With a little spray paint and a item from your pantry I’m sharing a way to update your Hurricane Candle on the cheap!
Hi Everyone! I am really excited to be here, I’m looking forward to sharing some of my tips and tricks to creating DIY projects that actually save you money and look great. I am bit of an eclectic DIYer because I want the impossible, I want projects that are quick and easy, look great and cost next to nothing to make. It took me years to perfect this set of skills and now I hope to pass along some of these skills to you. My main motivation to a lot of my projects is saving money, outside of that there is great satisfaction to creating something for someone and seeing them glow and knowing that you made it! This project was really fun.
- 1 can of Rust-Oleum Metallic finish spray paint
- A glass jar
- A pilar candle
- A bag of pinto beans (I chose pinto beans because they are inexpensive)
- An old newspaper or small box
- Lay out your beans onto the newspaper, paper plates or even a shoe box would work well.
- Spray your beans with your choice of spray paint and let sit for about a half hour to dry.
- Once they are dry shake them around a bit so that your other sides will be up. Of course not all of them will flip over so it will several times of repeating these steps until you no longer see bare sides of the beans turning up.
- Once they are completely dry pour them into your glass jar and nestle your candle down into your beans.
The total cost of my project was $8.18 and this is definitely an easy project and one that can be done with children. I will admit that my 2 year old granddaughter was quick to steal a couple of golden beans to stash in her purse! Not only was this project fun to make, it’s exciting! Seeing these bland boring beans turn into a golden bounty was exciting! So much so that I didn’t want to stop. They are so beautiful and I want to paint everything in my house gold, but I had to contain myself.