Glass insulators come in all kinds of colors. Different colors do not have any meaning or purpose. They simply made insulators at the end of the day with whatever glass color they had been using earlier in the day. I love that! Something so utilitarian, that it wasn't even given a dedicated color, has now become something that people seek out to find and save.
You might also find ceramic ones. I prefer the glass, but that's just me. If you like the ceramic ones, then love them for all you're worth. Unfortunately, the ceramic ones won't be much use for what I'm showing you today, though.
So today your supplies are: glass insulators and electric flicker tea light candles.
|Battery Operated Tea Light Candles|
Okay, now here's the
I love using these outside on a patio table. The flickering lights make everything sparkle. They're also great on a fireplace mantle. You don't have to worry about having to blow the candle out.
Here's another idea that is just as simple and easy to pull off:
The insulators fit perfectly into the openings of a vintage Coca-Cola crate. Instant vases for flowers from your yard!
What I love about both of these projects is that neither is permanent. You can use them for candlelight one day, and then for vases the next.
Be sure to come back tomorrow. I'll be giving a sneak peak of what I'll be selling at the fair on Saturday. (Tiny Hint: I will have these insulators with candles available there.) Let me know what you think of the insulators.