I could easily change them out.
Eclectic Red Barn: Berries and mum attached to wicker vase

Next I added some ribbon. This was left over from some project.
Eclectic Red Barn: Berries, mum, and ribbon attached to wicker vase
I placed the candle on top and surrounded it with moss.
Eclectic Red Barn: Attach moss to wicker vase top
I only spent two dollars to get my new fall candle vase. Not bad!
You will probably see it again in another fall post, as I continue working on my fall decor projects.
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  1. I LOVE this. What a great find on the lamp and such a cool way to repurpose it. Now I want to hunt for a vase that I can do something like this with

  2. I love this! I am new to your blog; just found you this morning :) I am near Disney World. A Native Floridian. I look forward to your future posts!

    Sherri Smith

  3. It's beautiful and perfectly Fall - did you do something with those 2 great chairs you scored as well?

  4. Nice fall DIY ! Thank you for sharing ...

    xoxo from PARIS


  5. Very pretty, Beverly! Love the wicker!

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