Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rustic Glam Votives {Tutorial} & A Blog Hop!


Welcome to the May Arts & Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to be a part of such a fun event, and I hope you enjoy the tutorial I created to celebrate Ribbon Carousel's first amazing year! There will be prizes, inspiration, discounts, and of course, lots of beautiful May Arts ribbon!


I love to pair rustic elements like burlap with glamorous bits of bling like glitter and frilly ribbons! Rustic glam votives combine the two styles, and would be lovely for a bridal shower favor or for wedding decor!

I found these paper seed pots at a dollar store earlier this spring, and stashed them away for the perfect crafty project!
To add a little glam and glitz to the pot's rustic style, I painted the top rim with a tacky white glue inside and out, then dipped the seed pot in vintage glass glitter. So much sparkle!

May Arts sheer frayed flowers layered on top of wired burlap creates the perfect marriage of rustic and glam! I used white tacky glue to fuse the ribbons together, and trimmed each end to a point.

The pointed ends help the layered ribbons fit snugly around the tapered shape of the seed pot. Tacky glue bonds the ribbon to the paper securely and dries clear.

A single pretty bloom cut from the sheer frayed flower trim hides the seams and makes a beautiful accent for the votive!

Simply pop a fragrant candle in a glass holder into the decorated seed pot, and you have a rustic glam votive that's sure to add sparkle and rustic charm to any occasion!
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to hop along to the other blogs joining the party! 

Here are the prizes:
Ribbon Carousel Blog: 4 spools of May Arts Ribbon (winner's choice)
Ribbon Carousel Facebook page: 2 rolls of Mary Arts Ribbon (winner's choice)
May Arts Blog: Ribbon Carousel
May Arts Facebook page: 2 ten packs of wooden spools
Leave a comment on this post at Serendipity Vintage Studio, or at any of the above for your chance to win these fabulous goodies!







95 comments:

  1. So beautiful and elegant, love the frayed flowers ribbon. Gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous, Kimberly! I'm so going to try this!!

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  3. Kim, what a fantastic idea! Lovely! And with one of my FAVORITE ribbons! =)

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  4. Fantatstic favor idea- I really like how the layer ribbon turned out.

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  5. I love the frayed roses... never seen this type of ribbon... If I don't win it, where can I buy it...Is it also washable... I have an idea for this ribbon.. Love this website...

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  6. Gorgeous candle holder, love how you've combined the two ribbons :)

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  7. What a great project! These look wonderful and I love the combination of ribbons!

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  8. Love the ribbon you used! Very clever to combine the two.

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  9. Great project! I've never thought about doing that before.

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  10. I had to laugh at myself a little, this post at first made me nervous because I didn't realize what you were doing with the peat pots (and glitter isn't exactly biodegradable!). Cute project, as it turns out!

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  11. Wow love this project! Very awesome and original!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  12. wow - what a neat and original project!

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  13. LOVE! The next thing I like more than paper crafts is candles. :)

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  14. I love them. It is a wonderful idea for a wedding, or even a nice dinner. What a great little gift too, and school is almost out .

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  15. Love what you did with the May Arts ribbon, great project.

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  16. Oh my...these are AMAZING!!! LOVE them!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  17. Great job on trasforming the pots into such a work of art.

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  18. WOW!!! I am so in awe of you and your inspiring idea right now! I LOVE this!!! Thanks for the step by step photos and how to! Can't wait to try this!
    Lisa

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  19. WOW! What a great idea! Those are gorgeous!

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  20. What a perfect "marriage" of materials. I'm going to send this idea on to a friend whose daughter is getting married late this year. I'll bet she goes for it! Very nice!

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  21. Very cute, I like the contrast of the materials. Loved your website too...I joined. Take care.
    Victoria Lavender

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  22. Love this idea!! Going to have to get some of that burlap ribbon and flower ribbon!!

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  23. How pretty and creative - to think that a simple cardboard pot can be so elegant. I hadn't seen these flowers before so thanks for the introduction

    Thanks for the hop!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  24. Wonderful tutorial, Kimberly!
    Love that vintage glass glitter!!
    What a great idea!

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  25. I do love this vintage look, very cool!

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  26. that frayed flower ribbon is too cool! just love it!!
    your glitter dipped pot is such a fantastic idea too.

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  27. LOVE this!! Would love to win this!

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  28. Love this idea! Who knew a seed pot could be so beautiful! :)

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  29. Seriously??!! Only in the mind of Kim would such a fabulously shabby/glitzy project come to fruition!! LOVE it! Plus it is posed on your new Vintage Easel too - perfect!

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  30. Wow! May arts ribbon sure makes things beautiful! Very cute project!

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  31. kim, i am going to make some of those for my back yard, they are adorable!!!
    ava

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  32. This is gorgeous! Love it! Love that Ribbon!Sooooo pretty!

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  33. Lovely altered pot, like the glam

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  34. What a cute idea. Love the ribbon.

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  35. I've never would have thought of transforming simple cardboard seed pots into something so glamourous. Love the shabby chic look.

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  36. I really need to buy some burlap. I love how you combine it with the glitter.

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  37. interesting project! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  38. OHHH! I need to get some of that vintage glass glitter! OH!! This project took my breath away! LOVE:)

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  39. Love this idea! So much fun! I am going to Pin it. wendyfellers@hotmail.com

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  40. I wish I had thought of this. Baby shower this weekend and didn't want it to be cutesy. For the next one, I know for sure.

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  41. LOVEEE the way you dressed up a seed pot!

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  42. WowWoWWOW!! Great project, love the seed pot idea and the ribbon and burlap go perfectly!!

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  43. Love these--rustic and glamorous!

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  44. Oh so pretty!

    Julie H in MN

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  45. I really like that you used seed pots for this little project. The combo of lacy flowers and burlap is very rustic yet glamorous. Great combo. The touch of glass is purely eye-catching and a perfect complement. Beautifully done.

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  46. Wow! This is so cool. I never would have thought to use these unassuming pots in my craft projects! Gorgeous!!

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  47. Love the ribbon you used and the project. Amazing!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  48. Great Idea. This is so neat. I am borrowing this idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Awesomely decorated. I have that floral ribbon in pink, just might need to do this project. Thanks!

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  50. Wow! Would never thought of this! Great Idea!

    Jeanette

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  51. Cute idea, Kim...love those ribbon flowers! Definitely shabby chic!

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  52. Great project! Love the ribbon that you used!

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  53. What a unique project--very shabby vintage looking!

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  54. I love candles and will have to create these for my self. Great project!

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  55. Simple, yet charming craft! Hoping to convince some of my friends getting married to make these!

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  56. The sheer flowers are one of my favorite ribbons!

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  57. would never thought of that very pretty

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  58. This is adorable I love the vintage look

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  59. You really showed us a unique way to dress up seed pots for candle holders. Great job. Thanks

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  60. wow great idea. I may have to copy this trick.

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  61. Beautiful candle and such a clever idea!! So glad I found your blog!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  62. So pretty!! I love the ribbon!

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  63. What a wonderful idea and such pretty results.

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  64. Wowza, what a gorgeous idea! Love these! Thanks so much for sharing your idea!!

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  65. great project - I love the frayed flower!

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  66. What a great project - I never would have guessed it was those paper pots underneath!

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  67. What a beautiful project, never thought about using seed pots for a votive holder. Great idea and it turned out sooooooo elegant!

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  68. Wow, love this project! My daughter is getting married next March, what a great idea for favors :) LOVE!!!

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  69. stunning! i love seeing everyday things made gorgeous like you have here. so inspiring!

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  70. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  71. stunning....i love it. shannleffew2@yahoo.com

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  72. Awesome project. Thanks for sharing it. Love those ribbon roses.

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  73. i love, love, love this. so glad you were a part of this hop.

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  74. WOW!!!!!! What a chic & beautiful project! Looks like something I would totally buy in my fave store in the whole world (The Potting Shed in Chelsea, MI. - shameless plug!). I can not wait to try this, will be a perfect little gift. LOVE your blog by the way ;)

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  75. Fabulous project!! I definitely want to try this one!!

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  76. That is some gorgeous ribbon, thanks for showcasing it so well.

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  77. Love those flowers and your rustic glam voltive tutorial!

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  78. I havta share your creative mind on twitter n facebook!! Hi Kim *waving from BYW2*

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