Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pottery Barn-sh Fabric Luminaries

Do you want to have a fabulous dinner party?
Or maybe you want to bring a touch of Pottery Barn to your party..
Or maybe, you just want to have an excuse to have a party?

Either way..I've got your back.
Well, when it comes to decor anyway.
The food is all up to you.
Dessert is always a sure thing to get your peeps there.
I will come for sugar..
Every time.

Oh and a really good Diet Coke.
there are few things that are better than a fabulous Diet Coke.
Am I wrong?

Oh yea, I was talking about a party.
Who doesn't love a good Party?
Especially when you get to make something this Fabulous!

Did I mention that these little beauties would take you under 5 minutes to assemble and under $7 to make?
I know, simple and cheap are the best kind of crafts to make.

A few glass cylinder things from the Dollar Store
I got 3 different sizes. You just want to make sure that you get the 
jars that are flat all the way around.

Some liquid starch and your choice of fabric
I used this fabric from

Jute or string or some other kind of ribbon

These are so extremely simple, your 7 yr. old can help you.
Also, it will make a bit of a mess.

I followed the same directions as I outlined in this post.

1: Cut your strips of fabric to fit the jar.

2: Dip the strips of fabric into the liquid starch & wring out any excess.

3. Put the fabric on the jars making sure that it goes on evenly & smoothly

4: Let dry

5: Add some Jute to embellish

I told you that it was easy.

Once everything was dry and embellished, I added candles from the dollar store.
They come 4 to a pack.
I lit the candles & enjoyed the soft candle light that they offered.

(jeash-I am starting to sound like the flippin book on tape that I have been listening to ALL day)
but, if you are looking for a good book to listen too, 
might I recommend the HUNGER GAMES.

I added a couple bags of black rocks also from the dollar store
Are you starting to see the theme of ultra cheapness?
I sprinkled some sand that came in a plastic jar. It was "made" in Thailand, but packaged in Virginia.. do you suppose that works?
Again, sand was from the Dollar Store
Then I borrowed some sea shells from 11's friend.

I Puffy heart LOVE these!
I was surprised that I did because I am not usually one who decorates with candles and coral fabric.
There is a first time for everything right?

What do they can't judge a book by it's cover.

Well, I say you can't always judge how a project is going to turn out only be looking at the supply list.
You really should check out someone else's after pics before attempting.

That would be one the main reason's why I LOVE Pinterest!

Make some of these for your next party. really should only serve desserts & Diet Coke.
Make sure that you send me an invite!

Happy Creating!

PS-Make sure that you check out my latest TV segment on outdoor fabric.
I don't sew...come see what I made without sewing a stitch!

Partying here:



  1. These look so terrific! So going to try this!

  2. It's such a cozy scene. I love it!

  3. How savvy of you gals! I love it! I'm visiting from Finding Fabulous. Come by and visit me


  4. I love these!! Easy and favorite words! Well, for crafts that is. LOL

  5. I love these!! I like simple projects, and these luminaries have class! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are gorgeous! I love the ambiance they give when lit, wow! I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today.

  7. Thanks for sharing this great idea! I'm heading to the dollar store. :0)

  8. So fun. I love ideas that are simple to do, but look so amazing - like this! I've played around with these cylinders before, but I never used fabric. Thanks for sharing.

    Warmly, Michelle

  9. Oh how I love this idea. Simple and stunning at the same time! Great job! I am featuring this at

  10. Please tell me where you have found the liquid starch! I have looked everywhere for a project I need liquid starch in and can not find any. I had just about given up thinking that they don't make it anymore and now I see you use it in your project and find that there is hope yet.

  11. Those are gorgeous! And how easy!
    I'm hosting a link party today. Stop by if you'd like!


  12. Wow! Those sure look fancy! :) Love the color showing through when their lit! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  13. Fantastic idea, girl. On my to-do list !!

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

  14. Yay!! Another gorgeous, easy and cheap way to use the liquid starch! So fun and the perfect solution to a temporary decoration for a party! Amazing. Thanks for sharing!


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