Here’s a fun and frugal summer project for you that’s also quick and easy! I used Dollar Tree candlesticks and some fabric to make these cute summer-themed starfish candlesticks!
It’s so hard to believe it’s already summer!
But the temperatures have sure proved it. The heat and humidity have really settled in here in Virginia.
Which means it’s time to pull out the summer tote and start decorating!
I’m teaming up with some amazing bloggers this month for some summer-themed DIY inspiration. A huge thanks to Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip for hosting these fun blog hops every month.
If you’re here from Danya over at A Vintage Flare Farmhouse, welcome!
Be sure to see the rest of the summer DIY inspiration at the bottom of my post.
How to make starfish candlesticks
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These starfish candlesticks are super easy to make. They only took me about 15 minutes to make. And the best part is that I had everything I already needed so I didn’t spend any money!
What you need:
- 8″ tall glass candlesticks from Dollar Tree
- Fabric scraps
- Wide ribbon
- Starfish (similar here)
- Hot glue gun and glue
What you do:
The first thing you are going to do is cut the fabric into squares. I measured the fabric the length I wanted, then measured around the candlestick itself. I think the measurements both ways were a little over 7 inches.
After the fabric is cut to the size you want, put a line of hot glue down one side of the fabric and glue it to the candlestick. Let it dry for a few seconds, then wrap the fabric around the candlestick. Pull gently to get the fabric tightly.
After I glued the fabric on I wished I had ironed it first. But honestly I just didn’t want to take that extra step because I was being lazy. Crafter problems…
The next step is entirely optional. I wanted to hide the top of the fabric, so I chose to cover it up with a piece of wide ribbon. I just wrapped it around and glued it the same way I did the fabric.
The final step is to glue on the starfish. I just centered mine the best I could and hot glued it on.
I honestly cannot remember where I bought this starfish. I’m thinking it was either A.C. Moore or Michael’s.
That’s it! I promised you it was quick and easy!
I loved how they turned out!
Now let’s go check out Paula’s porch from Paula’s Handmade Space!
Ready for some more summer decor inspiration?