Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Decorative Safari Print Finial


I love to knock off high end items, and if I can do it with items I have on hand it's even better!
When I saw the World Traveller collection at Kirkland's, I pinned most of it. I loved the fusion of metallics and animal prints.  The decorative finials reminded me of glass Christmas ornaments, and that's how this idea was born.

Kirkland's
I was able to make my knock off using three items I already had:
a glass candle holder (wedding present, but you can get one at the dollar store)
curtain finial (old Goodwill purchase)
ornament (buy one or paint one like I did here)




 Supplies:
Ornament
Candle holder
Finial
Glue (E-6000)
Americana Gloss Enamels

 To make your own decorative finial:

Step one:  Paint your glass candle holder with Americana Gloss Enamels.

Step two:  Remove the hook from the glass ornament and glue the tip of the ornament into the candle holder.
(Painted ornament tutorials are here and here.)

Step three:  Remove the screw from the finial.  I was able to just unscrew it.  Glue the finial to the top of the ornament.

I think it's pretty darn close to the original idea.  Next, I need to finish my zebra and giraffe finials to have the complete set.  The beauty of DIY is that if you don't like animal print, you can just go with a different design and make something you'll love!

Looking for more tutorials?  Click here.



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13 comments:

  1. I really like this! You are very creative. Now I want to try something like this for my home decor!

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  2. OMG yours is way better too. Love it!

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  3. VERY COOL! I love it! I wouldn't have anywhere to put it, but it looks awesome!

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  4. I love the idea of using ornaments - they come in so many colors and how perfect for Christmas time, you can add finials to your mantel that match your tree exactly! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Great idea. I'm going to be keeping a lookout for these items. I love this type of craft :)

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  6. so creativie! I would not of thought this was pieced together! Very pretty! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  7. I love how simple this is! simple crafts are the BEST! :D

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  8. Well aren't you the creative one! I love this. Great use of the candlesticks.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  9. Ooh, I love finials, and your diy version is perfect! Thanks for joining the dollar store challenge this week. :)

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  10. Wonderfully creative! I love it...pinning!!

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  11. Oh my! Your idea is so clever and totally different for everyone else's idea in the challenge! So glad I visited because now you've got my mind whirling with ideas! :) Pinning!

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  12. Very cool idea and it could be reworked for almost any interior.
    tammy

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