Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Patio Party Lights

It's that time of year again, and I'm ready to move my wicker loveseat and chairs to the patio, pour a glass of light wine, and dine with my friends. But I need a pretty little light to bring a bit of ambience to the party.

This patio party light was much easier than it looks. I found the cup and saucer at the thrift store. I had the flat glass stones and the wired beads. And the copper pipe and cap came from the hardware store. Love it!

Here's the project instructions to print out and make yours:

Patio Party Light Supplies:

  • Ceramic or glass cups and saucers
  • Copper pipe, 3 feet long
  • Copper cap
  • 2-part Epoxy
  • Adhesive gel
  • Flat glass stones
  • Buttons
  • Figurine
  • Beaded wire
  • Alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Paper plate
  • Craft stick


  1. Clean cup and saucers with alcohol and paper towel.
  2. Glue the cup to the saucer with adhesive gel. Embellish with buttons, stones, and figurine with adhesive gel. Let set according to the glue label.
  3. Mix the 2-part epoxy on paper plate with craft stick, according to the label.
  4. Turn the cup and saucer over and apply the epoxy in the center of the saucer bottom. Apply epoxy to the copper cap. Press the cap onto the saucer. Let set according to the epoxy label.
  5. When the glue is set, position the copper cap to the end of the copper pipe.
  6. Wind beaded wire through the cup handle and down the length of the pipe.
  7. Push the pipe into the ground, and add tea lights, bird seed or fresh water.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Confetti Easter Eggs

Easter gatherings are always a fabulous time to be with family and friends. And if you're looking for something to craft, this is ideal. I made these gorgeous confetti eggs that look beautiful placed inside the paper cones on a bed of shredded tissue.
The eggs are so pretty until you bust them on someone's head and they explode with confetti! Kids love'em and I love'em and adults will love'em too. Confetti eggs, also called cascarones, are a Mexican tradition for Easter as well as other holidays. A cascaron is an egg that is decorated much like an Easter egg and then filled with confetti. Cascarones are broken over the head for good luck.

For complete instructions and a supply list, go to and you'll be on your way to a fun day!