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.

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)

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

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

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

  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!!

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

  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 -

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

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


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

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

  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!

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


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